Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center Trails

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Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center Trails is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Buford, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The 233 acre GEHC has its own trail system and links up to the Ivy Creek Greenway. Its 8 mile network of hard and soft trails allow exploration of stream and forest habitats and are suitable for walking, running, hiking, and biking. Trails are open from dusk to dawn and year round. There are (at the time of this writing) 11 trails that are constructed of a variety of hard and soft surfaces. Individual trail difficulty runs from easy to strenuous and lengths of .05 to 1 mile.

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7 months ago

I had a wonderful experience! The place is clean, environmental friendly and exquisite. The staff is wonderful! These guys really put their heart and soul into teaching, mentoring, and educating the kids while making it fun!

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7 months ago

Nice trail to walk and enjoy the peace and quiet.

8 months ago

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Great Trail! Loved it. It was very nicely shaded.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Monday, March 07, 2016

Very nice trail. Our dog loves it and so did our kids.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Interesting center on water history and conservation. Pretty meandering trails.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Greenway Spur Trail (aka the Greenway Connection) is within the Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center (GEHC). The Greenway Spur trail is a short (0.5 mile), paved, point to point, trail which runs along the edge of the GEHC parking lot before it links to the more scenic Ivy Creek Greenway. It can be accessed anywhere along the edge of GEHC parking lot, but its actual start point is by the emergency phone next to the Treetop Quest. From the GEHC parking lot, it crosses an access road and then heads toward Ivy Creek. The one noteworthy site on this short connector to the Ivy Creek Greenway is a small mill ruin (not to be confused with Woodard Mill) along the creek. When you link up to the Ivy Creek Greenway, there is some signage but 3 routes converge here so it can be confusing. There is a boardwalk which heads east out toward the I-85 and Hwy 20 interchange, i.e. Georgia Mall area and Woodard Mill. Going south, there is a short loop around a pavilion, and then there's the western route to the Ivy Creek Greenway suspension bridge.