Explore the most popular forest 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.

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

walking
2 months ago

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.

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.

road biking
7 months ago

I'm on it 2-3 times per week - walking, running, biking.... today there is a lot of water right before the Haynes Bridge underpass. I was also checking out the southern access to Mansell Road. Does anybody know why its closed off? Lots of debris on the path too. Went from Kimball Bridge to the Mansell Underpass - slick with leaves and mud if you're biking.

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

The Greenway access point for the Alpharetta segment along Big Creek is located in Rock Mill Park. Rock Mill Park is a passive park and has attractive photo backdrops and picnic pavilions. Big Creek is more visible along this Alpharetta stretch of the Greenway than along the other segments. Fortunately, benches were placed at some of the spots where the stream is accessible. The river is clean. There are however storm water sewers along the route. Some tanks are rather large and vented. When the wind is just right, you may get a whiff of sewer gas.

beautiful scenery, river smells very stagnate, the odor is a bit distracting

hiking
11 months ago

It was fun and easy! Great for kids! It was a great trail!!!

walking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cool walking path, just watch for the bikers.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Awesome scenery. Nice ride for beginner to advanced riders.

great for the kids

walking
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Easy flat beautiful walk/run.

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

walking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Great place for a short walk

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Flat easy to walk paved path. Watch out for bicycles

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.)

road biking
Sunday, December 28, 2014

Great paved pathway for running, biking walking or family time. Little busy on the weekends keep a swivel head for bikers. Definitely recommend pleasant ad safe.

walking
Saturday, July 12, 2014

I enjoy going here after work (too busy on weekends). Wide, paved path through the woods. Choose your distance but watch out for bikers.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Good for running/walking.

trail running
Friday, June 28, 2013

I live near the Greenway and use it quite often. Shared purpose park. Flat, straight, long. Early morning you'll find deer and turkeys. minor issue with road bikes moving at a pace that endangers families and dog walkers. But that is to be expected with a non-controller shared purpose facility. at the right time of the day it's great, at the wrong time it is worse than running down GA 400

road biking
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's a long wide paved path. Good for walking, running, rollerblading, or biking.

walking
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Beautiful at dusk. Enjoy the boardwalks. Sometimes very crowded with bicycles and runners but normally everyone is very alert. Good for dogs. Great place for quiet contemplation. Goes under and over several highways but this has never bothered me. Best place to get on trail is Fowler Park since it stays open late. Good skateboarding at Fowler Park, too.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

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