Cochran Mill Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews
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Cochran Mill Trail is a 5.7 mile out and back trail located near Palmetto, Georgia and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

horseback riding

Quiet park in South Fulton offers waterfalls, rock formations, and plenty of nature. Cochran Mill park is located in Fulton County, near Palmetto, GA. There are several miles of trails, with several side trails or branches. The main trail is the "H" trail. It begins in the large field at the bottom of the hill, and runs along the creek to the end of the park boundary. There are a couple of water crossings and a few steep hillsides. Watch for the signs with the letter "H" and in general follow the creek. Several side trails offer deviations from the main route.

1 month ago

It’s beautiful here and peaceful. There’s a waterfall and a nice trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Maps and trail markings are unclear.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Took the yellow trail. Easy hike. Not much to see. Great for Mtn. Bikers. Map doesn't match trails.

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Orange and green trail were very rocky and rooty in quite a few spots. Lots of downed trees and obstacles since all the unsettled weather as of late. Yellow rail was much faster and less obstructed. Didn't have time to do the whole yellow or any of the red. Will definitely go back!

hiking
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful! A little bit of everything. Kids loved climbing around the rocks and waterfall.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty easy hiking, the falls at the end of the yellow trial are a good spot to take a break and eat a lunch. The map that the park has in there is not up to date and there are a lot of improvised trials. Watch out for the snakes at the falls too.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I liked this trail. It was quiet and the waterfall was nice. I've found some difficulties to see where to cross the river to continue on the red trail, i had to pass on a tree, so i recommend to follow the red trail from the start and not the yellow one. Also, i did the green trail which was nice but much more busy. I recommend to see the fall close to the parking lot, accross the road, at 10mn walking distance. Enjoy!

7 months ago

If you call yourself an avid hiker this trail is quite simple. Not much elevation change. Better suited for a cross country run/jog. The yellow trail is super easy. If you walk up Cochran mill road to hit the red trail it's more of a workout but still quite simple. If you live nearby I suggest it for a nice hike before or after work

hiking
7 months ago

Great hiking area with nice mixtures of pine and hardwood forests. I hiked early in the morning and really enjoyed the numerous songbirds. Most of the trails are well worn but a good map and sense of direction is a must. Trail blazes and markers help at intersections. I am not sure I would rate this as moderate, more easy. I tried to make it to one of the higher points in the area but misread the yellow trail map and couldn't connect across the creek. Hiked about 6 miles.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice trails, but not sure about the out and back part. We did a loop that was around 6 miles. Had some nice elevation change. Maybe there are different areas of Cochran Mill?

hiking
9 months ago

I love it here! I've been a few times now because it's close to me and has some really beautiful waterfalls. Just make sure you get a map some of the trails are confusing and on the side with the Falls and you can get turned around very easily on the side trails.