Hiking Trails at Reynolds Preserve in Morrow GA
Need a breath of fresh air? A little something to get the blood moving? Take a hike on the trails of Reynolds Preserve in Morrow GA.
Hiking the wooded trails at Reynolds Preserve in Morrow GA provides my husband and I with a nearby venue for outdoor fun with our loved ones. Out on the Preserve trails, we get up-close and personal with nature. It’s a first-rate family hike.
The 146-acre preserve has miles of hiking trails that provide enough variety in the terrain to be challenging and health-affirming yet not so strenuous that grandparents can’t hike along. The trails loop through forests and wetlands, and alongside creeks and ponds -- all habitats replete with native Georgian plants and wildlife.
The trails wind around and through what was once the homestead of a prominent Clayton County public official, Judge William H. Reynolds. Rumor has it that the Judge liked to give tours of the property in his Cadillac on the same trails that we hike today.
Today, Morrow residents enjoy a plant and wildlife sanctuary with four miles of wide and well-kept hiking trails. Here hikers can explore the highest ridges in the county amidst mixed oaks, hickory trees, and Georgia pines, then climb down to the wetlands and 5 ponds fed by natural springs.
These trails provide us an opportunity to physically shape up on the outside and spiritually shore up on the inside, while communing with nature and enjoying shared recreational activity.
Of note, there is even a paved, wheelchair accessible trail loaded with native plants like the wild azalea pictured above located just inside the main entrance, encircling the Preserve Nature Center and bordering a delightful shaded pond.
The hiking trails of the Reynolds Preserve in Morrow GA are a perfect example of rolling hills typical of the Piedmont region of Georgia.