Mill Creek Nature Center Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Mill Creek Nature Center Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop 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
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail network navigates through an 88-acre wetlands/wildlife preserve along Ivy Creek that is owned and managed by the Georgia Wildlife Federation. The trail consists of soft and boardwalk pathways and structural features such as 2 bridges, an observation tower, an observation deck with seating, and a wildlife blind. There are also several benches along the trail. Interpretive signs along the trail identify 32 different species of trees.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Love bringing my girls out here to get some fresh air and play in nature!

hiking
2 months ago

birding
3 months ago

What a gem, thank you Boy Scouts, and right next to one of the busiest shopping areas in North GA. The condition was phenomenal and has a swamp like feel to it, a welcome change from the usual wooded trails. The real treat about this trail is the secrecy - can barely tell where the trail begins, then poof, wonderland. The Boy Scouts have marked some key trees if you want some education while you in there, and because it seems hidden, traffic is low, wildlife is high ;)

walking
3 months ago

Nice short trail. We saw deer and rabbits.

trail running
4 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

Good trails and boardwalks. Observation areas and birdblind

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great trail to walk anytime of the year, beautiful all year round.

walking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

In May 2003, the Mall of Georgia Partners donated this 88-acre tract as a wetlands/wildlife preserve to the Georgia Wildlife Federation. GWF volunteers and most notably, Eagle Scouts, have been instrumental in developing the trail and maintaining the property.

The nature area itself lies within a basin formed by Ivy Creek and its tributary, Little Ivy Creek. Located below street level within the the I-85 / GA20 interchange and the Mall of Georgia Boulevard, traffic sounds from the nearby mall and freeway are muffled. Although the Ivy Creek Greenway connects with the trail, the most direct access is by using the stairs located off the Mall of Ga Blvd (GPS 34.062015, -83.982970).

The nature preserve has an almost surreal look about it. Its look not only changes with the seasons but is also greatly influenced throughout the year by the amount of precipitation. The boardwalks and trail structures keep things interesting along the way. I highly recommend this trail for children. Just remember to take water and relieve yourself before you venture out, as there are no fountains or restrooms here.

walking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

hiking
Monday, March 12, 2012

Short and beautiful hike!!