Doll's Head Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.6 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min
Elevation Gain: 32 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: No
Description
The Dolls' Head Trail is part of Constitution Lakes Park on land resurrected from an abandoned 19th Century brick factory, empty industrial area and a trash dump. When the land was purchased to create a nature preserve, volunteers and other workers noticed the many dolls and other interesting finds in the dump and began placing them in thoughtful ways along the trail they were foraging, that would eventually be the Dolls' Head Trail. 

Described as both creepy and barktiful, meaningful and insightful, the collection of found art has grown as visitors to the trail have contributed their own take on it. The only rule for this art-making is that materials must have been found within the park. While many come to the Dolls' Head out of curiosity, others have enjoyed the wildlife and vegetation that have taken the land as their own.

Only six miles from downtown Atlanta, the trail can be accessed at the gravel parking area at 1305 S River Industrial Boulevard. The trail winds through wetlands and woodlands with their unique set of animals and vegetation. In some areas, the vegetation threatens to take over the trail, while in others, the trail is actually a boardwalk above the wetlands, where getting close to water fowl and amphibians is a unique experience for you, super-exciting for your furry bestie! 

The two small lakes seen from the trail were formed from the rain-filled unused clay pits, and you'll notice that because their only source of water is rain and seepage, the water is often slimy and algae-filled. Nevertheless, the flora and fauna that rely on them for food and water will be on display as you walk by. Many birds add their songs to the chirruping of the katydids, and you'll see them perched or on the move among the trees. 

Brong any needed essentials for your unusal stroll, including water for you both, and clean up bags.

Whether you and Fido think the found art exhibits beautiful and insightful, or creepy and trite, you're sure to give a paws up to their originality and the furtastic surroundings they're placed in on the Doll's Head Trail! 

Trail Features
Muddy, Forest, Lake, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Wetland
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Stay on the trail to avoid a number of hazards and unpleasantries such as pools of water, sticky mud, copperhead snakes, deer ticks and poison ivy. Wear long pants and tuck them in the tops of your boots.
Address
1305 S River Industrial Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours
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Address
1305 S River Industrial Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours