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From Atlanta Airport to a Waterfall in Less Than 30 Minutes

  • Cochran Mill Park

    Candy Cook

Cochran Mill Park is a great escape to nature just 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The park boasts a waterfall and an impressive trail system for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in Chattahoochee Hills. Nearly 15 miles of natural surface trails wind through the peaceful forest with varying terrain and skill level. The park also features a playground and picnic shelters nearby Trail maps are located at an information kiosk near the entrance. The trails are all multi-use unless marked otherwise on the trail map.

Trails to Henry Mill Falls

Henry Mill Falls. Photo courtesy Cochran Mill Park.
Henry Mill Falls. Photo courtesy Cochran Mill Park.

Yellow – The yellow-blazed trail offers a fantastic outdoor experience for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders beginning with a stream crossing and a fun, twisty singletrack that transitions to a fast, flowing ride for bikers. This moderate trail leads to a view of Henry Mill Falls before looping back on itself.

Red – The more difficult red-blazed trail hugs the banks of the creek for more than a mile and a half before reaching a beautiful view of Henry Mill Falls. Visitors make the return trip by looping back through the hilly forest for a total distance of nearly 4 miles. This trail has a separate entrance for horses.

Cochran Mill Falls & Nature Center Trails

Biking through Cochran Mill Park. Photo by Candy Cook.
Biking through Cochran Mill Park. Photo by Candy Cook.

For a relatively easy and quick refresh, hit the Cochran Mill Falls & Loops. These trails offer several creek crossings, a view of the falls, and continues through the wildlife habitat of Cochran Mill Nature Center. The Nature Center is not affiliated with the park, however it’s worth checking out while visiting. It is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Candy Cook

Candy is Georgia’s official Outdoor Explorer and the author of the blog “Happy Trails Wild Tales.” Click here for more Outdoor content from Candy.