As well as the main preserve on Roswell Road, there are two other trail segments: The Eidson Mill Trail heads south from Lakemoore Drive just west of the tiny pond on the south side of Lakemoore Drive. The Beaver Tail Trail is at the end of Emma Lane.
In the main preserve section – north of the creek – is an interesting predominately-sycamore forest.
Address: 4055 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Governance: City of Atlanta
Approximate miles of trails: 2
Hours: 6am to 11pm
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 8
MARTA directions: The number 5 bus runs between Dunwoody and Lindbergh stations and stops right outside Blue Heron (Lakemoore Drive or 4090 Roswell Road stop)
Parking: There is parking available at 4055 Roswell Rd (the office/school) and just north of there at the community garden. There is also street parking available in the neighborhood.
Trailhead(s): For the main preserve, there are two trailheads on Roswell Rd. and three trailheads on Rickenbacker Dr. A separate preserve area is accessible from the end of Emma Ln.
Trail surface: Natural
Guidebook mentions: Chapter 1 in Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests (1st edition)
- Community garden
- USGS creek monitoring station
- Picnic areas
- Photo blind (Emma Lane entrance)
- Bike racks (at the office/school building)
Updated November 16, 2016, January 13, 2017, & March 11, 2018