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

trail running
11 hours ago

challenging enough to be fun :) some decent views, lots of birds. some great spots for running & leaping over roots

hiking
1 day ago

Great place to make your own custom path. All of the trails cross over each other so you can make your hike longer or shorter. The path around the pond is great for fish spotting. The water is extremely clear. Bring cash as there is a $5 parking fee. Great path for kids.

trail running
3 days ago

Nice wide trail. Mostly wooded. Small grades as well as short steam manageable hills. I travel a lot and wherever i go i turn on AllTrails to find new off road adventures and get in a good run.

This was an enjoyable run which i tried to do 5 miles in 50 minutes. Unfortunately, I got a little lost and ran 7 in 71 minutes.

This is also a horse trail so what out for the manure.

hiking
3 days ago

This is an excellent hike for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The trail system is well marked and maintained. Trail follows the river for a good portion of the hike. We didn't see many people at all on the sunny Sunday afternoon.

Decent walk. A lot of shade from trees, which is nice on a summer day in Georgia. Walked after a rainy day and some areas were muddy.

There is a parking fee, but the machine was not working when we were there nor was there anyone to answer questions or pay the fee.

Nice trail and fairly scenic along the Hooch. Mulberry Creek is the final destination and is nice place for kids or the four-legged children among us.

Great trail, but it does run parallel to a busy road at one point so you don’t get a complete separation from man-made noise.

road biking
15 days ago

This is my "go-to" trail during the weekday. Very accessible if you live in the Kennesaw vicinity without having to travel too far to the mountain bike trails. The trail is decent fun plus enough elevations for a workout. No dirt paths. Pretty much paved trail.
The big negative of this trail is the how it crosses busy roads. You must be super attentive, careful and safe. I've biked this trail several times and know all the tricky intersections but I don't feel comfortable riding with my kid on the full length of the trail cos of the busy traffic points. Lots of hikers and joggers but there is plenty of space for everyone.

Several cars have been broken into at this trail. We found out because our vehicle was stolen and 4 other cars were broken into at the same time. The police and rangers said burglaries at the Kennesaw mountain trails are common. But yet they don’t have any officers patrolling the parking lots.

Great little trail! Good elevation changes, river views, and trails well maintained.

Great trail, historical markers, and spots for photos. A short easy hike but fun with family

I like to do this one every other week. For me it’s not very difficult, but, for a first time hiker, I can imagine that it would be a little more difficult. Very nice beautiful views, and, not usually too busy during the week. Not terribly far from Atlanta, and is worth the drive. Weekends, it’s always crowded, but, don’t let that deter you, this is definitely one worth going to.

My calves were killing me going up

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was well marked. We hiked the full loop. Very hilly, rooty, and overall a great workout! Loved it, I will be back

This is my go to place to hike and I love it have been coming here for years there’s different options you can take which range from easier to more difficult. If I had to complain about anything it would be from people leaving trash on the trails why can’t people just pick up after themselves. The visitor center is also worth a look at some good history there.

hiking
1 month ago

Going the whole trail, sometimes the path is difficult to see. Going all the way, get ready to climb around a large fallen tree (or climb thru the large hole that the tree left).
It is nice and cool, especially by the water with wind blowing. STOP, take time to admire the forest.

Love this trail. Nicely shaded and peaceful. Not too many inclines, and most are gentle. Well marked with a lot to see. Not too crowded either.

walking
1 month ago

Not the prettiest or most strenuous path in the area. That said, this is an easy path for joggers, people with strollers, and do walkers. A good deal of the path is on major roads with several busy intersections to cross. I walked this Memorial Day morning in the rain, so it was deserted. On nicer days and non-holidays, I imagine the proximity to busy roads would make this less than ideal.

Not a hard hike. Good view of town from the top and the vantage point. A lot of history here. I'd say it's easy to moderate.

Not the most strenuous trail if you stick to the set route. Going off-path is a better workout. Quit trail with wildlife and a nice view of the river.

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout. The trail is well-maintained. However, there is a great deal of uneven terrain and quite a few obstacles (lots of roots, downed trees, etc.). Beautiful views of Bull Sluice Lake and the surrounding area. Even on a Sunday afternoon it wasn't very crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

Great loop trail. Well-marked throughout with lots of little areas that take you the water edge. Path gets incredibly narrow along water. Lots of wildlife. Be mindful of your steps - very “root-y” through almost entire trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great place for dogs!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with scenic views of both the river and wildlife. Numerous turtles and geese fill the area with life.

Great hike! Lots of climbing and a good workout! Beautiful!!!

Good trail through the trees with steep incline and city views. You can also opt for the road all the way up - great views over park area and city; has more of a gradual incline. Two or three points from the road where you can connect onto the nature trail. Stays consistently busy - “lightly moderate”, depending on the time.

Great trail, hirstorical markers and great views. Got my geeky history fix as well as a great hike.

nice history and view

There are many trails of many varying distances and difficulty levels throughout Kennesaw Mtn trail network. I go regularly and have not tired of it three years on. I enjoy taking friends and family who visit the area, as it is often their favorite activity that we do in the NW burbs. Definitely some challenging stretches. TAKE WATER.

Mostly foggy and Rain. Passing front, dropping temperatures to Mid 50's.

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