Jones Bridge Trail

EASY 134 reviews

Jones Bridge Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Johns Creek, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

2 days ago

Good easy trail I use it for trail running if I add a little I get 5 miles per loop

hiking
4 days ago

Love this trail. It doesn't have a lot of elevation gain but still is worth a trip. The scenery is beautiful. The river runs along the trail for a good portion making it even more impressive. Plan it and go.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail along the river. Much more wooded than anticipated and beautiful with the early spring foliage. 10:30 on a Sunday and passed probably 10 couples.

3 months ago

nice colors in fall

hiking
4 months ago

Easy but beautiful little trek on a nice day. Some good photo spots, and only one area that has any sort of grade. Well marked/traveled paths and pretty populated. Saw a handful of dogs as well. Would go again for easy afternoon stroll.

6 months ago

This trail is especially beautiful in the morning when there's still some fog over the river. We saw many deer, a turtle, birds, chipmunks, ducks, spider webs, and mushrooms. The best parts are along the river.

7 months ago

Nice and easy

8 months ago

Great with the kids

trail running
9 months ago

There are so few options for open woods in Atlanta so this is nice. Depending on your route you can get 6 miles in on good earthy terrain. Towards the back part you see far less people which is nice. Great place to run/hike/take in nature. Very dog friendly as it is literally the woods.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail, will definitely do it again

walking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nice trail. Fairly clean but parking is a difficulty due to the spot's popularity with fishers.

trail running
Monday, March 20, 2017

Today was my first time at this trail. I really enjoyed it. Not too difficult...but being new to trail running it was a little tough. I definitely see me spending more time out here.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

lovely place to get outdoors. easy access to the water, great for photography, and good for families. wish I still worked nearby. was a great spot for a walk during lunch

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Love the trails and the views!! Only thing is, I'd rather not pay $3 for parking when I'm there for less than an hour.

trail running
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Great running trail with good elevation changes.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Beautiful trail, I love the access to the water and the ability to just enjoy nature. I'm a bit dubious of the "easy trail" classification. The trail is quite hilly and could be difficult to navigate. Certainly, it was a bit more difficult than some of the other "easy" trails.

walking
Monday, August 29, 2016

This trail should be rated medium not easy. very nice view of the river. Narrow trail space in some parts. There is a $3 parking fee and that is the only reason I give it 4 stars.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Good trails, great for beginners due to level surface. Also good park to take younger children to play in shallow parts of the river. Definitely recommended

walking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

This trail is in the Jones Bridge Unit - Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Johns Creek, GA. There is a Jones Bridge County Park in Norcross, GA (Gwinnett County) that is directly across the river from the north end of the Jones Bridge Unit. These are two different parks, and I have suggested an edit. Hope this alleviates any confusion. Expect the parking areas to fill up quickly on weekends and holidays during warm weather months. Unlike some areas along the river, the shoreline here is even with the waterline and is the river is easily accessible. Refreshing.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

good trekk

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pretty flat. Lots of trail runners, so pay attention. Feels more remote than it is. Old Bridge at the far end of the trail is interesting.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Very easy, as there is little up and down, but it is a very scenic trail since it runs along the river. A wonderful "walk in the woods".

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Awesome Trail watch video for beautiful views

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Pretty fun and easy trail. Enjoyable views. Agreed that it gets busy, but it wasn't too bad for a gorgeous Saturday afternoon!

hiking
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Awesome trail, we did 5 miles, get here early it's busy

hiking
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Well kept trail. App wasn't totally accurate but just continue on the beaten path. Not desolate, lots of others out there.

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Jones Bridge Trail, located in Norcross, Georgia, is one of the more secluded trails you'll find in the north metro Atlanta area. The scenery here is nice, especially in the fall, and the backdrop of the Chattahoochee River provides an interesting and calming feel to the hiking experience.

The trail here is not strenuous, probably moderate at its worst, but there are a couple of larger hills toward the back of the loop that inexperienced hikers or children may find difficult. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, as the occasional deer has been known to make an appearance on the loop.

The northern half of the trail features Jones Bridge, an old, disused bridge covering about half of the river's width. It's very cool, even if graffiti has been sprayed on the support columns.

The biggest issue I had here was the trash. Dogs are common here, and it seems as though every quarter mile or so, someone had left a bag with dog excrement on the side of the trail. People who do this ruin an otherwise scenic and enjoyable trek through the suburban wood.

In all, the trail is nice and well marked, even if it is in suburban hell. There are plenty of things to see along the way. I definitely recommend this for the weekend warrior.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Easy hiking with lots of River scenery. Trails was well marked with maps.

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nice enjoyable hike.

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