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Suwanee Creek to Berry Lake Loop

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A peaceful hike starting at Suwanee Creek Park and making a loop of Berry Lake.


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4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Out and Back

998' 304 m

High

941' 287 m

Low

222' 68 m

Up

222' 68 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

This hike utilizes the southern half of the very popular, multi-use Suwanee Creek Greenway with an optional loop around Berry Lake before returning to the southern trailhead.

Description

This hike starts at the southern trailhead for the Suwanee Creek Greenway. The first 1.5 miles wind through hardwood forests on a wide path that loops back past the trailhead parking area. At about a mile into the hike, the trail starts to parallel Suwanee Creek for a scenic bit of hiking where you may spot wildlife in the woods along the creek, before crossing under McGinnis Ferry Road.

Once under the road, continue to the right (the split to the left leads to another parking lot), and the path continues north for a short way until you have the option to take a right hand turn to loop around Berry Lake.

This small lake is a man-made reservoir that sits between a residential neighborhood and nearby McGinnis Ferry Road. The paved path isn't as quiet as the rest of the Suwanee Creek Greenway, but it does make a nice option for a scenic loop to add on before making your return journey.

If you aren't feeling like branching off the Suwanee Creek Greenway, you can simply do an out-and-back hike of your choosing, as you can turn around at any point on this 3.6-mile trail.

Flora & Fauna

Hardwood forests and marshy wetlands. You may spot fish, frogs, and turtles, and there are a variety of birds like herons, hawks, and osprey.

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Shared By:

Kristen Arendt

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Nov 8, 2019 near Suwanee, GA

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