West Lake Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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West Lake Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gainesville, GA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles 682 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

Dogs are not allowed Monday-Friday. Only allowed on weekends.

walking
28 days ago

Great place to take the family and the dog on the weekend.

29 days ago

FYI dogs are no longer allowed

2 months ago

Great Trail! After you reach the 4.5 mark and the "you are here" map, be sure to go left to return to Science Center and parking.

hiking
2 months ago

A good, long, moderate trail. The west-east trail is a perfect workout.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hiking trail! Very well marked. My wife and I did the orange loop. It ended up being right at about 5 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of up and down, making for a good workout. Very quiet and lightly trafficked the day we went.

3 months ago

A good thing to note is dog are only allowed on Saturday and Sunday. The rest of the week they are not. So I can not rate this place because I came with my dog on Thursday only to discover we couldn't do anything :/

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Really feel you are away from it all.

4 months ago

Very good. Fairly long trail.

6 months ago

love going here on my days off for a close walk/hike

8 months ago

hiking
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8 months ago

8 months ago

My 3 year old daughter and I hiked this in about 2 hours. She was getting bored and tired about half way through. We would have taken longer and rested a bit more, but we had to hurry to get home before my son got off the school bus.

trail running
10 months ago

Nice close to home running trail with just enough uphill.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail fairly close to home! Well maintained and marked, parts along a wonderful creek, can't wait to go back and try some of the other trails on the Chicopee Nature Preserve!

The most amazing Father's Day present, my wife and three kids join me on Dunlap trail. Unfortunately to my error I continued on North Western Trail which connected us with eastern trail back onto Dunlap trail and turned a 3 mile hike into a 4.8 mile hike.

Love the hike but it was a little much for my wife and seven-year-old.

If you're going on the Dunlap trail, do not deviate from the Dunlap trail and your expectations will be met.

The backside of the trail, intersected with Chicopee Woods, eloche nature Center hike.

hiking
1 year ago