Yellow River Park Trails

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Trail Distance: 13 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min+
Elevation Gain: 305 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
Surprisingly close to the convenience of downtown Atlanta, you can get lost in the majestic woodlands of Yellow River Park. This park encompasses 691 acres of rolling forests bisected by the Yellow River. It's a furtastic destination for all kinds of outdoor activities, without having to go very far from home. Whether you spend the whole day on the trails or just take a casual stroll, your canine is sure to appreciate the time adventuring outdoors with their favorite human. 

Within Yellow River Park, there are approximately 12 miles of natural surface trails that are used specifically for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. There is also a one mile paved trail that is located right next to the river. The trails are all multi-use, but there are trails and park entrances dedicated for each of these activities. 

When you enter the park from Juhan Road Southwest, you'll notice equestrian parking on your left, along with horse trailer parking, and access to the equestrian trail. On your right there is a bicycle parking area, complete with change rooms and restrooms, and access to the bicycle trail. The pedestrian parking area is about half a mile down the road on your right. Here you'll find ample parking, playgrounds, restrooms, and a picnic pavilion with grills. 

Once you start your adventure, you'll notice that the trails intersect often and don't have clear signage. There are also lots of improvised trails. Many people choose to take a 3 mile hike along the trail that hugs the banks of the Yellow River. It starts on the paved trail before reaching an observation deck with a lovely overlook of the river. From this point on, it's a natural surface trail under a canopy of leaves, and occasional small bridges. 

These trails welcome leashed doggos, and even have doggy waste bag stations throughout the park! Bring some water to share with your adventure dog!

The Yellow River Park Trails are the pawfect way to spend some quality time with your pup. 

Trail Features
Forest, River, Easy Incline
Abundant Wildlife, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The general rule for multi-use trails like these is that cyclists yield to hikers, and both hikers and cyclists yield to equestrians. Bring a GPS to avoid getting lost on the trails.
Address
3232 Juhan Rd SW
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Hours
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Address
3232 Juhan Rd SW
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset