Address: 1551 W Nancy Creek Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Cost of admission: None
Governance: City of Brookhaven
Friends of the Park Group: Murphey Candler Park Conservancy
Approximate miles of trails: 2
Hours: 7:00am to sunset
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 11
MARTA directions: Not very transit accessible. There are buses you can take to cut the distance slightly, but probably the most time-efficient route is to take the train to Dunwoody Station, walk east on Hammond Drive, turn right on Ashford Dunwoody, turn left on Oak Forest Dr, take a slight right onto Ashwoody Trail, turn right on Ashwoody Ct, turn left on Long Branch Ct, and then enter at the northeast trailhead. This is about a 1.4 mile walk from train station to trailhead.
Driving directions: From downtown, take GA-400 N to I-285. Take exit 4A to I-285 E. Take exit 29. Follow the signs for Ashford-Dunwoody S and merge onto Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE. Turn left onto W Nancy Creek Dr NE. Parking is available on both the left and right sides.
Parking: There are several parking lots available at the park
Trail surface: Some paved, most natural
Dogs allowed: Yes
Fishing allowed: Yes
Best time to visit: Murphey Candler has great fall foliage
Guidebook mentions: Chapter 15 in Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests (1st edition)
Many picnic pavilions, most are reservable, many have grills
Pavilions with picnic tables
Bike racks near fields
For more photos, see my flickr album.
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Updated January 18, 2017, November 5, 2017, and January 6, 2019