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A. L. Burruss Park Trail
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Trail Length: 1.2 miles Type of trail: Loop
County: Fulton County, GA Our rating: E
Features: stream, family Your rating:
Usage: Light Added on: October 18, 2014
Last hiked: October 14, 2014 Updated on: October 18, 2014
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A. L. Burruss

A. L. "Al" Burruss purchased "Tip Top Poultry" in 1954 and turned the local chicken processor into a large national firm headquartered in Marietta, Georgia. Burruss served a term as Cobb County commissioner from 1964 to 1968. In 1969 the popular Georgia won a seat in the state house of representatives. He served as speaker pro tem, majority whip and speaker of the house in spite of switching parties from Democrat to Republican. In 1986. At 59 Burruss died from cancer of the pancreas. A 45-acre park is dedicated to the memory of Burruss at the corner of S. Cobb Drive and U. S. 41.

A. L. Burruss Park Trail

The trail begins at a signpost at the far end of the parking lot, quickly climbing into forest on the "Main Trail", which connects three trails designated by color. The first trail on the right is the green trail, a short loop that returns to the main trail after .15 miles. Near the end of the loop a trail comes off to the left that drops to a bridge, then rises to a pavilion on the blue trail. Turn right and follow the blue trail to main trail just before a bridge. Turn left, cross the bridge and continue to the red loop trail. At 0.4 miles this loop is the only section that might be considered easy to moderate.

Signage at the start of the trail tells users whether they should walk clockwise or counter-clockwise depending on the day. This trail climbs a hill, follows near the top of the hill until it begins to fall, returning to the start. From this point return on the .33 mile main trail to the parking area. (Mileage taken from the map at the start of the trail). If you hike every trail in the park, the total mileage is 1.2 miles


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