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Trail Guides Needed

By Joe Peery
Save the Old Atlanta Prison Farm is looking for volunteers to help with trail building and maintenance around the Intrenchment Creek Park and beyond. We are also looking for assistants to help guide the growing crowds who are visiting the site. Small stipends are available for those who wish to put in more time, and training is available for future guides. If interested, please call Scott Petersen at 404-368-6700.
There are quite a few new soft trails on the Intrenchment Creek site as well as a 2.5 mile paved bike PATH that will soon extend further east out to Georgia Perimeter College and eventually hook up with the South River Trail 2. This leads out to Arabia Mountain and Panola Mountain trails, ending up at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Head three miles south of East Atlanta Village to do some hiking and off road biking. The trails are calling.
Directions: From the Village, take Flat Shoals Road south. Stay right at the Bouldercrest split; follow Bouldercrest Road for 2 more miles, past McNair High School. After one more mile, split off right on West Park Place. Immediately on the right you will see South River 1 Intrenchment Creek Trailhead parking lot ( From this gravel lot, take the paved PATH to the left for about a quarter mile, where it ends in a loop at the Remote Control airfield. On sunny weekends, you can watch model enthusiasts fly their planes and helicopters, a great activity for kids too. Along the way, you will see a couple soft trails, indicated by the Red Trail key on the map below. Follow the main one across the east end of the airfield to access the Green Trails.
Alternatively, from the gravel lot, take the paved PATH to the right to go about 2.5 miles to Gresham Park. This part of the PATH goes under Bouldercrest Road and through some beautiful old farm land, crossing Sugar Creek and currently ending at Gresham Park. To access the soft trails, go right from the gravel lot about a quarter mile. At the 12 mile marker, turn left onto the wide trail (Red Trail on the map). About 75 feet in, you will see the Green Trail on the right. This will lead you to many other trails, and eventually to Intrenchment Creek itself. There are newer Blue Trails that follow along the Creek bed which provide great views westward across the Creek to the Prison Farm land.
Check out the “About” section of our Save the Old Atlanta Prison Farm Facebook page for map links and more information at

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