|Hike Name:||Life University Loop|
|Directions:||From the North...
Take I-75 South to exit 263 for GA-120 Loop/S Marietta Pkwy toward Southern Poly
Turn right onto GA-120/South Marietta Pkwy SE
Turn left onto GA-3 S/U.S. 41 S
Turn right onto Barclay Circle
Life University is ~1 mile ahead
|Total Hike Distance:||2.40 miles|
|Hike Type:||Roundtrip, Loop Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Life University Track|
|Trails Used:||Wildwood Park. Life University Trails|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Streams|
|Contact Information:||Life University
1269 Barclay Cir, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 426-2600
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||This hike starts at the bridge next to the track at Life University and follows a creek up stream to a 19th century village with log cabins and an inactive mill with a water wheel. Follow the trail below the bridge and start by hiking the short trail along the creek until you come to the old village. From here, you continue through the campus and along the sidewalk next to Barclay Circle until you reach Wildwood Park on the left.
At Wildwood Park, hike about 0.6 miles of the loop trail until you reach an exercise stop with a pull-up bar and a fence prohibiting dogs from taking a spur trail. This trail leads back to Life University and to the track area where you started. It's a nice way to get a mix of urban woods hiking and explore the University campus at the same time.