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Lots of boardwalks on this shaded trail make it comfortable on hot summer days. Dont take your bicycle if it's rained recently or expected to, boardwalks become dangerously slippery when wet. the new 4 mile extension is welcome with the mountainous Sawtooth Pass being a challenge for even the most fit riders to climb.

there are more bike trails than walking but I have fully explored all but two which are bike only paths. tons of great views and easy to navigate. my favorite park so far

19 days ago

Very easy, well maintained, and well marked (much better than last year). It's virtually flat the entire way and it is NOT 6.7 miles... My wife and I both tracked on GPS, and we were on the marked trail the entire time. It's between 5.6 and 5.8 miles. However, there is an outer loop intended for bikes that could be used to make this longer if desired. The signs say it's 12 miles but they are wrong about the inner loop too.

We averaged 19-20 minutes per mile walking all the way around the lake. There's nothing making this trail moderately difficult.

Update: looks like they fixed the description!

long and hard for me that's what she said

trail running
21 days ago

Pretty quiet. Good run. Steady mild ups or downs. Finished next to a nice small lake. Drinking fountain in parking lot. No restrooms. Good wildlife sounds.

22 days ago

Love this Trail. It is a little piece of heaven in the middle of suburbia!

trail running
24 days ago

Well maintained paved paths and boardwalks for a longer run or tempo run. Enough turns and elevation change to keep it interesting. Clear mile markers and signage for the greenway keep you going in the right direction. If you’re looking for additional mileage, add on the Ivy Creek Greenway (a left up a wooden walkway around mile 3.3) which is more heavily wooded and has some pretty views.

love this trail! great boulders in the river for relaxing, and a decent workout too. the ruins are cool.

Nice and Easy !

1 month ago

This is our "every night" trail, we see deer, beavers, Great Blue Herons, hawks, snakes, fish, turtles. Such a great place for an evening walk. Mostly shaded.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Out of 4 to 5 trails I've biked on, this is probably the shortest in distance. However, I'd consider this trail more "workout" than fun (...nothing wrong with that). Lots of steep elevations and narrow paths. Not as many bikers on the trail as anticipated but way more hikers. The hikers were mindful and respectful of the biker's traffic. Not a whole lot to see on the 2 mile bike loop but as mentioned, you will get a good workout. I went on a Saturday and curious if I will feel the same on a Sunday biking in the opposite direction.
I am definitely adding this trail to my favorites.

good beginner mtb trail

1 month ago

Lots of trails! It beautiful and peaceful!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice network of trails with varying grades and windy-ness. Love running around and taking a dip in the creek with the cool, old ruins there. We saw a fantasy costume photoshoot taking place in the natural river scenery, and a group taking their yoga walk. People have fun mountain biking— look out for them. The pond is a lovely setting for gazing, with a dock for lounging or other friendly activities.

While hiking here, someone busted out my car window. Upon discussing with friends, it turns out another friend had a window busted out here a couple of weeks ago, and another had her car keyed. Will not be back. Seems to be a hotspot for criminal activity.

Very nice , mostly wooded with Great Lake views.

Nice single track run. I enjoyed it. Very few other users. It was perfect for a lunch break run. Saw a deer. The photo that is posted with the "exercise trail" board is not this trail. The photo posted is part of a short walking trail on the UNG campus that starts near the running track. The two trails can be connected to make for a longer hike/run/bike. The College Bike Trail information on this page is only for the bike trail, called Tumbling Creek Trail, and doesn't include the 'exercise trail' The dire" sign. There is a nice parking lot next to the police station on campus at the trail head.

moved up this way from Decatur and am very impressed with Gwinnett County and the trail system!

Lots of up/downs & windy trails. Probably really fun for mountain biking

nice walking trail once you cross the bridge and turn right. didn't run into any bikers

Great trail. Many options to take on the trial. Visiting from another state. I would recommend it but put mosquito spray on before you ride. They were out today.

2 months ago

Not the most scenic hike. Very nice 10 mile path through the woods. Well marked with many different trails to follow. Can easily be a short hike of only a couple miles or a long hike of ten or more miles. Lots of deer and birds. Very shaded and peaceful.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I think this is a super fun loop. It's like a rollercoaster crossed with Return of the Jedi, trees can be tight in some sections significant wildlife rideable up until 10 p.m. Bring bright lights. Monster Mile is a must it's a great technical side loop.

awesome bike trails

great trails


2 months ago

I love this trail. scramble across the huge rocks along the side of the creek.. I never finished the loop. would just go to the end of creek where it turns into private property then turn around. I'm not sure if I was using the actual trail at points. it may go up further on the hill at spots but I just stayed next to the water and climbed across the rocks. the ruins at the start of the trail are really cool as well. there are ruins that follow the creek too! civil war era hydroelectric paper mill from what I remember .. it's a 5star for the nearby area... obviously doesn't compare to some North Georgia trails lol

2nd time I've been, and this time I learned that Sope Creek Trail connects to Cochran Shoals Trail, and when they switch over there are separate maps on the trail. Both maps look very similar so you need to make sure you know which one you are on.
We walked an extra 3 miles going to the wrong parking lot.
I was still a great hike, but it's a good thing we weren't in a rush to get out.

3 months ago

One of my favorite trails in the Atlanta area. On the easier side of moderate, but a great workout nonetheless. Wide paths, nicely shaded, and dog friendly.

horseback riding
3 months ago

Friends and I bring our horses to this trail regularly, and even after the hurricane damage it's wonderful. The trails are a little more rocky since Irma came through, but still easy enough for my 23 year old to handle in the autumn. Water is available to hose your horse off and fill water buckets!
The porta potty DOESN'T often have tp though, so bring your own.

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