There is something about abandoned buildings that can really add an element of creep to a situation. If this rings true for you too, and you’re the type to search “haunted trails near me”, then we have the perfect hike for you. The Red (History) Trail in Sweetwater Creek State Park is a one-mile one-way hike that offers up a chance to see the ruins of an abandoned mill up close. Get some history and nature all in one shot when you tackle the Sweetwater Creek State Park Trails.

As the sun begins to set, the Red Trail and the ruins of the New Manchester cotton mill take on a whole new feeling. That’s when it becomes one of the creepiest hikes in Georgia. Have you ever hiked the trails at this State Park in Georgia before? Share with us your experience in the comments section!

Or if you’re looking for more information about this creepy trail, including current state park entry fees to hike, check out the Georgia State Park‘s website

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More abandoned places and creepy hikes in Georgia

What are some abandoned places in GA?

Some of the most interesting (and creepiest) abandoned places in GA include:

  • Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA: Originally called the Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum when it was built in 1842, this state hospital still has about 200 patients. Most of the complex lies abandoned and in terrible condition, making a very creepy place to visit - especially the graveyard which has over 25,000 gravestones standing in precise rows.
  • Briarcliff Mansion, Atlanta, GA: The Briarcliff Mansion, also called the Candler Mansion, was the home of Asa Griggs Candler Jr. who was the son of Coco-Cola co-founder Asa Griggs Candler, Sr. Even though it is in serious disrepair, it is a fascinating look at Georgia's history.


Are there any creepy hikes in Georgia?

If you love hiking in GA and enjoy a good scare, why not combine the two and explore some of the creepiest hikes in the state? Here are a couple of creepy hikes in Georgia:

  • Doll’s Head Trail, Atlanta, GA: Even the name sends chills down your spine, doesn't it? Doll’s Head Trail is located in Constitution Lakes Park and is indeed littered with creepy doll parts - on purpose. The trail is an art installation started by Joel Slaton and continued by anyone who wants to build upon the creepy factor of this gruesome trail. The catch is you must find the discarded doll parts somewhere in the park.
  • Spook Bridge, Quitman, GA: If Doll's Head Trail doesn't classify as the creepiest hike in GA, perhaps this haunted bridge will send shivers up and down your spine. Several murders and suicides have occurred at this abandoned bridge near Quitman, GA. Now, the only ones who can cross the bridge are those who have passed on long before we were born.


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