Big Trees Preserve Trail

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Big Trees Preserve Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

over grown

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

Great place for a quick walk with the dog.

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Good to take dogs for a short hike

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Friday, January 01, 2016

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

walking
Saturday, June 13, 2015

birding
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A lovely urban gem. There is a loop along Powers Branch Creek, a back country trail and a wildflower meadow near the entrance of the park. It is very family, dog friendly with several seating areas to picnic. A great place to take a "time-out" from city life and watch the birds flit in and out of the forest.

hiking
Sunday, March 15, 2015

walking
Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Real simple loop. Not great if you're looking for a challenge, but it's a beautiful area to explore and sit, with lots of old growth oaks and plenty of benches and sitting areas.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

This is one of my least favorite trails that I have hiked. The trails are poorly marked and it's difficult to follow any specific path. Not sure if it was just the day that I went but I ran into three separate groups allowing their dogs to run off leash. I forgot my dogs leash at home so I had to MacGyver one out of an old cell phone charger. Each time I approached and looked at their dogs off leash they would say, "It's OK, their friendly."... I'm not sure they got the point of the leash.

However, this trail is nestled in an otherwise heavily developed area so if you're feeling stuck in the city this is a decent escape. With all the other options around me I likely wouldn't hike this trail again.