Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alpharetta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve includes two miles of walking trails (some mulched) that wind past a creek with rocky shoals, spring seeps, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants, and a variety of animal life. The trail winds down to a ravine, follows along Sal's creek, and then turns and goes back up in elevation to the start at the heritage village. The trail is mulched in places and can be traverse by people in a fair state of fitness, but is not set up for people with disabilities.

hiking
4 months ago

Sunday, May 22, 2016

great for the kids

walking
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

More of an afternoon stroll. Perfect for young kids (age 3 or younger). But, if you are an avid hiker, not so much.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

walking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Great place for a short walk

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Very nice and easy trail!

walking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Very well maintained. Trails are marked but would have liked to see a few more guide signs, as I felt a little unsure which path to take a few times. Animal, kid and stroller friendly. Lots of sights to see as well as running streams. Lots of seating throughout and plenty of places to have a picnic.

hiking
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is a delightful gem of 46 acres of mature ravine forest, located in the northern Fulton County suburb of Johns Creek.

Along with a trail network that covers 2 miles, Autrey Mill has a Heritage Village depicting the area's rural history from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s. Four historical buildings were original to the site; the others were moved in from surrounding properties. Sadly, Autrey Mill is not one of them, as it no longer exists. Just the mill's foundation stones remain. There is also a Visitor Center that houses animal exhibits and dioramas. Restrooms and picnic pavilions are available on site. The grounds are open every day from 8am to dusk. However, check Autrey Mill's official website for more information concerning Visitor Center hours, building tours, and special events. There is no admission charge to the grounds.

The trails are soft, secluded, and well-maintained. Depending on the trail choice, I can get a good cardiac workout in a short amount of time. Visitors to the preserve are usually dog walkers of various ages and families with young children. On weekdays, you may have the grounds to yourself, but expect higher usage during weekends and special events.

(For trail specifics, see my track.)

hiking
Saturday, February 07, 2015