Little Mulberry Park

Opened officially in September 2004, Little Mulberry Park is one part of a major park-building program begun by the county a few years ago.

Phase one of the Little Mulberry Park encompasses 485 acres of the 890-acre park, and features five miles of trails including two one-mile paved multi-purpose trails, and a handicap-accessible trail around a pond.

The park has a combined multiuse/pedestrian trail experience which offers a 2-mile hike through a near old growth forest to unspoiled Table Rock Falls and then explores the adjacent river valley. Some long distance scenic views make the multiuse section of the trail pleasing. There are soft surface trails of equestrian and hiking. Equestrian trailer parking is located at 1300 Mineral Springs Rd., Dacula, GA 30019

Other amenities include a large rustic-looking picnic pavilion, two smaller picnic pavilions, restrooms. a playground, and an observation terrace at the peak of the West Meadow, which is one of the highest elevations in Gwinnett County.

The day my two boys and I visited was busy with park visitors. The larger pavilion was booked solid with families, families were biking and walking the pond trail, horse riders were out in the meadow and we took the 2-mile trail through the forest. The trail itself had many areas of stone steps (sometimes as many as 35-40), some of the paths were closed off and we were detoured around, but still had a great time. Later football and frisbie in the open area was part of the fun, including of course the playground for the five year old.

General Program and Rentals Information 770.614.2060
Trail Info 770.978.5270

Park hours are sunrise until sunset unless posted otherwise.

Acres: 890
3855 Fence Road, Auburn,GA

  • 5 miles of paved multi-purpose and soft surface trails for equestrian and hiking

Three entrances to park:

Fence Road Entrance (3855 Fence Road, Auburn, GA 30011)

  • Pavilions
  • Playground
  • Lake
  • Overlook area at one of the highest elevations in Gwinnett
  • Restrooms
  • Grill

Hog Mountain Road Entrance (3900 Hog Mountain Rd, Dacula, GA 30019)

  • Fishing lake
  • Karina Miller Nature Preserve
  • Restrooms

Mineral Springs Road Entrance (1300 Mineral Springs Rd., Dacula, GA 30019)

  • Equestrian trailer parking

The following related links go the Gwinnett County Parks website:

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Documents

Little Mulberry Park Trail Map

Little Mulberry Park Rules and Map

Little Mulberry Park Rules and Map

Little Mulberry Back Trails

Little Mulberry Fishing Guide

Trail Maps


photos by Rico Figliolini

Map Location

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  1. Brad

    July 22, 2010 at 12:18

    The links in this page to the trail maps are broken.

  2. admin

    July 22, 2010 at 22:29

    That is because Gwinnett County runs their website miserably. It constantly changes the URL address so that it’s never the same twice. I’ll try to host those pdfs on my site to make it work better. Thanks for let me know.

  3. lori

    August 19, 2010 at 06:15

    where is the horse trail map? why is there not a map showing the park entrance for horses? 1300 mineral springs road doesn’t even come up on mapquest, and appears to be the entrance to a subdivision on google map.

  4. admin

    August 24, 2010 at 19:21

    Thanks for the comment. I’ve updated this post with some links to the county trail maps.

  5. eric

    October 13, 2010 at 11:21

    what are the fishing rules?

  6. admin

    October 13, 2010 at 19:13

    There are no fees to use the park or the lake, but a valid Georgia Fishing License is required.

  7. jessica

    January 10, 2011 at 23:14

    My fiance & I are thinking of having our wedding ceremony on a dock here.would we be able to do this free?

  8. Karen

    March 18, 2011 at 13:13

    The bikers on the paved trail around the lake at Little Mulberry are becoming a danger. They whiz in and around or between the walkers who are often walking leisurely with strollers, dogs, and children. Is there any way this paved trail could be made for foot traffic only?

  9. admin

    March 18, 2011 at 21:56

    As a fan of the county parks I agree with you. Walkers have the right of way on these trails. But, in my opinion restricting it only to walkers is not helpful. As it is some parks have multi-use trails and some have dedicated trails (for horses, etc.) The rules on the county web site are the following:
    * Trails open from sunrise to sunset.
    * No motorized vehicles.
    * Motorized wheelchairs permitted.
    * Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
    * Bike and skate speeds must be controlled to prevent unsafe conditions.
    * Keep right of center and pass on left.
    * Announce yourself as you approach from behind. Example: “On your left!”
    * If you stop, get off the trail.
    * All pets must be on a leash and kept right of center. Place animal waste in trash containers.
    * For trail closure information, call 770.978.5270.
    * Call to report maintenance and safety problems: 770.822.5138.
    * Call 911 for emergency assistance.

    But, of course people have to respect the rules to follow them. Stay safe.

  10. Emily

    April 18, 2011 at 18:46

    I have run the horse trail for almost every one of my 30+ milers, but I would love to know the actual distance of the trail, on one side of the park the sign says it is 5.56, but on the other it says it is 4.75, I have also measured it with a GPS watch that marked it closer to 3 (I think it lost signal a few times).

  11. admin

    April 18, 2011 at 19:02

    Great question. According to the Master Plan ( the East Loop of the Equestrian trail is 5.6 miles, the West Loop if 4.4 miles.

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  13. Rick

    July 5, 2014 at 07:31

    My husband just walked your trail this morning 7/5/14, and the garbage cans were removed from their site and taken down the trails and emptied. They were also beaten. Also in the garbage cans were beer cans.
    I don’t know how the park is monitored when closed but something needs to be done.

  14. Gwinnett Park Life

    July 6, 2014 at 10:12

    It’s a tough to keep people respectful of the parks they use. I’ll forward this onto the county parks department. Gwinnett Park Life is an independent “cheerleader” of the parks and of course we hope people take advantage of what the county offers in a respectful way.