July 14, 2016
Great Trail. No change to what others have described. I was traveling back from Helen, GA area to Savannah, GA. This provided a great place to get one more trail in during our vacation while traveling back home on a 5hr trip.
My experience: I went to the Main Trailhead with the Multi-Purpose Sign you see posted in some of the pictures on the site. If you follow the sign labeled "trails" when you drive into the campground, you can't miss it. When entering the trail, just inside the tree-line, you will come to a set of signs that give you the direction of the day. It was Weds, so I went left. This was perfect as I had an hour available and it was my first time on the trail. With that, the Weds Course will bring you to another intersection with a sign for either Heartbreak Ridge or the Main Trail System. I took Heartbreak Ridge, which on some Google Image Searches is the Blue Route. I provided a link if you would like to cut and paste it into your browser. BTW, the map with Heartbreak Ridge (blue route) is not posted at the main trail entrance.(http://www.mtnlakes.com/Nearby/PaynesCreekMultipurposeTrail/PaynesCreekTrail.htm).
Timing: From the Main Multi-Purpose Trail Head, using the Weds Route, then take the Heartbreak Ridge Trail, it only took me 30mins to complete. Perfect if you only have an hour, you could do it twice and see if you could make the second turn faster.
Trail: Trail was dry, solid, and fast. Because there has not been a lot of rain, the corners where slick, even with low tire pressure. Since I was not familiar with the course I used a lot of brake.