Published in April 2014, this guidebook includes 60 hikes within 30 miles of downtown Atlanta.

Mary Scott Nature Park

This greenspace is in addition to those featured in Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests.

Description: This neighborhood gem has been a Dekalb County park since Mary Armstrong (who used to live on the property) passed away and the county purchased the land. The hiking trails are surrounded by lush greenery in the summer and a small tributary of the North Fork of Peachtree Creek runs along the far north boundary of the park. Mary Scott Nature Park provides a very nice hike as well as a playground for kids.

 

What’s there:¬†Gravel & soft surface hiking trails, picnic area, playground

 

History and historical markers:¬†At the back of the park are two chimneys that are all that remains of Mary Armstrong’s old homesite.

 

Mileage: 0.50 mile round trip

 

Address: 4150 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345