Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Really enjoyed this trail! It’s easy to follow and has a nice creek with benches so you can sit and relax. I brought my nephew in his stroller and it was okay (a few times we had to lift it up over a few big trunks) but other than that we loved it! Great for dogs too!
Basically a nice simple secluded stroll in the woods for when you want a nice walk or just to get a little exercise in.

2 months ago

Please city park. Nicely landscaped and not too crowded.

3 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.

trail running
6 months ago

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

road biking
8 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.

10 months ago

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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.

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

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.

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.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Great place for a short walk

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Flat easy to walk paved path. Watch out for bicycles

Sunday, September 27, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Very nice and easy trail!

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.

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.

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

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.

road biking
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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

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