The Karina Miller Preserve Loop Trail at Little Mulberry Park was designated a National Recreation Trail on May 31, 2012. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis announced this addition bringing the total to 1,400 miles of trails in the National Trail System, spanning 23 states. National recreation trail designation recognizes existing trails and trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation.
“Today’s trails join a network of more than 1,150 previously-designated trails that span more than 13,650 miles.” said Director Jarvis. “As we celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2, I encourage everyone to explore a trail – new or old – and enjoy the natural world.”
“We are very excited to be a part of the National Trails System and appreciate this designation from the National Park Service,” said Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “Little Mulberry Park is an asset to our local parks system, and the Karina Miller Preserve Loop Trail provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to enjoy Gwinnett County’s natural landscape.”
Little Mulberry Park encompasses 890 acres including 5 miles of paved multi-purpose and soft surface trails for equestrian and hiking; pavilions, playground, lake, overlook area at one of the highest elevations in Gwinnett County, restrooms, grill, and the Karina Miller Nature Preserve.