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Miller Trail Waterfall Loop

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 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This is a 3.4 mile run on a shaded path to the dam and back. A scenic waterfall flows here in the wet season.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

93%

Runnable

1,026' 313 m

High

889' 271 m

Low

316' 96 m

Up

320' 98 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is open "sunrise to sunset". Dogs and cycling are allowed on this path. Even some rollerblade fans can be seen at times.

Overview

This moderate loop is a great way to get out on some excellently maintained trails. Along the way, you'll pass through the scenic park, and you'll even get to stop to admire a waterfall in the middle of the route if you visit during the wetter months.

Runner Notes

This is an EXCELLENT trail for runners throughout the park. The hill to the waterfall makes for great conditioning work!

Description

Little Mulberry Park has multiple trails to explore. Some of the trails are unpaved and open to horseback riding and running, while others are paved. This featured run is our favorite, as on hot summer days it keeps you in the shade throughout the trip. In the winter months, you are protected from any real wind chill. It is a great way to get in a nice 3-mile run with a nice forest view on one side and lake view on the other.

The first mile of the loop is easy and relatively flat. There are periodic benches throughout the path to rest or to exercise. There are also periodic picnic tables if you wish to take a break along the way. There are designated fishing piers available to fish.

At the one mile mark, the path turns to the right and you begin you climb up a beautiful (and noticeable...) hill. From the turn off the main path to the top of the hill is approximately .2 mile. As you approach the top of the hill, you'll notice a waterfall to your left that runs along the path. Much of the year, water is running. During the dryer summer months, it tends to dry up. After a heavy rain, it can be quite beautiful and impressive! Note that the hill does go up higher - another 0.4 miles up if you choose to get a significant workout to the top! Our featured route turns around at the falls and heads back down the hill to continue along the main path to the dam.

Throughout the path, you'll notice mile markers every 0.2 miles to help you keep your pace and help with navigation. Our featured run turns back around after taking in a view of the lake at the dam. We then retrace our steps back through the heavily wooded Carriage Trail—skipping the hill on the way back. You can easily make this a near 4 mile route by taking the full Carriage Trail and visiting the waterfall again on your way back.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, turtles, geese, and ducks all abound at this park, along with an occasional snake. Trees are heavy along the path with a variety of hardwoods and evergreens.

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Shared By:

Tom Hallberg

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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Photos

Lake that trail loops around
Apr 3, 2019 near Dacula, GA
Baby snapping turtle found on the path. Smallest I have ever seen!
Sep 17, 2017 near Dacula, GA
View of the lake from one of the piers along the way.
Sep 5, 2017 near Dacula, GA
View from the start of the dam. Beautiful sunsets from this location off the lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near Dacula, GA
Nice wide path and heavy shade throughout.
Sep 5, 2017 near Dacula, GA
Nicely shaded path with periodic benches to rest (or exercise) if you wish.
Sep 5, 2017 near Dacula, GA

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