Murphey Candler Park Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

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)

walking
3 months ago

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

walking
Friday, March 25, 2016

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

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Great for a few loops on a morning run.

hiking
Sunday, October 26, 2014

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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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.

trail running
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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.

hiking
Saturday, April 13, 2013

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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