Best dogs leash trails in Atlanta, Georgia

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Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Atlanta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of dogs leash trails in Atlanta, Georgia
Top trails (34)
#1 - East Palisades Trail and Bamboo Forest
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
This hiking trail offers spectacular views of Georgia's Chattahoochee River and is just a short drive from the city of Atlanta. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) preserves a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia between Atlanta and Lake Lanier. Based within the Indian Trail District of the CRNRA the East Palisades Trail features a loop trail of high, rocky bluffs offering breathtaking views of the river. It's a popular place for trail running, hiking, fishing and walking dogs. There are two parking lots in East Palisades that you can start from to access the trailheads. Indian Trail Parking Lot (Closest street address is 1400 Indian Trail NW, Atlanta, GA 30339) and Whitewater Creek Parking Lot ( Closest street address is 4001 Whitewater Creek Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30327). This is a National Park Service Trail so there is a $5 Parking Fee. The park is patrolled by United States Park Rangers and its headquarters and visitor center are located at the Island Ford Unit of the park (1978 Island Ford Parkway in Sandy Springs, Georgia). DO NOT park along the road that leads to the parking lot—even if you see other cars doing it! Those "no parking" signs ARE enforced, and the fine is a steep $130. Visitors interested in other great hikes in the area should check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell or the West Palisades Trail and historic Marietta Paper Mill across the river.Show more
#2 - Island Ford Trail
Island Ford Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
#3 - West Palisades Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
#4 - Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Outer Loop
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#5 - Bob Callan Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#6 - Piedmont Park Loop
Piedmont Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
A pleasant paved multi-use path around the park with nice views of the lake. Dogs are not allowed on the track section of this trail. Accessibility: This route starts in a paved parking lot at the southeast corner of the park, and it is unclear if there are any designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces or striped access aisles there. The trail surface is paved, typically at least six feet wide, and mostly gentle with an estimated grade of 5% or less except for at about 0.8 miles (on the middle loop) where it is very steep (over 12%). Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance there or to avoid that section.Show more
#7 - Wilburn Farm and Cascade Trails Loop
Arabia Mountain Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
A well-maintained trail route through Arabia Mountain Park. Quiet trails for walking and hiking. Lots of wildlife as well.Show more
#8 - Murphey Candler Park Trail
Murphy Cadler Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
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)Show more
#9 - BeltLine Eastside Trail via Piedmont Park
Piedmont Park
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
The Atlanta BeltLine is a proposed 22-mile continuous trail circling Atlanta and connecting 45 neighborhoods. Although the full 22 miles isn't built yet, you can still enjoy the BeltLine in sections. The Eastside Trail is now open. The Atlanta BeltLine trails are paved and flat, perfect for the novice bike rider, or even a child on training wheels. Another great bonus for families, there are several playgrounds and interesting stops along the routes to keep kids engaged and entertained. The city of Atlanta is very automobile focused, so to view it from a walking/biking path is an interesting perspective. Many of the neighborhoods the BeltLine connects are some of the most historic in the city and are not easy to navigate between via car. The BeltLine is still new and continuously improving, so expect to see something different each time you visit. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved with cement and asphalt and typically at least 5 feet wide. The grade is typically mostly gentle (all estimated under 5%) except for very steep (over 12% grade) sections at about the 0.4, 0.7, and 1.4 mile marks when going south. Trail goers using mobility equipment may need to avoid these sections. The most accessible portion of the trail is from about the 2.0 through 5.0 mile mark. It is unclear if there are any designated wheelchair accessible car parking spots at the northern trailhead at the Piedmont Park. There are at least 2 designated wheelchair accessible car parking spots at waypoint #6 on Willoughby Way.Show more
#10 - Chastain Park Trail
Chastain Memorial Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
3 mile loop around Atlantas largest Park Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated to typically be at least 7 feet wide. The slope is estimated to range from flat to very steep. The steepest sections are located at about the 0.8, 1.3 and 2.1 mile marks. There are at least 4 ADA-compliant car parking spots with access aisles at the paved trailhead lot. This full trail may not be wheelchair accessible. The most accessible portions are counterclockwise from the trailhead to the 0.7 mile mark, clockwise from the trailhead for 0.4 miles, or in between the 1.4 and 2.1 mile marks. Show more
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