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

great little stroll through the woods

on Settles Bridge Loop

hiking
15 days ago

Poorly marked trails. Nice hike. All trails intersect at some point so you cannot really get too sidetracked.

hiking
26 days ago

The Buford Dam in and out hike is worth doing once. It follows the Hooch and the trail is NOT marked. Without All Trails app I would have been lost for days

Great easy trail. A little hiking on the wildlife trail. I came across two Doe a deer, a female deer ... you know the rest

absolutely love it

Very nice short loop. A couple sharp inclines but overall easy because of length.

Great trail. Educational as well. Bird houses, trees, are all labeled with information on the species.

Nice, easy, and scenic. We went on a chilly day, so the paths were rather empty.

Decent hike that's on the harder side of easy. There are a few inclines to get your heart rate up. It seems there are images here from the nearby park as well (any including a lake as a huge open river) whereas sticking to the loop trail just has small stream access.
The trail has lots of cut-throughs made by pedestrians that could confuse hikers into thinking the paths aren't marked. But there are enough markers to get where you're going safely.

Awesome trails and pretty, varied scenery! A lot to offer - we actually started off on the path to the Ivy greenway loop but then hung a left to go by the apartments and saw the beautiful mill waterfall! Paved roads are well-kept and easy rides to moderately hilly. We had to walk the bikes a couple of short, high inclines, but we are also novice bikers not in the best shape (yet)!

You can hear I-85 traffic and mostly paved trails. Facilities are beautiful! I would say it's probably a great trail for people who live in the area and/or city or just a quick walk with dogs.

had a really cool "sky hike" for kids that cost 34 dollars for my child's age group (10).... the trail was closed for construction. I'm impressed

Loved this quiet, peaceful nature trail!

Great hiking trails.

The park is gigger than this site give credit for, with addiitonal trails.

Note that the main trail within the park is not the one on this site, but departs for this at the Ivy Creek bridge, where you should go straight on rather than cross the creek.

This gives another mile or so within the park, terminating at an (unexpected) foot traffic only suspension bridge. The hike extended for a non-paved path thru a 1.5 mile forest loop after this.

There are multiple other trails in the park, although signage is poor.

I really enjoyed the nature trails but was easily confused by many of the trails not being marked. I would come to a fork in the path with nothing marked as to what direction I should take or where the path would lead me to. If I did not have my phone, I would probably still be in the woods.

Easy trail and perfect for a beginner.

Too many different sections. I did not find the trail easily marked at all. In some sections I had to check that I was even on the trail because it was covered with so many leaves and the brush wasn't really dense, so it got a little confusing at times. If I didn't have this app on my phone, I swear I would still be lost in there.

Plenty of free parking and easy to find. The trails are clearly marked and the paths give you numerous options. My dog and I loved the dog park we ran into at the end!

Great spot for Gwinnett County. I love taking my dog and walking her.

The Wife and I took a left at the first wooden bridge and went all the way to Gravel Springs Rd. on bike. There were several places we travelled but we had to walk it.

11 months ago

Just saying, hootch water ain't no joke

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

good hike.

Beautiful greenway. I enter at the Ga 20 and 85s interchange. A little dangerous to get to but I find it's midway between both directions. All routes I see discuss going toward the Gwinnett environmental center but I found that going the other direction and staying on the main trail and passing the gates for the mill creek nature preserve trail the round trip will be 3.76 miles. All lovely with patches of shade.

trail running
Friday, April 21, 2017

Beautiful spot near and around the lake and dam.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

nice trail for an early saturday morning hike!

trail running
Friday, March 31, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I had a wonderful experience! The place is clean, environmental friendly and exquisite. The staff is wonderful! These guys really put their heart and soul into teaching, mentoring, and educating the kids while making it fun!

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