Trail Running in Morningside Nature Preserve

Morningside Nature Preserve Trail

Relax on the shores of the South Fork Peachtree Creek. This preserved area is good for well-behaved dogs off leash.

Park your car on the residential road and look across the street into the woods for the trail. The trail winds around through a bamboo forest with streams winding in and out. The trail splits and you can either take the high road or low road closer to the river. Both trails meet back up near the river (Peachtree Creek) and the really cool suspension bridge.

From here, you can take a right towards the powerline ridge or across the bridge and wind through the lowlands to a beautiful staircase, eventually ending up at the Lenox Rd. parking area. Not recommended in summer months due to overgrown vegetation.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Running shoes
  • Doggie bag
  • Snacks
  • Day pack
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RT Distance 5 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Autumn, Winter
Trail Type Loop
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildflowers

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Sweet city respite

This is a lovely pocket of nature in a very busy part of the city. The trails are quiet and winding and lead you through a series of different terrains in just a few short miles. It’s never crowded and there are plenty of plant specimens to check out along the trail. If you zone out on the trail long enough, city noise dissipates and it almost feels like you’ve stepped into another world.

In-Town Staple

For what it is, it's great. You can definitely still see and hear signs of city life throughout a lot of the preserve, but it's perfect for a quick fix. It's down the street from where we live so I go here to run, let the dogs swim, read, or just when I need a little me time.

Awesome

A hidden secret in Atlanta that you can let dog off leash and chill on a sandy beach by the creek, chill, listen to tunes, drink beers and watch your dog play in water all day long.


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