Nestled in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, is the lovely Cochran Mill Park. This 800 acre park encompasses woods, fields, and streams, and features tumbling waterfalls, huge boulders, rock outcrops, and wildflowers. For a blast to the past, you can take a look at the ruins of 3 historic mills located in the park. Winding through this natural paradise are 18 miles of multi-use trails for you and your trail dog to explore.
Parking at the Cochran Mill trailhead is free for residents, and $5 for non-residents. Low-cost annual passes are also available for purchase. The park has undergone recent improvements to the trails, signage, and facilities so it's easier to navigate. The trails are divided into four blazed trails, the Red Trail, Green Trail, Yellow Trail and Orange Trail. The trails vary in length, but non of them have very steep elevations. They are put to good use by hikers, horseback riders, mountains bikers, trail runners, and dog walkers too of course.
The trails can be combined in any way so you can create your own adventure. They cross over several bridges, and your pal might even get a chance to cool their paws in the streams. You won't want to miss out on seeing the Henry Mill Falls on Bear Creek. This waterfall cascades over a broad, colorful rock outcrop, tumbling into a shallow pool below. Another popular option is the 2.5 mile Orange Interpretive Trail that follows along Little Bear Creek and Big Bear Creek. The network or trails can be confusing, so be sure to grab a map at the information kiosk in the parking lot before you venture into the wilderness!
This park has something in it for everyone, and even features a playground and picnic area. Be sure to keep your canine leashed and picked up after at all times. Bring along any essentials, such as clean up bags and water, as the park does not provide them.
The trails at Cochran Mill Park are a great way to enjoy some fresh air and exercise with your best pal.