Cochran Mill Falls

Cochran Mill Park, Georgia

Elevation Gain110ft
Trailhead Elevation836ft
Elevation Min/Max785/836ft
Elevation Start/End836/836ft

Cochran Mill Falls

Cochran Mill Falls is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. It is within Cochran Mill Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 836 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 110 feet. The E3 information route marker is near the trailhead. There is also a parking. Along the trail there is a bench. This trail connects with the following: Orange Trail.

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Best Hikes Atlanta (Falcon Guides)
Ren and Helen Davis
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"Following cession of Creek lands in Georgia in 1826, Cheadle Cochran received this property as reward for service in the War of 1812 and built a gristmill on Little Bear Creek. In 1870 Cheadle’s elder son, Berry, erected a mill on nearby Bear Creek, later converting the dam for hydroelectric power for the town of Palmetto. Acquired by Fulton County in the 1970s, the 800-acre park was purchased by the city of Chattahoochee Hills in 2010. Through a 2013 Recreation Trails Program grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the park’s trail system was greatly expanded for use by hikers, bikers, and equestrians. In 2016, the Cochran Mill Nature Center, a private facility within the park, closed permanently." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta (Menasha Ridge Press)
Randy & Pam Golden
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"After crossing Little Bear Creek, the trail follows an old road to Bear Creek, where it climbs along the riverbank to two falls. From the second falls, it rises to an old road and explores the Bear Creek watershed." Read more

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Trail is very overgrown and not sure it is entirely still available. Seems construction in the area may have changed some of the layout. Walking on GA85 bridge is dangerous at best.
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I do not know where the trail is, but I could not find it, and nothing is marked out there. There were places to park in the wood line, near a dirt boat ramp above the dam.

I walked the perimeter of the wood line and could only find a weak trail that went about 100 feet, terminating at a large swampy area, but nothing more.

It was disappointing, as this is only 3 miles from me and I was looking forward to a close walking trail.

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Trail Information

Cochran Mill Park
Nearby City
Cochran Mill Park
Skill Level
City of Chattahoochee Hills Parks and Recreation Department, 6505 Rico Rd., Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268; (770) 463-8881;
Local Contacts
USGS Palmetto; trail maps also available at pay station kiosk or online at
Local Maps

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Dec 2018