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Really enjoyed my walk here. Beautiful scenery. Lots of people but still quiet enough. Loved it!

Beautiful walk and a wonderful place to spend a day around Atlanta.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice shaded path for running. Very busy on the weekends, but the trails are wide enough for everyone. Off the wide main paths, there are smaller trails for biking and people who want a more strenuous hike.

Have been a regular on the beltline since it opened. Love to come here and stroll to different areas to eat, attend events, or meet with friends. Perfect for days when you don't want do any strenuous exercise.

walking
3 months ago

Have come here many times over the years. It is a large, wonderful park that hosts many festivals and concerts. No special reason is needed to visit. Perfect for a sunny afternoon stroll and picnic with lots of trees for the ENO.

You can definitely tailor this trail to your liking with regards to length and intensity. There are several hiking and mountain biking trails off the main gravel path (where this trail starts and ends) where you can play with the intensity of your hike. This connects to the Sope Creek and Cochran trails to the north. I would highly recommend taking the side paths, it’s beautiful through the woods!

Another user commented about the grave site. Sarah Ansley and her sister are the two visible graves. Apparently there are another 3-4 that have since crumbled but which memorialized her husband and their children. The sisters outlived their husbands and lived on the spot until their deaths. Interesting!

Love the park

This was an urban hike through Freedom Park on the PATH trail, by the edge of Candler Park, over Lullwater Creek, and then through Olmstead’s linear parks: Shadyside, Oak Grove, Dellwood, and Virgilee. Hikers without dogs could detour into Fernbank or the Frazer Center’s Cator Woolford Gardens at the turn-around point (around the 2 mile mark).

Great! Love it! So much to look at while running/walking/biking whatever!

Half of this is the popular Cochran Shoals Trail, then when you reach the Columns Drive end (if coming from Powers Ferry end), you keep going and just a little ways down, take a right into the woods on the trail that goes up. I’ve always wondered where these trails went.

It’s an easy incline. Once you get to a certain point, there’s a 6’x9’ fenced in memorial — a gravesite (see photo). I don’t have any info on it, but it’s quite unusual just out there on the trail. Maybe someone lived up there long ago. I’ll edit this once I find out.

At that point I turned left and the rest of the trail was easy, pretty, sparsely populated (I only saw two other people). The trail is used a lot for mountain bikes so you need to be careful because parts of it are very narrow.

It was a really nice loop and a nice change from just the Cochran Shoals trail, and it’s a little longer.

I give it a 5 for what I use it for most — a good place to walk my dog. It’s right around the corner from my house so I come here a lot. If you’ve never been here before, expect a lot of walkers and runners and some bikes. Lots of dogs, kids, an easy trail with only about one very minimal incline, a few wooden platforms overlooking the river, nice scenery, but not a “hike.”

trail running
10 months ago

Flat and easy run. Very safe with lots of shade. Also very pet friendly. Will definitely be back

loved this trail! so many great places to take pictures! rocky at first but then a clear sidewalk path about 1.5 miles in. visited Ponce City market!

walking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Atlanta's iconic park. A local favorite. Parking can be a bit of a problem. Read signs when street parking to avoid getting a $25 ticket.

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great trail. Fun hike

I'm so impressed, it's been long awaited and it's lovely.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Flat and great for running or walking

mountain biking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice level ride and good workout

It's a good trail, and I love the art and that it's dog friendly. I'm not a fan that it's paved and there aren't many dog- friendly restaurants along it.

mountain biking
Friday, May 05, 2017

nice loop to add to the Sope Creek trail for a good workout on the mountain bike

mountain biking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Excellent place for beginner bikers. Beautiful scenery.

Great trail but it gets PACKED when the weather is nice, especially on the weekends. Bikers abound.
Stop at all of the shops and grab a snack or cocktail.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Been there last wee with my dogs.
Nice trail.

walking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fun walk, and cool art to check out along the way.

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

had a great time hiking with rei group enjoyed the art work along the path the bike riders are a little hazardous keep an eye out for them

Great Trail

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

For some reason ALL TRAILS is loaded with this same loop under multiple names. Probably the second most boring of Chattahoochee hikes close to ATL.

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