• Activities:

    Camping, Fishing, Hiking

  • Skill Level:


  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:


  • RT Distance:

    1.7 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    200 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

The umbrella of trees and old abandoned mine are just a couple of the draws to this beautiful Fall hike.

This 1.7 mile loop is almost entirely on a wide pebbled road making this hike perfect for getting families and friends outdoors. 

Though there is some elevation gain, the Marble Mine Loop is quite an easy walk. Go during the Fall and the trees are boasting all the reds, oranges, and yellows of the season.  About halfway through (circa .85 mi), the trail meets an old abandoned mine site with access to an aboveground cave! There is a wooden boardwalk to gain a better view inside the caves.   The mine site is complete with a quiet overhead stream trickling down into the Reflection pool. 

After exploring the caves, the trail loops back in the opposite direction and leads straight to the parking lot.  There is an optional trailhead for the Pinhoti Trail just outside of the caves.  The Pinhoti Trail will stretch the hike out to about 3 miles and gains a significant amount of elevation.  

James H. Floyd State Park also has several campsites, cottages, fishing areas, and picnic areas.  After the hike, chill out on the lake dock and listen to the birds sing.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Hiking boots
  • Snacks
  • Notepad
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
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Took my 3 year old. Got a little steep for him at the end, but he did it and seeing the cave for him was so worth it. We had a blast! Just wish I brought the streamlight so I could see farther into the mine. When I tracked it, out and back was 2.1 miles with 375 ft elevation. It took the kiddo and I about an hour and a half, but we did a lot of stopping and got sidetracked by random leaves and rocks...(did i mention he’s 3?) Over all it was beautiful. Would definitely recommend, especially to families with younger kids.

4 months ago
4 months ago

The staff at this park do an excellent job of keeping things in good shape. One of the best parks in North Georgia. Lots of good geocaching too. :) @thedaddybadger.

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