Yellow River Trail

Georgia

Yellow River Trail Facts

States: Georgia
Counties: Newton
Length: 0.5 miles
Trail end points: Porterdale Depot and Yellow River Park
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 8655904
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Register for Free with TrailLink Today!

View over 30,000 miles of trail maps
Share your trail photos
Save Your Favorite Trails
Find New Trails Near You
Leave reviews for trails
Submit new trails to our site
Register Now

Yellow River Trail Description

Although only a half-mile long, the Yellow River Trail is Newton County’s first rail-trail and offers a serene and scenic experience under a lush tree canopy. It opened in December 2015 and is nestled along the Porterdale waterfront, about 35 miles east of Atlanta. The charming community has three historical mills, dozens of historical homes, and many old landmarks worth exploring.

The paved pathway begins at a turn-of-the-century depot just off Main Street and ends at Yellow River Park. A 7-mile water trail is nearby and provides a popular place for kayaking and canoeing in the slow-moving river.

Parking and Trail Access

Limited parking is available in Yellow River Park. From Porterdale’s Main Street, turn onto Hemlock Street and follow it past the railroad depot for less than half a mile to the access road for the park.

Reviews

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Events nearby

organizer logo
Atlanta BeltLine (Overview)
Atlanta, GA

Now in its 7th year, the Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series is the perfect way to explore different trail segments while staying fit and...

#10K #Fun Run #Trail Run #race #run #walk
Sat Dec 02 2017

Nearby Trails

Cricket Frog Trail

Georgia - 14.9 miles

The Cricket Frog Trail gets its name from the quarter-sized amphibian native to this part of Georgia. The trail occupies the former railbed of the...

Oxford Trail

Georgia - 1.2 miles

The picturesque Oxford Trail winds along Turkey Creek through the heart of the charming southern town of Oxford. The wooded pathway runs behind the...

Eastside Trail (Covington)

Georgia - 2.4 miles

Covington's Eastside Trail connects Eastside High School, Newton County Public Library, and Chimney Park. Much of the landscape is pleasantly wooded...

Accordion

Rockdale River Trail

Georgia - 9.47 miles

Rockdale River Trail offers a beautiful natural escape through Rockdale County, just southeast of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The trail is hilly...

Arabia Mountain Trail

Georgia - 12.4 miles

The Arabia Mountain Trail winds its way through giant rock outcroppings, past rushing streams plunging in woodland waterfalls and among farmland and...

South River Trail

Georgia - 3.2 miles

South River Trail offers a wooded route along its namesake river, about 15 miles southeast of Atlanta. On its west end is Martin Luther King Jr. High...

Reeves Creek Trail

Georgia - 1.4 miles

The Reeves Creek Trail runs through a residential area of Stockbridge, the largest city in Henry County that sits just 20 miles south of Atlanta. It...

Stone Mountain Trail

Georgia - 20.5 miles

While most Atlanta residents would know this trail as a greenway through Freedom Park and Candler Park, it's really much more: a continuous 19-mile...

Camp Creek Greenway

Georgia - 2.5 miles

Camp Creek Greenway runs east-west through Lilburn in northeastern Atlanta. It's paved and scenic, traversing woodlands for much of its journey. Deer,...

Trolley Line Trail (GA)

Georgia - 7 miles

Atlanta's first trolleys were developed in 1870s and the many lines were consolidated to form the Georgia Power Company. The Path Foundation has been...

South Peachtree Creek Trail

Georgia - 1.1 miles

The South Peachtree Creek Trail is a short greenway linking two recreational amenities in DeKalb County. On the east end, Medlock Park features...

Eastside Trail (Atlanta BeltLine)

Georgia - 3.1 miles

Atlanta's Eastside Trail stretches just over 3 miles between Piedmont Park and and the neighborhoods of Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. As its name...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Support Trails and Pick Your FREE Guidebook + Trail Kit Today!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews
OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!
OR