South Peachtree Creek Trail

Georgia

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South Peachtree Creek Trail Facts

States: Georgia
Counties: De Kalb
Length: 3.3 miles
Trail end points: Mason Mill Park at Mason Mill Rd. and McConnell Dr. to Medlock Park at Scott Circle and Emory Clairmont Campus to N Druid Hills Rd.
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7947943

South Peachtree Creek Trail Description

The South Peachtree Creek Trail is a short greenway linking four recreational amenities in DeKalb County. On the east end, Medlock Park features baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, pool and open space. In the west, Mason Mill Park offers a tennis center, recreation center and picnic area on the site of the former Decatur Waterworks. The boardwalk trail between the parks winds through woodlands behind suburban homes. 

A new 1.2-mile spur now leads from Mason Mill north to Spring Valley, the back entrance to Oak Grove neighborhood and winds along Burnt Fork Creek on elevated boardwalks. Another mile-long new spur peels off just after the train trestle and winds out past senior towers to Emory University crossing under Clairmont Road.

Today, the South Peachtree Creek offers a trail network spanning just over 3 miles that is perfect for commuters and connects to the trails at Lullwater Park on the Emory University campus.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the South Peachtree Creek Trail is available at Medlock Park on Scott Circle and Mason Mill Park on McConnell Drive.

South Peachtree Creek Trail Reviews

tough trail if your a new rider

I haven’t rode a bike in 15 years I got a bike to get daily exercise and my first day out was on this trail a lot of steep inclines that I had to walk my bike up if your a novice avoid this trail until you get your legs up under you

raised boardwalk offers beautiful views of forest, creek, swamp. lots of birds and turtles.

raised boardwalk offers beautiful views of forest, creek, swamp. lots of birds and turtles.

Backyard bonus boardwalk

We live 3-4 blocks from the park where the trail starts but it feels like its our backyard. Love the amenity for hikes, bike rides, creek walks, and commuting to Emory University car-free on trails! Pleasant blend of boardwalk, bridges, concrete path. Crosses the tracks in an overhead trestle, has spurs to Three Forks Trail in Melton Park, spurs to Oak Grove via Spring Valley and leads otherwise from Medlock Park to Mason Mill Park. Parks and parks and parks!

We bought in this neighborhood because of trail!

We bought our house back in 2008, because of this trail. Well that’s partially true¿¿ It’s been great to see all the growth and extensions on this trail. Back in 2008 the trail only went as far as the stone bridge before the railroad tracks. Now it’s a full blown trail that is simply beautiful! They did an outstanding job on this trail. They’ll even left the ruins of a water treatment village there! It’s got hiking trails that veer off and take you into the woods. It’s a treasure for this neighborhood!

Accordion

love this one

Great trails for the kids to ride their bikes

Great way to be in nature but not IN nature

I absolutely adore this trail. I love how you feel like you're right in the middle of nature, but without all the bugs n such because the trail is paved. My favorite part of the trail is the graffiti. It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm happy the powers that be leave the artwork there for all to admire. my second fave part of the trail is the boardwalk above the train tracks. Stunning view. Also, the sound of the creek is quite peaceful. They are constantly enlarging the trail so have fun and explore! Also, watch out for the off-beaten trails (primarily for bikers and hikers), there's poison ivy in the bushes.

Good grade variation on short 1 mile trail

By day, seemed clean enough and void of dangerous debris. If abundant graffiti on signs, walls, and bridges indicates late night activity, local law enforcement may stay busier with this trail.

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