Boat Rock Preserve is an area that has been preserved by the Southeast Climbers Coalition. The surrounding area was being developed, and the climbers rushed to preserve some of the area for bouldering.
The boulders here remain – similar to Stone Mountain and Arabia Mountain – after the surrounding different kinds of stones have eroded away.
Address: 1221 Boat Rock Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30331
Cost of admission: None
Approximate miles of trails: 1
Hours: 6am to 9pm
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 10
MARTA directions: The 73 bus is the closest. Check the website for info because the 73 has varying routes.
Parking: There is a small parking lot at 1221 Boat Rock Rd. [Update 2018] the parking lot is now gated. Check out the Southeastern Climbers Coalition website to get information about how to park in the lot. The parking lot is kind of tricky to notice. It's on the south side of Boat Rock Road, between Cascade Hills Dr SW and Binford Pl SW.
Trailhead(s): The main trailhead is at 1221 Boat Rock Rd. There are a few other trailheads available on neighborhood streets.
Trail surface: Mostly natural, some asphalt from a former road
Blazes/markings: There is some directional signage, but no blazes
Guidebook mentions: None
Toilet (no running water)
Updated April 21, 2018