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spring hike

Our Community Trail Walks are an opportunity to explore the trails and greenways in and around Newton County. Each walk has a leader who provides information about the selected trail.  Walkers of all speeds and ages are welcome to join us on these relaxing, conversational walks.

If you would like email notifications of our weekly hikes contact

Check the events link for time and location.

fall hike at Arabia Mountain

WHEN:  Wednesday mornings.

WHERE:  trails within 40 miles of Covington

WHO:  All are welcome! Dress according to the weather forecast. Bring water, lunch and hiking shoes or boots.

Newton Trails volunteers



Are you interested in helping maintain Newton County’s recreational trails on Thursday mornings?


There is a wide variety of work to be done during our  work sessions along the Cricket Frog Trail, Eastside Trail and Oxford Trail.   We remove invasive plants including kudzu, pick up litter, trim vegetation, remove obstacles, pour concrete, install benches, and do whatever else needs to be done.  


If you are interested in joining our pool of volunteers, email to receive specific details each week regarding where to meet and supplies needed. Work sessions are held on Thursdays most weeks, at either 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM. There is no commitment to participate - we just invite you to come when able. Check the events link for time and location. Please share!


To schedule a special group work session, please contact us.


Newton Trails maintenance volunteers

WHEN:  3:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month

WHERE:  Covington Square (1124 Clark St)

WHO:  Anyone with a bike and a laid-back attitude


The Covington Community Bike Ride occurs year-round on the first Sunday of every month, leaving from the historic Covington square at 3:00 PM. The outing is geared to riders of all abilities looking for a relaxing, conversational ride along the area's low-traffic streets and trails.


There are two segments: 1) A 4.3-mile loop through historic downtown Covington incorporating the Cricket Frog Trail and local streets. 2) A second leg of variable route and distance, incorporating other area trails. (CCBR MAP)

Children of any age are welcome, but those under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.  Per Georgia law, helmets are required for those under age 16. 

Weather Policy: The coldest days of winter and hottest days of summer aren't likely to stop the Community Bike Ride. However, severe weather warnings may warrant cancellation. Please refer to the Newton Trails Facebook page for the latest Community Bike Ride news. 


Newton Trails community bike ride
Newton Trails Road Trips

Road Trips

Join us for occasional family-friendly bike rides or walks on regional trails outside of Newton County. These offer opportunities to explore different regional trails and to experience the positive effects that successful trail projects have on their local communities. 


To receive email notification of upcoming Bike/Walk Road Trips, please send a note expressing your interest to

Newton Trails Road Trips
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