Widow's Creek Trail

At A Glance

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2.5 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.5 (More Difficult)
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Orange

This trail is located in the Stone Mountain State Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Stone Mountain State Park trails list page.


From the backpack parking area, the trail reaches Window's Creek a few yards a few yards upstream of Widow's Creek Falls, one of the prettiest in the park. (To reach the falls, take the trail at the parking spot just northeast of this trailhead). It then continues for 2.5 miles along the creek to the backcountry sites and stops. All backpackers must register and pay at the backpack parking area before camping overnight.


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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Widow's Creek Trail - Road to Split

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.14 mi

Widow's Creek - MST Split to Campsites Split

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.18 mi

Total Calculated Length: 1.32 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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Jordan M. said: Thanks Tom - you're right. This was on our "field research" list because we needed to go back for GPS data, but apparently my memory didn't serve me correctly. We've updated the description for this
Tuesday, September 24 2013 1:47pm
Tom Hiker said: The trail does not lead from the backpack parking area to the falls. The trail goes above the falls and then reaches the creek a few hundred yards later. To visit the falls you must park at the falls sign or walk along the road from the backpack parking area.
Thursday, September 12 2013 6:11pm
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