Little Mulberry Ravine, Woodland, and Beech Tree Loop Little Mulberry Park, GA
miles
LENGTH 3.3 MILES
DIFFICULTY 3.2 Easy
DURATION 1-2 hours
ELEVATION GAIN
480
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Trail
System
Little Mulberry Ravine, Woodland, and Beech Tree Loop

Navigate a small network of trails on the south side of Little Mulberry Park while exploring around a ravine and a couple of creeks. A mix of paved, dirt, and gravel trails, the Ravine Loop, Woodland, and Beech Tree trails can be used to form a 3.3 mile loop or several shorter routes depending on which direction you take.

Begin this hike by parking at the Fence Road entrance. At the end of the parking lot, take the trail that heads to the left between the park map and the pavilion, across from the restrooms. This immediately connects to the West Meadow loop trail, which we'll be taking to access the rest of the trails.

Stay left at the loop intersection and within .2 miles you'll come to the Ravine Loop on the left, heading out of the sun and into the woods. The Ravine Loop is a lollipop loop with this connecting "stick" leading to a loop. If you instead continue on the West Meadow trail less than .2 miles further you'll come to the Beech Tree trail, which connects to the other side of the Ravine Loop. These trails combined make a double loop.

On the far end of the Ravine Loop is the Woodland trail attaching at two points. With it's own internal connector trail, all three trails combined make many different loop options available. The Woodland Trail is the only trail that is not paved at all. The Beech Tree and Ravine trails are paved except for a .4 mile section on the north side of the Ravine Loop that is small gravel, so is still easily traveled.

There's no right or wrong way to hike these trails, so I'm not going to provide navigation beyond this. There is an overlook and waterfall, but neither are too impressive. I couldn't actually see the waterfall, just hear it and it sounded like a trickle. The length and difficulty ratings and the elevation map are all based on doing the outer loop, but some of the steepest sections are on the inside of the loop.

Even though these trails are paved, they may not be suitable for people with mobility issues or wheelchairs. Several sections are very steep to the point where there are groves and score lines on the pavement for traction and water run-off.

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Elevation Map Length (miles) by Elevation (feet)
Slope Breakdown
Elevation Gain
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Gain
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
0.9 mi
101 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
0.5 mi
202 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
0.2 mi
108 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
413 ft
65 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
172 ft
36 ft
Elevation Loss
Elevation Range
Grade Range
Length
Elevation Loss
0 - 250 ft/mi
~ 0 - 5 %
0.7 mi
101 ft
250 - 500 ft/mi
~ 5 - 10 %
0.5 mi
199 ft
500 - 750 ft/mi
~ 10 - 15 %
0.2 mi
145 ft
750 - 1000 ft/mi
~ 15 - 20 %
278 ft
44 ft
1000+ ft/mi
~ 20+ %
117 ft
25 ft
Terrain Map Click to control map
Details
length3.3 miles
difficulty3.2 Easy
duration1 - 2 hours
trail typeTrail System
blazeNone
elevation gain480 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestLittle Mulberry Park
visitor infoGwinnett Parks & Recreation
770-978-5270 (Trails Hotline)
hoursSunrise - Sunset
parking feeNone
trailhead coordinates 34.039659, -83.877627 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°2.38, W 83°52.66 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°2'23'', N 34°2'23'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
34.039659, -83.877627 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°2.38, W 83°52.66 most GPS units use this one
N 34°2'23'', N 34°2'23'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Google Map It
For this hike, the trail begins at the end of the parking lot. Take the trail between the map and the pavilion on the left, across from the restrooms.
Parking Capacity
101 parking spacing including several handicap and 3 bus.
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Average Review Rating
4 (1)
hikethesouth-1 month ago
Great Paved Trail for Locals
This is a great park with a lot of different options, but nothing worth driving too far to visit. Most of the trails on this hike are paved except for the Woodland trail, but they are still nice, well-maintained trails that are easy to navigate and not too crowded. Other than the connecting West Meadow trail, the rest of the hike is under the trees in the shade, so very nice for a hot summer day. There's a couple of overlooks and a waterfall but you really can't see anything.
Easy | Hiked Summer 2020
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