Morningside Nature Preserve

MODERATE 49 reviews

Morningside Nature Preserve is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

This trail winds through dense, jungle-like vegetation, with diverse and varying landscapes to enjoy. With some changes in elevation, this trail is somewhat brief but can provide a decent challenge. The major payoff is a spot on the river underneath the suspension bridge, affectionately called "Dog Beach" by locals, where hikers allow their dogs to play in the water while off-leash.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike the water was so refreshing!!!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great escape right in the middle of the city. Only one precaution: the 'dog beach' has broken glass, a lot of it. Be careful walking on it. Otherwise, a quick walk through the woods if you can't drive out of the city!

hiking
4 months ago

Two short sections under power lines — but worth it to get into the woods. We went after a rain and it was a bit of a bog. There are elevated walkways on portions and bridges across larger water features. A great hike that is surprising is in town.

hiking
4 months ago

Great place for walking around, kids have fun

hiking
6 months ago

Not psyched about spending half the hike under high tension powerlines and listening to them hum. Open grate steps that my dog doesn’t love, boardwalks in rough shape, and super muddy after the rain with random pavers to hop on, but not enough. The suspension bridge is really cool, though. And the dog beach seems interesting, although I’m not a fan of off-leash dogs in general.

8 months ago

Overgrown with invasive species. Nice area for dog owners, but I much prefer other trails around Atlanta for hiking or trail running.

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect hike for me and my 2 year old son.

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

walking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Lovely intown oasis. Dog-friendly!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nice and easy trail. Features a cool bridge and some nice views. Some parts have wooden flooring, other parts are sandy/muddy. Very shaded and overall good trail but nothing spectaular

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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