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Murphey Candler Park Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 45 ft Route type Loop
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Beautiful well established trail through the woods around the lake. This trail is very well established and easy to traverse. There are a few small sections that include rocks and roots, but typically it is hard packed dirt or sidewalk. Any streams, water or troublesome areas are easily traversed by way of sturdily built bridges. 1.6 mile trail loop. 2 loops is 5K (3.1 Mi) and 4 loops is 10k (6.2 mi)

Murphey Candler Park offers multiple trails, with the primary trail established as a 2 mile loop that circles Murphey Candler Lake. The trail includes a variety of scenery including woodsy areas, bridges, wetlands, and passes near picnic pavilions. The main trail can be accessed from any of the parking areas.

http://www.murpheycandlerpark.org/contact-us.html Murphey Candler Park is located at: 1551 West Nancy Creek Drive Brookhaven, GA 30319 Murphey Candler Park Conservancy can be reached at: 1560 Brawley Circle Brookhaven, GA 30319

1551 West Nancy Creek Drive Brookhaven, GA 30319

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Warren Massey
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Juan Yepez
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Great!

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Barbara Silva
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Nice trail. Good for a quick walk in the woods.

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Pam Davis
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Hiking

Nice urban trail to take dogs. We went about 8:30 and by the time we left it was getting a lot more crowded. Everyone social distancing, lightly traveled at the time we arrived. Some roots and dips in the path, but the tree canopy is worth it. I’m pretty apt to trip, so I just had to watch the path - came through it like a champ. It’s super close to us, so we will definitely revisit.

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Gwen Smith
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Hiking

Nice for a short walk but trail and lake needs some attention.

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Benjamin Dubuisson
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Hiking

First inner city hike while tracking route with AllTrails. Area was peaceful enough though most of North Fork Nancy Creek looks like it had dried up long ago.Saw kids playing in the water but with all the sewer manholes throughout the area I would not think it wise to let my child in the water.

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Karen Veith
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Jessica Hudes
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Bit muddy from the rain on the unpaved trail. Lots of people out fishing, several walking around. Great outdoors escape inside the city.

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Dylan Russell
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Basic loop around a lake.

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Emily Ribblett
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Well maintained. Beautiful man made pond/lake. Great for families.

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Kristina Chin
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Jean Christoph Chouraki
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David Benglis
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Nice easy trail to get out of the house and close to Brookhaven. I took my parents who have knee and hip issues and they were fine. 40 min walk, 1.66 miles, minimal elevation changes.

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Katherine Suarez
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My husband and I decided to check this park out after a long day. We came a little before it got dark and we started our walk where the little free library is. We decided to talk about scary and creepy stories we have heard about and thought it would be a perfect convo to have while it got dark. Definitely creepy at night, can barely see without a flashlight, and someone appeared behind us which made us scream a little when we saw him. Totally worth it because of the ambiance. 10/10 would recommend for late night scary story walks

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Sara Kablack
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We loved this trail, but found it to be poorly marked where you go up the hill. We weren’t sure exactly the right way to go and doubled back the way we came.

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Derek Sexton
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Great neighborhood walk/running trail around a large pond.

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tnbelleusa .
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Came here for the Sweep the Hooch event and stayed to walk the trail. Absolutely gorgeous, even on a rainy day. Perfect escape in the middle of the city.

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Linda Ryan
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good distance ...beautiful trail ...an actual nature trail & not concrete walking path. will do this one again.

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Chrissy Livergood
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Great "get away" in the middle of a busy urban area. Easy trail, pretty lake and nice trail through the trees.

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Ellen Dabrowski
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Stephanie Ospina
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Walking

This trail is beautiful! It is in a nice, quiet neighborhood. Plenty of trees and some light wildlife along the trail. The trail loops around a beautiful lake that has great spots for pictures. Trail was easy for the most part, some areas a bit steep with tree stumps but overall not bad. Enjoyed it. Also, parking is free

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George Edwards
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Nice place to walk. Blue heron sits along the west side of the lake. Lots of picnic areas and bridges.

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Craig Prusher
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Great for a few loops on a morning run.

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Hiking Diva .
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Easy local hike. Parking can be a beast if there is sports practice/games. The lake can be a bit "aromatic" at times. Ducks and turtles and really big koi can be seen. Some creepy lurkers can be around during the day, but there is a good amount of traffic throughout most days.

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Jacob Crossley
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Great little trail if you want to do something to wait out 285 traffic after work...I had a sales call near there late in the afternoon and didn't want to drive home in the traffic. Ran the loop twice and had lots of fun. Very pretty for being in such an urban area.

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Kelly Conner
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I went at 6 pm on a beautiful day for a quick run. The trail was very busy, but not unmanageable. Having never done any trail running before it was a very good trail to start with. It acclimated me to terrain variations, and there are some small elevations changes that kept things interesting.

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Mikel Manitius
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Easy loop around the lake. The back (northern) section is through the woods while the front (southern) crosses the road over the dam. Only one slightly steep part in the back. The western side is a wide path along the lake and becomes a narrow trail as it enters the woods in the back. The eastern side is mostly open along the lake. The park has picnic tables and a good big playground for kids. The trees provide good shade in the winter. The little league fields in the south can be noisy and crowded.

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