Simpsonwood Loop Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Simpsonwood Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Norcross, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

4511 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

18 days ago

Okay hike for the metro area. I'd recommend just to try it out.

hiking
19 days ago

24 days ago

My favorite short hike in the area.

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Little long for the youngest kids perhaps, but there are probably a couple shortening options, and we skipped the 1/2 mile spur loop in the middle area as listed. Really enjoyed the morning and the weather was perfect for Atlanta area in July which made it all the better.

trail running
3 months ago

I'm from NH and I've found it hard to adapt to Atlanta's lack of real nature areas. Finding this place has been great for me. I trail run with my dog. If you have a decent sense of direction you can get comfortably lost, but if you want to rigidly stick to a route it'd be a little hard. Really fun place to knock out 3 miles and forget you're in a city.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

I need to come back and try to figure out the loop path.

walking
6 months ago

7 months ago

very cool nature walk but difficult to follow trail.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Simpsonwood is named after its donor, Ludie Simpson, who bequeathed 223 pristine acres with frontage on the Chattahoochee River to the Methodist church in 1973 with the understanding that it would not be subdivided or developed. The church operated a lodge/conference center on the property, but at a loss and decided to sell. Fortunately, Gwinnett County was able to procure the property in 2016. The goal is for the park to lean more toward a nature preserve than a community park with minimal improvements being planned. As of this date, the lodge has been demolished and the hardscape area is in the process of being re-vegetated. Only a small chapel remains and will operate as a wedding venue. There is a 3.1 mile dirt trail around the perimeter which is through mature hardwoods. The high point of the park of course is the Chattahoochee River. The most direct route to the river is an asphalt roadway through the park’s center that limits vehicle access only up to the chapel. The park is a popular destination for hikers, dog walkers, and fly fishermen.

hiking
8 months ago