Gainesville, GA Dog Walking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Akers Mill Trail

2.3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Arabia Mountain Trail

12.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Atlanta BeltLine (Overview)

10.9 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Atlanta Road Path

2.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Bell Road Trail

1.1 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Belton Rail Trail (SC)

1.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Big Creek Greenway

19.7 mi
State: GA
Boardwalk, Concrete

Camp Creek Greenway

2.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Chastain Park Trail

3.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Cheshire Farm Trail

0.5 mi
State: GA
Gravel

Cochran Shoals Trail

1.6 mi
State: GA
Gravel

Concord Road Trail

2.25 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Cricket Frog Trail

14.9 mi
State: GA
Ballast, Concrete, Dirt, Grass

Cumberland Connector

4.8 mi
State: GA
Concrete

East Cobb Trail

1.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

East Decatur Greenway

1.1 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Eastside Trail (Atlanta BeltLine)

3.1 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Eastside Trail (Covington)

2.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Firefly Trail

0.3 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Ivy Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Gravel
Accordion

Johns Creek Greenway

4.2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Keswick Park Extension Trail

0.6 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Lower Roswell Trail

2.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Midtown Greenway (GA)

0.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Mountain-to-River Trail

1.8 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Nancy Creek Trail

2.32 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Noonday Creek Trail

8.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

North Oconee River Greenway

3.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

North Park Path

0.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Northside Trail (Atlanta BeltLine)

1.1 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Oxford Trail

1.2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

PATH Parkway

1.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

PATH400 Greenway Trail

2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Peachtree Parkway Trail

3.2 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Powder Springs Road Multi-Use Trail

1.31 mi
State: GA
Brick, Concrete

Rock Creek Greenway

2 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rockdale River Trail

9.47 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Rogers Bridge Multi-Use Trail

0.9 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Roswell Riverwalk

7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt

Rottenwood Creek Trail

3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Settles Bridge Park Trail

1.6 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Silver Comet Trail

61.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

South Peachtree Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: GA
Boardwalk, Concrete

South River Trail

9.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Spring Road Trail

0.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

State Bridge Multi-Use Trail

3.2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Stone Mountain Trail

20.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Suwanee Creek Greenway

4.9 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

1.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Town to Creek Trail

0.6 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Trolley Line Trail (GA)

7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

West Cobb Trail

3.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Western Gwinnett Bikeway

6.4 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Whetstone Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Akers Mill Trail is the brainchild of the Cumberland Community Improvement District. The trail is split into two different sections, the east and the western segments, which are tied together by...
GA 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Arabia Mountain Trail winds its way through giant rock outcroppings, past rushing streams plunging in woodland waterfalls and among farmland and fields of wildflowers undulating in the breeze. In...
GA 12.4 mi Concrete
The Atlanta BeltLine will link more than 40 neighborhoods, multiple public parks, and mass transit stations in a planned 33-mile trail network throughout the city. Rather than the straight line of a...
GA 10.9 mi Concrete
The Atlanta Road Path skirts the western border of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta. The paved path begins in the Belmont Hills subdivision of Smyrna and heads north 2.5...
GA 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Bell Road Trail is a paved sidepath running the length of Bell Road beginning at the Rogers Bridge Trail intersection, north to McGinnis Ferry Bridge on the Fulton County line. The path is flat...
GA 1.1 mi Asphalt
The trail runs from the heart of Belton north towards Williamston. Beginning from the Belton Library, the trail travels north within the former Southern Railway corridor, paralleling Main Street. The...
SC 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Big Creek Greenway spans nearly 20 miles, connecting Cumming, Alpharetta, and Roswell. The paved trail is currently open in two disconnected sections with a gap of a couple miles in northeast...
GA 19.7 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
Camp Creek Greenway runs east-west through Lilburn in northeastern Atlanta. It's paved and scenic, traversing woodlands for much of its journey. Deer, rabbits, foxes, owls, and other birds are often...
GA 2.5 mi Concrete
This 3-mile path around Chastain Park in Atlanta is one of PATH Foundation's most popular trails (the PATH Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a multi-use network of...
GA 3.7 mi Asphalt
When Georgia's Department of Transportation undertook a major construction project to build new highway infrastructure in northwest Atlanta, local organizations pushed to make sure that the state...
GA 0.5 mi Gravel
Cochran Shoals Trail, on the northwestern outskirts of Atlanta, follows the western bank of the Chattahoochee River for nearly two miles. The unpaved pathway travels through Chattahoochee River...
GA 1.6 mi Gravel
The Concord Road Trail is a hardscape hike and bike path located alongside the road of the same name in Smyrna, Georgia. The trail begins at the intersection of Concord and Atlanta Roads, where it...
GA 2.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cricket Frog Trail gets its name from the quarter-sized amphibian native to this part of Georgia. The trail occupies the former railbed of the Central of Georgia Railway. Totaling 14.9 miles,...
GA 14.9 mi Ballast, Concrete, Dirt, Grass
The Cumberland Connector begins at the eastern end of the popular Silver Comet Trail and continues east nearly 5 miles along the southern outskirts of Smyrna in the Atlanta metro region. The trail...
GA 4.8 mi Concrete
East Cobb Trail is located in Marietta, a northern suburb of Atlanta, and parallels Roswell Road (SR 120). Although less than 2 miles, the trail is a valuable connector between neighborhoods, shopping...
GA 1.5 mi Concrete
The East Decatur Greenway offers a pleasant outdoor experience and community connector in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The paved pathway begins across the street from MARTA's Avondale Station and...
GA 1.1 mi Concrete
Atlanta's Eastside Trail stretches just over 3 miles between Piedmont Park and and the neighborhoods of Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. As its name implies, it runs along the east side of the city,...
GA 3.1 mi Concrete
Covington's Eastside Trail connects Eastside High School, Newton County Public Library, and Chimney Park. Much of the landscape is pleasantly wooded and there are four wooden boardwalks over...
GA 2.4 mi Concrete
In the late 1800s, when the Georgia Railroad trains rumbled through the rural darkness between Athens and Union Point, embers would flicker in the night sky from the wood-burning engines. Farmers...
GA 0.3 mi Concrete
Ivy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway in Buford, which lies in the northeastern Atlanta region. Highlights of the trip include the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, Woodward Mill...
GA 2.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Accordion
The Johns Creek Greenway is a multi-use path along the west side of Medlock Bridge Road, one of Johns Creek's busiest roads. The greenway consists of wide concrete sidewalk built to accommodate...
GA 4.2 mi Concrete
The Keswick Park Extension Trail, also known as the Chamblee Rail Trail, is situated in Chamblee, a community northeast of Atlanta. It offers a short but useful paved pathway through downtown, passing...
GA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Lower Roswell Trail is a 2.8-mile dedicated sidepath in Marietta, Georgia. The asphalt pathway begins at the top of Lower Roswell Road (at Willeo Road) and runs through pristinely landscaped...
GA 2.8 mi Asphalt
The Midtown Greenway is the centerpiece of Gainesville's redevelopment efforts in a blighted area known as Midtown, which is a 300-acre area located south of the Downtown Square. The Midtown Greenway...
GA 0.5 mi Concrete
Nearly 2 miles of the Mountain-to-River Trail are complete in northwestern Marietta. The paved trail begins at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, which stretches more than 2,000 acres over a...
GA 1.8 mi Concrete
The Nancy Creek Trail provides a route between Murphy Candler Park and Blackburn Park, two popular recreation sites in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven. The concrete trail is a mixture of off-road...
GA 2.32 mi Concrete
The Noonday Creek Trail is open in two disconnected sections. The short, northernmost segment runs through the southwestern end of Woodstock, following its namesake tree-lined creek. At this section's...
GA 8.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The North Oconee River Greenway is a 3.5-mile long, 10-foot wide, paved multi-use path open to all types of non-motorized uses. The trail runs from Sandy Creek Nature Center (connecting with Cook's...
GA 3.5 mi Concrete
The paved North Park Path is located in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta. Although it's short (less than a mile), the trail offers terrific access to the amenities of Alpharetta North Park,...
GA 0.8 mi Asphalt
Although only a mile, the Northside Trail travels through scenic Tanyard Creek Park and connects Ardmore Park and Atlanta Memorial Park. Along the way, the tree-lined route offers numerous access...
GA 1.1 mi Concrete
The picturesque Oxford Trail winds along Turkey Creek through the heart of the charming southern town of Oxford. The wooded pathway runs behind the Oxford College campus and offers a kiosk with...
GA 1.2 mi Concrete
The PATH Parkway is the result of an innovative collaboration between the PATH Foundation, Georgia Institute Technology and the City of Atlanta. The creation of this multimodal corridor involved the...
GA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The developing PATH400 Greenway Trail will one day run 5.2 miles from the Atlanta BeltLine north through Buckhead up to I-285 and the trail system in Sandy Springs. Currently, the paved trail is open...
GA 2 mi Concrete
The Peachtree Parkway Trail may not be much to look at, but this flat asphalt pathway that runs along the side of Peachtree Parkway is one of the best ways to get around the suburban community of...
GA 3.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Prioritizing function over beauty, the Powder Springs Road Multi-Use Trail offers cyclists and pedestrians a wide concrete sidepath along the busy suburban road in southwestern Marietta. Providing...
GA 1.31 mi Brick, Concrete
Rock Creek Greenway is a well-shaded, paved pathway connecting four parks on its way across Gainesville, from downtown to Lake Lanier. A pleasant place to begin is on the trail’s eastern end at...
GA 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Rockdale River Trail offers a beautiful natural escape through Rockdale County, just southeast of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The trail is hilly and winding as it goes through heavily forested...
GA 9.47 mi Concrete
Rogers Bridge Multi-Use Trail occupies a former roadway leading to the Chattahoochee River.  A small trailhead is provided at the beginning of the trail, at Bell Road. The multi-use trail is nicely...
GA 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Roswell Riverwalk is a dedicated, off-road path running for 7 miles along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, GA. It’s a popular trail, lending itself to a range of uses by residents of the nearby...
GA 7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt
There are two distinct segments of trail along Rottenwood Creek. The south segment can be found in the Chattanooga River National Recreation Area beginning in Cumberland. The north segment can be...
GA 3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Settles Bridge Park is a 268-acre nature complex with fitness and recreation amenities serving residents of Suwanee. The park features 4.5 miles of trails, including 1.6 miles of asphalt multiuse...
GA 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Silver Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Line. From 1947 to 1969, the shiny Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. Today, three...
GA 61.5 mi Concrete
The South Peachtree Creek Trail is a short greenway linking four recreational amenities in DeKalb County. On the east end, Medlock Park features baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a...
GA 3.3 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
South River Trail offers a wooded route along its namesake river, about 15 miles southeast of Atlanta. On its west end is Martin Luther King Jr. High School. On its east end, it ties into the area’s...
GA 9.4 mi Concrete
Spring Road Trail offers a short, paved pathway through Smyrna, a suburb north of Atlanta. The paved trail is lined with trees on one side and parallels Spring Road on the other. Only a mile from...
GA 0.7 mi Asphalt
The multiuse trail sits on both sides of busy State Bridge Road in Johns Creek, north Fulton County. Running  between Kimball Bridge and Medlock Bridge roads, the trail consists of a wide, concrete...
GA 3.2 mi Concrete
While most Atlanta residents would know this trail as a greenway through Freedom Park and Candler Park, it's really much more: a continuous 19-mile stretch of car-free paths and on-street bike lanes...
GA 20.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The multi-use Suwanee Creek Greenway meanders 4 miles along Suwanee Creek (a tributary of the Chattahoochee River) through forest and wetlands on a mostly hard surface; some parts have a boardwalk....
GA 4.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail (also known as the Shortline Trail) spins a short, smooth circuit through Tallulah Gorge State Park. From its trailhead beside Tallulah Falls Lake, the 1.7-mile paved...
GA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Town to Creek Trail is situated right in the heart of Woodstock, a northwestern suburb of Atlanta. Shortly after its beginning at Market Street (one block from Main Street), the paved trail dives...
GA 0.6 mi Concrete
Atlanta's first trolleys were developed in 1870s and the many lines were consolidated to form the Georgia Power Company. The Path Foundation has been instrumental in developing this, and other,...
GA 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The West Cobb Trail is a 2-way dedicated pathway within the right-of-way of the Ernest Barrett Parkway (State Route 5 Connector). The trail follows the arterial through a residential part of the...
GA 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Western Gwinnett Bikeway was designated one of the Gwinnett County's Signature Trails as part of the county's ambitious trails master plan, which hopes to link communities across the populous...
GA 6.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Whetstone Creek Trail, built on an old rail spur, winds through the Adams Crossing and Windsor Hills neighborhoods of northwest Atlanta. Much of the trail travels through woodlands and Whetstone...
GA 1.4 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Mountain-to-River Trail

Very fun trail but don’t go towards the river side of it

January, 2021 by luccareymar

I’ve ridden on this trail many times both ways and it’s a very nice trail but it is best is you start from the Marietta Square and go towards Kennesaw mountain. The trail going towards the mountain is well paved and very good for biking as it does have a few hills along the way. Going towards the river though is not complete and is a lot harder to navigate once you go past the cemetery. I wouldn’t recommend going that way as the side walks aren’t the nicest and there isn’t much there, just road and train tracks. I’m pretty sure it is unfinished though. This trail is very nice and it is a very good trail for walking, running and biking and I would recommend taking a few friends or family members to go on it and maybe even go up the mountain

Rockdale River Trail

Over the River and thru the Woods

December, 2020 by lb33558

We loved this trail. Lots of HILLS and beautiful woods. Something new to experience at every turn. The Monastery was a lovely place to stop and call halfway. We started at the Lyon Rd trailhead and it was just about 20 miles round trip. Would do again for a good workout!!

Settles Bridge Park Trail

Nice groomed trail to river

December, 2020 by stephen7barr

This trail leads to a river side trail to the river access at the old Settles Bridge and back up north to a private subdivision. Nice river views, level, and secluded.

Accordion

Camp Creek Greenway

The scenery and the set up is great for bike riding and nice walks with the wife. However, we haven't seen any deers or wild animals yet.

December, 2020 by edwin_g_bourne

The scenery and the set up is great for bike riding and nice walks with the wife. However, we haven't seen any deers or wild animals yet.

South River Trail

It was a wonderful feeling being able to ride on the Michelle Obama trail and ending up at the Barack Obama Elementary School.

November, 2020 by heidi.saul

It was a wonderful feeling being able to ride on the Michelle Obama trail and ending up at the Barack Obama Elementary School.

Big Creek Greenway

ride with my bride

November, 2020 by biff.kinney

We rode the Big Creek Greenway today. Very well maintained and fun to ride. Lots of families getting some fresh air. It was good to be with my fellow Americans enjoying our freedom¿¿

Silver Comet Trail

Beautiful trail with fabulous fall foliage

November, 2020 by rbovine1

We rode 38 miles yesterday, and enjoyed the beautiful fall colors on this well maintained trail. Riding through the Brushy Mountain tunnel was amazing! Very little traffic and nice fall temperatures make this trail almost perfect for a November ride. Don't wait, this is the one you want to do. We rode from Rockmart in both directions and will be back for more!

Mountain-to-River Trail

Great time!

November, 2020 by lisatpark

We took a family outing for a virtual 5K along the trail. We picked it up at the Marietta Square and walked toward the mountain. Wide pathways and clearly marked. Check it out!

Silver Comet Trail

Beautiful trail, well maintained. We rode during the week and it wasn't very busy. Shady, clean (they were blowing off leaves while we rode), mostly flat, some small hills near alabama state line, fun!

October, 2020 by jbertot5

Beautiful trail, well maintained. We rode during the week and it wasn't very busy. Shady, clean (they were blowing off leaves while we rode), mostly flat, some small hills near alabama state line, fun!

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

BEAUTIFUL TRAIL. Short with noce paved trail amd a couple of bridges. Awesome!

October, 2020 by marysconnor

BEAUTIFUL TRAIL. Short with noce paved trail amd a couple of bridges. Awesome!

Ivy Creek Greenway

Nice trail

September, 2020 by cubajax

Started at the Environmental Center and went all the way to Georgia Mall. This is a nice trail, especially the long wooden bridge and the water falls. Stopped for a few minutes to hear the fall and was very relaxing. I did the paved trail and when tried to get on the dirt trail near the mall of GA had to turn around because it became muddy and was all wet. Next time.
Great trail.!

Big Creek Greenway

Excellent Trail

September, 2020 by realrainmaker

I cycled the southern section (Roswell/Alpharetta). It is wonderful, peaceful and somewhat secluded (at least when raining).

There are bathrooms, bike aid stops, call boxes, a few trash cans and benches along the pathway. Some markings indicate direction, but it is helpful to print a map for longer journeys.

The boardwalk can be slippery, but they are short patches on this portion of the trail. The northern portion may be slicker since more of it is boardwalk.

I would recommend this trail. There are plenty of deer and quiet riding. Rain wasn't an issue, though some parts of the trail had overflow from the creek. Still, it is easily in my top five trails in the metro/outer Atlanta area.

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