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Closure Notice: The western trailhead at Intrenchment Creek Park is closed due to dangerous conditions. Be advised that fines may be charged for trespassers. Trail users are advised to start at Gresham Park.
South River Trail offers a wooded route along its namesake river, about 15 miles southeast of Atlanta. On its west end is Martin Luther King Jr. High School. On its east end, it ties into the area’s extensive trail network with a connection to the Arabia Mountain Trail, which in turn connects to the Rockdale River Trail.
A disconnected 10.1-mile segment begins at Constitution Avenue and continues east past Georgia State University Panthersville Campus and follows a tree-covered path east along South River. The 3.2 mile east section follows the South River from the Panola shoals trailhead along Panola Rd. and Lyons Family Farm.
In January 2018, a 3.8 mile section of the South River Trail in between Gresham Park and GSU Panthersville was renamed the Michelle Obama Walking Trail in honor the former first lady.
Mid-trail, parking is available at the Panola Shoals Trailhead (intersection of Panola Road and Snapfinger Road), GSU Perimeter Campus (Clifton Springs and Panthersville Rd).
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