Explore the most popular birding trails near Alpharetta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
4 days ago

Really nice, extensive trail connected to several other trails. All-in-all more than 13 miles. Shaded, well marked, and very popular with locals.

this park was closed for so long, but it was worth the wait. Nice marked trails. Very quiet and peaceful.

Clean, delightful,Very easy. sun & shady little side trails off the main path.

A nice, relaxing trail that the whole family, even the canine members, can enjoy. The water scape segment of the trail has interpretative signs that tell about the area’s interesting history and environment. The park is popular with area photographers who use the attractive backgrounds for engagement, wedding, and maternity photos. The trail is also popular for locally sponsored Fun Runs and school cross country meets.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Easy 16 mile round trip. Flat ride. Good workout, but watch for heavy traffic during good weather and weekends.

This is a nice trail but, it’s not finished. There was flooding in areas and, a lot of mud. The trail was completely impassable under the roadway. I will definitely wait and come back on a dryer day.

Beautiful little hidden trail! Short but quiet and well maintained. Beautiful views of the lake.

Providence Park once owned by Fulton County, was closed by the county in 2004. The park underwent an environmental cleanup and was acquired by the city of Milton in 2015. Following trail renovation and structural repairs, the park reopened in November 2016. The park does provide a great opportunity to experience nature in a suburban area. It still is a work in progress however with a master plan calling for several upgrades. Currently, there are no restrooms but there is one portable toilet.

trail running
4 months ago

It's a nice n easy trail for hike but for running I would rank it as moderate. Great park.

nice and easy

walking
6 months ago

I really enjoyed the length of this trail. I was able to walk for a long distance without having to go in circles and see the same things over and over.

woods and rivers, plus you can't see the road which is great being in a city.

Great park for kids and dogs. The hilltop overlook offers unobstructed views and is an excellent place to photograph sunsets.

walking
8 months ago

The parking lot on McFarland Pkwy is not as large as the one on Bethelview Rd and neither does it have restrooms. The lot fills up fast. Busy trail this Labor Day weekend. Watch out for Bikers.

walking
10 months ago

This is my go to for walking my dog on my off days from running. It's easy, pretty, and quiet. A nice sense of community as everyone from all walks enjoy strolling here. A lot of dogs. I like to note places I can get away with having my dog off leash (she's very well behaved and trained) but this is not one of those places. It's just a little too travelled and I want to be respectful of the rules (at least when other people are around). Best part for me is it's not paved or board walked like many area parks are.

walking
11 months ago

Nice, wide trails. Many benches scattered throughout the trail to provide rest stops. I love the water features such as the cascades, pond, and waterfall. Dog friendly. Great place for photographers.

walking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Peaceful place to walk & listen to my music.

trail running
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

awesome diamond in the rough. can't wait to do it again

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Good walking trail. Pretty flat service. Great for bike riding.

great for the kids

More of an afternoon stroll. Perfect for young kids (age 3 or younger). But, if you are an avid hiker, not so much.

mountain biking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Easy trails through expert levels! Right now their extending the blue trail (Intermediate level) and it's so fun! Hills, dips, bridges, and all kinds of great things to make you laugh out loud on your saddle!

walking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Great for walking with toddlers and dogs. For somebody that is looking to get a break running on pavement and wants a loop running trail.

walking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Great place for a short walk

road biking
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Nice trail, not much to look at.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Great crushed gravel path soft on your knees. Great running trail.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Very nice and easy trail!

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Very well maintained. Trails are marked but would have liked to see a few more guide signs, as I felt a little unsure which path to take a few times. Animal, kid and stroller friendly. Lots of sights to see as well as running streams. Lots of seating throughout and plenty of places to have a picnic.

hiking
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is a delightful gem of 46 acres of mature ravine forest, located in the northern Fulton County suburb of Johns Creek.

Along with a trail network that covers 2 miles, Autrey Mill has a Heritage Village depicting the area's rural history from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s. Four historical buildings were original to the site; the others were moved in from surrounding properties. Sadly, Autrey Mill is not one of them, as it no longer exists. Just the mill's foundation stones remain. There is also a Visitor Center that houses animal exhibits and dioramas. Restrooms and picnic pavilions are available on site. The grounds are open every day from 8am to dusk. However, check Autrey Mill's official website for more information concerning Visitor Center hours, building tours, and special events. There is no admission charge to the grounds.

The trails are soft, secluded, and well-maintained. Depending on the trail choice, I can get a good cardiac workout in a short amount of time. Visitors to the preserve are usually dog walkers of various ages and families with young children. On weekdays, you may have the grounds to yourself, but expect higher usage during weekends and special events.

(For trail specifics, see my track.)

walking
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This trail is in a park and its very short, like a 15 minute walk if you take your time. There is gorgeous huge field that I walked through with my dog instead of the pavement because I don't like paved trails. The park backs right up to a neighborhood. Super pretty park though.

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