Big Creek Greenway Trail

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Big Creek Greenway Trail is a 13.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cumming, Georgia that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

hiking
3 months ago

Great greenway/trail. Trail extends further north so trail needs to be updated

walking
4 months ago

There is a large parking area at the Bethelview Rd Trailhead, but it filled up fast on this weather perfect Labor Day Weekend. Restrooms are available at the trailhead. Walkers, joggers, bikers, and dogs were all out in force on this mixed boardwalk and multi-use trail.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Pleasantly surprised by our experience here! It's definitely busy, but the path is wide enough to accommodate easy passing. Not a hiking trail by any stretch of the imagination, but more scenic than typical suburban park trails. Enjoyed the creek views and informational signs about all the tree types along the way.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nice wide and paved trail. Very quite although near major roads.

walking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Love to walk my dog on this trail. Awesome scenery, trail, wildlife, and great people. Your dog will love it!

trail running
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I love how it's a dog friendly trail

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Easy smooth hike or jog

mountain biking
Friday, March 11, 2016

I like the trail for exercise i drive my fixie bike

trail running
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Flat wide and mostly shady. Sometimes floods.

road biking
Monday, January 18, 2016

Pretty good trail, very well maintained. Not exactly picturesque, but very clean and brand-new. Only part that you might want to watch out for are two enormous hills on the newer parts of the trail. Thy are easily taller than two suburban houses.

hiking
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Great walking and biking path. Very well maintained and heavily treed. Nothing off pavement or boardwalks, though. Pretty crowded on weekends. There has been a lot of car break ins reported at the McFarland parking lot but I've also seen a nice presence by the Forsyth Co. Sherrif's dept, both on bike and horseback (in the past). I'm not sure how they can call this a "loop" trail unless you count turning around and heading back on the same path that you already walked/biked on a "loop". Looking forward to when they connect to the trail of the same name in Alpharetta! No where near a river, either, so the description of the trail is a little misleading.

walking
Thursday, August 21, 2014

My husband, dad and I were taking turns pulling my 5 year old son in a wagon for a couple of miles and the paved sections and boardwalk were easy. The rsmall rolling sections targeted different muscle groups. When we go down to GA again, I'll make sure that we do this trail again.

walking
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Best place for running/walking in Forsyth County. Comparable to Suwanee Greenway in Gwinnett, as week as the Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta, which will soon be joined to this one.

trail running
Sunday, December 08, 2013

I enjoy this trail for a semi-long but easy run. Lots of people usually are on this trail; however, it is spacious enough to handle it.

road biking
Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rode the greenway from bethel view to McFarland twice so far. Good trails with boardwalks. Take some glasses as the gnats are bad on the lower portions.

walking
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Well maintained concrete and wood plank flat path. Wide for two way traffic. If biking for speed, be careful of pedestrians and kids biking....or do the Comet, instead. Fowler Park and north start point both have water and rest rooms. Porta-potties and gas station at south start point. Car break-ins reported at this parking lot (at McFarland) often in local paper, so hide or don't bring valuables (like anywhere).

hiking
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Great greenway. Well maintained and safe.

hiking
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This is not really for hiking but is a nice after dinner walk or bike ride with the family. I connect the pieces of this trail for commuting by bike to work.

hiking
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Great for a family ride or to just take a leisure ride. This trail gets very crowded on weekend mornings and evenings.

hiking
Monday, April 23, 2012

Great for the family. Would not call this a mountain bike trail. My 4 year old rides it. And he ain't mountain biking with training wheels on.

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