The 26-acre Herbert Taylor Park is located within the Daniel Johnson Nature Preserve in the Morningside- Lenox Park neighborhood of Atlanta. Herbert Taylor Park features a little over 1 mile of trails along Rock Creek and South Fork Peachtree Creek. The trail is maintained by the Rock Creek Watershed Alliance and the city of Atlanta.
Address: 1343 Pasadena Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Cost of admission: None
Governance: City of Atlanta
Approximate miles of trails: 1.5
Hours: 6:00am to 11:00pm
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 4
MARTA directions: From Five Points Station, take the #16 bus to Johnson Rd NE@Pasadena Ave NE. Walk down Pasadena until you see the entrance on your left.
Alternatively, from Midtown Station, take the #36 bus to E Rock Springs Rd NE @ Cumberland Rd NE. Walk north on Beech Valley Way. At the fork, stay to the right. Continue down Beech Valley Way and the trailheads will be on the right.
Parking: On-street parking is available and free.
Trailheads: The main trailhead is at the intersection of Pasadena Ave and Beech Valley Rd. There are two other trailheads along Beech Valley and another trailhead on Markan Dr.
Trail surface: Natural
Blazes/markings: There are some signs along the trail indicating which trail segment you are on
Dogs allowed: Yes
Guidebook mentions: Chapter 6 in Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests (1st edition)
For more photos, see my flickr album.
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Random eBird sightings from the last 30 days
Good to combine with:
- Zonolite Park
- Peavine Creek Trails (post forthcoming)
Updated November 20, 2016, September 24, 2017, November 5, 2017, and May 27, 2018