Roadrunner Trail System to Expand


The Roadrunner Trail System at Dalton State is expanding. The community is invited to participate in workdays to help in the construction of the newest trail, the Ridge Trail.

Upcoming workdays are Friday, April 5; Saturday, April 13; and Saturday, April 27. Each workday will go from 8 a.m. – noon.

“Workday volunteers will meet at the Big Rock Trail kiosk at the south end of campus, near the intramural field,” said Dr. John Lugthart, a professor of biology who oversees the trail system. “Volunteers should wear long pants, sturdy boots, and bring work gloves and water. Trail construction tools will be provided. The work will be strenuous.”

“The Ridge Trail will connect with both the Big Rock Trail and the College Creek Trail,” he said. “The trail will be approximately 2 miles in length with the western portion of trail running along the top of Rocky Face Ridge with some good views both east and west.”

A ribbon cutting for the Ridge Trail will be announced at a later date.

Recognized in 2016, the three-mile Roadrunner Trail System is a public trail system, consisting of 3 hiking trails located on the ridge behind campus. 

For more information about the Roadrunner Trail System or the workdays, contact Lugthart at 706.272.2485 or at jlugthart@daltonstate.edu.