Elwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary

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Elwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 177 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

A nature trail loop used for walking. The main loop encircles the preserve and is a wide and easy path. There is a viewing and sitting platform overlooking the creek and tiny waterfall. There is also a longer extension that leads uphill and connects to one of the neighborhoods.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trails, but maybe 1.25 total mileage without double-backing a lot.

hiking
4 months ago

A nice shorter trail loop to escape the city. Close to the hotel where I stayed for work. Seating areas throughout the trails were a nice touch for those that may need. Decent workout on the inclines. Watch for dog poo since people do take their dogs on the trails.... Stay on the main trails to avoid ending up in a variety of back yards. :)

hiking
6 months ago

Nice park in ATL. enjoyed getting out for a very quick stroll before heading back to the airport to fly home.

8 months ago

Maybe it's just me, but it's pretty easy to get somewhat lost. I ended up appearing in a neighborhood next to someone's backyard...

9 months ago

An intown gem.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

good short trail. a lot of the trails wind up in people's backyards

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Decent, quick loop with average elevation change. Went solo, but would be better if you wanted to do a little picnic or something with folks as there are a couple nice fields.

walking
Sunday, November 26, 2017

We like to walk here as a family as it is quite close to home and don’t need to drive. The dog loves it as well. Small trail network but can include it in longer runs in the neighborhood as not technical but gets the heart pumping on a nice small climb

walking
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Good for older adults as seating is available .

walking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

I actually enjoyed the incline that this trail offered! The scenery was beautiful as well. I did notice that it doesn't appear that the park is maintained very regularly. There was a trash can overflowing onto the ground and lots of garbage around it. You have to park in the larger area before you drive down the narrow road to begin the trail. It's in a quiet, neighborhood as well.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nice place for a walk in town, seems to be a popular spot to take your dogs. Had the awkward feeling that I was walking through backyards most of the time (which I was).

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Great for toddlers!

hiking
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Great place to walk in town. Not crowded. Dogs love it.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Great for a local stroll... You never escape the sound of traffic on this track. Beautiful Trees...

walking
Thursday, April 18, 2013

A fantastic neighborhood gem. Awesome for kids. Bring a picnic and eat at the tables in the woods!

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