Douglas County Trails Exploration Challenge

Hey, there!

Being active has both physical and mental benefits. It improves your fitness, makes you stronger, and helps you manage health conditions. Douglas County, GA, is home to several amazing parks that offer trails to keep you active. Whether you’re into walking, running, biking, hiking or organized sports, there’s a park here just for you. This month, let’s get active together!

Douglas County Travel & Tourism invites you to take the Trails Exploration Challenge from October 1, 2021, to October 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM. Check in to at least two different locations and take a selfie at both trails to be entered to win a prize! Players must send their selfies to to be entered to win. The 1st place winner will receive a Premium DCTT Hiking Backpack! Five other players will receive a mini DCTT Swag Bag! Winners will be selected in a random drawing. 

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Douglas County Trails Exploration Challenge

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download
  • Explore the best trails of Douglas County!

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of Trails and Parks throughout Douglas County to check out during our Trails Exploration Challenge!

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating trail, simply check in to record your visit and count towards your prize!

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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Boundary Waters Park
Drive behind the aquatic center, and you will see the trail entranceway at the far end of the parking lot. This trail is an easy, .75-mile trail that's perfect for walking your dog, running, or biking! Boundary Waters Park has 12 plus miles of multi-use trials for equestrian, running, mountain biking, and hiking.
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Clinton Nature Preserve

All of the main color-coded trails at Clinton Nature Preserve are loop trails, which means that if you stay on the same color trail, it will eventually lead you back to the Trail Head. 
  • The Blue Trail is the shortest and least difficult trail to traverse. The Blue Trail is 0.81 miles...
  • The Yellow Trail is a medium-length trail with moderate difficulty. The Yellow Trail is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) in length, with some hills and rocky footing possible. 
  • The Red Trail is the longest and most strenuous trail. The Red Trail is 4.3 miles (6.9 km) in length and is the most difficult to traverse. 
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    Deer Lick Park Trails
    Deer Lick Park is a beautiful park that has a Gazebo, Group Shelters, playground, and beautiful scenic views. Enjoy a nice a walk around the pound and take in the wonderful nature around you! You can park in the parking lot and start your walk at the welcome center and walk the entire loop around the pond!
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    Dog River Park & Trails
    When approaching the Dog River Library, take a right and drive around to the back of the Library. You will come across a large arch that says Dog River Trails. There are three different trails that you can choose from.
  • The Blue Trail is ¼ a mile.
  • The Red Trail is ½ a mile....
  • The Yellow Trail is ¼ a mile.
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    Sweetwater Creek State Park
    Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness. The trails wind through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas, and hardwoods. 

  • The Red Trail is a one-way, 1-mile trail that takes about 1-2 hours to complete. After half a mile, the Red Trail takes...
  • The White Trail is a 5-mile loop that passes through some of the park's most remote areas. It intersects with the Red Trail at the overlook of the New Manchester mill ruins. This trail was specifically designed to highlight the park's wildlife and plant communities.

  • The Yellow Trail is a 3-mile trail that takes around 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete. It heads upstream to the bridge across Sweetwater Creek. After crossing the bridge, the trail turns downstream. 
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