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

Woodland Gardens

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



One of the best-kept secrets in Decatur, Woodland Gardens is beautiful in any season, and particularly stunning in the Spring! Formerly a private home, Woodland Gardens is now open to the public daily and contains cultivated flower gardens, ornamental trees, and a section of piedmont forest that includes eastern hemlock and several champion trees. Most amazingly, the tallest measured dogwood tree in the world is in this greenspace! It’s not marked with a plaque like the other champions along the trails, but for a dogwood, it’s extremely tall. Come back to Woodland Gardens each week and see the changes in the blooming plants that grow everywhere!


What’s there: Hiking trails, screened pavilion (where Sunday concerts are held)


Mileage: 0.5 mile hike


Address: 920 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA 30030

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