Explore the most popular walking 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.

2 days ago

The trail was good when it was away from the roads, but it crossed Buford Dam Road in a few places. Also I managed to lose the trail and ended up touring parking lots and boat launches in the area. Would reccomend with better vigilance than I exhibited.

on Laurel Ridge Trail

18 days ago

This is the second time I hiked this trail. I came across a family of (4) fox. Very nice.

19 days ago

this was a great little hike and it showed me how my new gear was. was testing out my new hiking boots and putting some wear into it, there was a nice trail of rocky and muddy areas. I recommend to light hiking and moderate , very pretty.

absolutely love it

love this peaceful trail

Decent trail. Would definitely come back. Rainy day so not many people.

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

on Laurel Ridge Trail

30 days ago

Very well maintained and marked trail. The canopy of trees kept the trail from being too warm. It was 87 * and I never felt hot. I would definitely hike this trail again.

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

This is very enjoyable hike with many small streams and natural water features. Moderate home with some uphill but no climbing. This is one of my favorite Trails in GA

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.

A wonderful short hike that gives you the preview of the N. Georgia mountains right in the ‘burbs. Bring the kids and dog. Grandparents will like it too.

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.

6 months ago

Good length moderate hike. Trail is well maintained and marked. Aside from never quite getting away from car noise it is a great midday hiking spot.

Easy trail and perfect for a beginner.

7 months ago

The trails are easy but the beauty of the hike was enhanced by the fall colors. Having moved from California to Georgia recently, the kids and I enjoyed the hike and discovered a wonderful place to visit within minutes of our house. Awesome!!

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!

7 months ago

Nice suburban park trail. The asphalt trail is wheelchair/stroller and dog friendly. Minor changes in elevation keep it interesting. Soft trail was closed due to storm damage.

Park is closed for the season. Hiking is still available but the gates close and LOCK at 1700 hours. There is NO free parking where you are able to retrieve your vehicle after 1700 hours. Hike early ;-)

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

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