Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

Linwood Nature Preserve

415 Linwood Dr.
Gainesville, GA 30501

  • One of the covered areas in the preserve.

The trails at the Linwood Nature Preserve are ready for hikers, walkers and nature lovers of all ages and skill levels. This is a Public-Private Partnership of Gainesville Parks and Recreation and the Redbud Project.

Nature Trails
Over two miles of trails, ecologically designed for easy walking and environmental protection, wind through an urban oak-hickory forest and prairie ecosystems.

Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Over 40 species of birds have been sighted within the forest, meadows, creeks and lake habitats.

Community Forest of the Old-Growth Forest Network
The preserve is one of seven in the United States.

Rain Gardens
Commercial and residential scale plots demonstrate methods of control for storm water and soil erosion.

Native Plant Specimen Garden
The garden promotes education of understory trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants indigenous to the oak-hickory-pine forests of the Gainesville Ridges of Hall County.

A brochure of Linwood Nature Preserve can be picked up at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Civic Center or Gainesville CVB.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Park rate 0.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway