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Mistletoe State Park

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6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers



647' 197 m


-658' -201 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (12°)

511' 156 m


369' 112 m




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A quick overview of the best trails at Mistletoe State Park with some advanced features.

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This ride traverses most of the Cliatt Creek Nature Trail Loop and Rock Dam Trail. It features a number of creek crossings and other features that will keep advanced riders interested, yet the advanced features are not so plentiful that the trails can't be ridden by beginners and intermediates.

Need to Know

Bring $5 for the entrance/parking fee (or better your annual state parks pass).


The Cliatt Creek Nature Trail Loop starts across the road from the main parking lot. The first 0.1 mi climbs until you reach the main road into the park; then it is relatively flat going on a pine straw covered dirt track following the Cliatt Creek Nature Trail Loop until you reach Cliatt Creek. Cross the bridge over the creek to begin the Rock Dam Trail which follows Cliatt Creek for a short distance.

Rock Dam Trail is definitely more advanced than Cliatt Creek Nature Trail Loop with several creek crossings. These will keep advanced ridees on their toes, but others might get wet toes. After about two miles, you'll enter a gully ride that takes you down towards the rock dam over an unnamed creek. At the entrance to the gully, there is another trail that branches off to the left, but the main trail actually goes through the gully.

If you haven't ridden the rock dam before, you'll definitely want to scout it before as it is probably only rideable by experts. Keep in mind the dam will be slick where it's covered by water. After the dam, a short climb begins before a fun, steep but too short descent towards the Clarks Hill Lake.Shortly after the descent, you'll reach a creek and follow it until you see the sign for the trail crossing. There are several places where it looks like the trail might cross the creek, but there is only one official crossing.

After the creek crossing, the Rock Dam Trail continues back towards the lake. After you pass the lake for the second time, you'll rejoin the Cliatt Creek Nature Trail Loop which takes you back to the main parking area. This section features some climbing on heavily rooted, cross-sloped trail with some off-camber sections, but nothing too difficult.

Once you cross the main park road on Cliatt Creek Nature Trail Loop, the trail becomes an easy ride through the forest. First it descends toward the lake, and then you have just two short climbs back to the main parking lot.


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Jan 26, 2019
Stephen Dobek
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Jan 11, 2019
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Feb 14, 2017
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Stephen Dobek
Winston, GA
Stephen Dobek   Winston, GA
I wanted to love this ride. Plenty of tough steep stuff going up and down and a handful of flowy, quick sections had me smiling, but there were a bunch of trees blocking the trail that we had to climb over and almost all of the stream crossings, of which there are quite a few, are expert level at the very least. I felt like we would pedal for 5 minutes and have to get off the bike, pedal for 5 minutes and get off the bike. A little tlc and maybe some bridged streams would totally change this system and allow you to link together some good riding. As it stands now though it’s probably a better hiking trail. Jan 26, 2019

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