Reinhardt University resides on 510-acres located minutes from the North Georgia Mountains. The woodlands surrounding the College have been a source of recreation and study ever since the College's first years. The campus is host to a number of outdoor recreational activities and resources which include a nature trail overlooking beautiful Lake Mullenix and a system of interconnected mountain bike trails.
The nature trail creates a scenic 1 mile loop that serves to link the modern, automobile-bound urban society with times long lost in the city, times when the pedestrian encountered a native animal and plant environment. The nature trail leads to an environment, where the sights, sounds and scents reminds one of times past, promoting an escape from urban life. Along the trail there are number of wooden benches which overlook the lake. The trail head for the nature trail can be found underneath an archway by the Samuel C. Dobbs Science Center.
The nature trail exists and is maintained thanks to Reinhardt University with special thanks going to the Reinhardt University Biology Department, Reinhardt Circle K, and local Boy Scout Troops. This trail is called The Nature / Botany Trail by the Department of Math and Science.
Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails
As North Georgia is considered a mountain biking Mecca it is fitting that Reinhardt University has designed a system of trails specifically for mountain bikers. These exclusive mountain bike trails take riders on a 7-mile system of interconnected trails located on College property that can be enjoyable year-round offering gorgeous views and excellent terrain for mountain biking, hiking and running.
The trails are located just minutes from the center of campus and are open for college students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The trails are open to the public, but use by individuals and groups not associated with the College is handled on a case by case basis.
Reinhardt University’s mountain bike trails are intended for experienced riders. These trails are suitable for those who posses good riding skills and are in good enough shape to ride for 2 hours. There are short but strenuous climbs and rocky sections as well as water crossings. Be cautious while on the trails as there are some high speed downhill sections.
The trailhead of Reinhardt University’s Mountain Bike Trails is located on Grady Street beside the James & Sis Brown Athletic Center. Parking for the Mountain Bike trails is located in the athletic center parking lot. All trails are loop trails, and return to the trailhead.