Hiking Around Savannah Lakes Village
When you live in Savannah Lakes Village, you will be right next to three state parks. Hickory Knob, Elijah Clark, and Baker Creek State Parks are filled with dozens of miles of hiking trails for your enjoyment. Here’s a list of trails you can enjoy when you come and visit.
Baker Creek State Park
Baker Creek State Park is right next to the Monticello neighborhood of Savannah Lakes Village. It is open on a seasonal basis, but that doesn’t stop locals from using it year-round.
Baker Creek has over 10 miles of hiking trails, so you can get your exercise in and enjoy nature when you visit.
Hickory Knob State Park
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill state park. This state park is the perfect destination for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, golfing at its 18 waterfront hole course, or skeet shooting. The state park has three main trails:
1) Beaver Run Trail
The Beaver Run Trail is 2.5 miles and is of moderate difficulty. It’s a gently rolling trail going along the lakeshore. You’ll move along a single-track dirt path, where you are tasked with navigating streams and ditches. All while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Thurmond along the way.
2) Lakeview Loop Trail
At 7.2 miles, this trail is the longest and the most challenging of the three trails at Hickory Knob. This dirt loop trail contains steep slopes, roots, rocks, and ruts. All of these challenges make for a great workout! You will see a variety of trees and come across quite a bit of wildlife. Keep an eye out for the many deer, birds and other wildlife during this hiking adventure.
There’s a good reason it’s called Lakeview Loop. This trail’s high points offer some of the best views of Lake Thurmond around. This trail also provides water access, so if you need to cool down after your hike, jump in the water for a swim!
3) Turkey Ridge Loop Trail
The Turkey Ridge Loop Trail is a short 1.7 miles located inside of a pine and hardwood forest. You will climb relatively steep hills and cross stream fords without the help of footbridges.
I finally get to connect with nature each and everyday
“Moving out of Atlanta, GA to Savannah Lakes Village was a big decision for my wife and I. We wanted to enjoy life to the fullest and not live in an overcrowded city. Here I find myself taking walks around my neighborhood or at one of our state parks almost daily. It keeps me grounded, it keeps me clear headed. I don’t think I could live anywhere else ever again.”
Realtor, Savannah Lakes Village Real Estate