Trail Running in Morningside Nature Preserve

Georgia Morningside Nature Preserve Trail

Added by Abby Smith

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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Chillin, Fitness, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:



Spring, Autumn, Winter

Trail Type:



5 Miles



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby

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7 months ago


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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8 months ago

Alternate entrance

Lenox road also has a gravel parking lot and entrance to this preserve.

8 months ago

Added by Abby Smith

Photographer, mom and I LOVE being outside!!!

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