Bull Sluice Lake

EASY 27 reviews
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Bull Sluice Lake is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fishing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 193 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

lake

river

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22 days ago

Park at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. To the far left when facing the restrooms you will see the trail access. You can also access it to the right past the playground at the sandbox area. It's a short loop up the hill and back down, maybe 20 minutes. That's the loop part you see to the left of the map. The straight-down-by-the-reservoir part you see to the right on the map is ANYTHING but easy. It starts out fine (across the parking lot behind the Paddle Shack) but quickly goes up (and down) ridiculously steep inclines. On one of the descents someone even tied a rope you can hold onto going down and of course use to pull yourself back up on the return. It is not maintained at all with large trees fallen over the trail. In one part you have to do an under-under-over maneuver to get through (and take off your backpack if you have one on.) It's very narrow with lots of roots. We couldn't focus on the beauty of the area because of how dangerous and cliff-like the trail is. It didn't help that we had our 4-year-old son with us. I had to hold his hand with him behind me almost the whole way. Needless to say we finally turned around without completing it. If you do this hike during mosquito season, make sure you wear bug spray (as we always do, but this trail was particularly bad.) We saw 3 large turtles hop off a log into the water when we got close; that was the cool thing. Whoever put this trail out here on AllTrails should really separate the 2 parts into 2 different trails.

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

Half of this trail is marked by the city of Sandy Springs. The other half you kinda have to find yourself, but the map is correct. The second, less traveled section of this trail starts behind the paddle shack. It’s a very thin strip of trail with lots of plants and muddy areas disrupting a rather easy trail. I suggest wearing hiking shoes and pants unless you want to risk poison ivy. Lots of bugs too. But the area itself is calm and relaxing near the lake, lots of shade for the brutal Georgia summers.

10 months ago

The footbridge was washed out by the Paddle Shack which obstructed entry to the trail segment alongside the river. The hilltop trail was confusing at times. Nice park though.

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

We did not do the entire trail as parts were very muddy and wet. The section along the lake was very pretty but I would not call this part EASY due to some hilly parts with lots of roots and places to balance on logs crossing streams.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

nice short hike... nice view of dam and lake part of the river.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Fun. Not long but pretty

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