Trail Running in Morningside Nature Preserve

Georgia Morningside Nature Preserve Trail

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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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Activities:

Chillin, Fitness, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildflowers

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about 1 month ago

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.

about 1 month ago

about 1 year ago

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.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Alternate entrance

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

over 1 year ago

Added by Abby Smith

Photographer, mom and I LOVE being outside!!!

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