Ecology of the Urban Forest: Old Atlanta Prison Farm Hike
This greenspace has many stories to tell, but is probably best known as the former site of a working prison farm. From the 1940s up until 1995, inmates of the Honor Farm No. 2 worked the land and produced agricultural products like vegetables, grain, dairy, and hogs. Many of the existing buildings on site are ruins of what was once the correctional facility.
Suggested donation of $5 to support Save Atlanta’s Old Prison Farm.
– Parking lot located near the intersection of Bouldercrest Rd SE & West Side Place SE.
– Park in the South River Intrenchment Creek Trailhead parking lot.
– If possible, carpool with others.
HIKE SAFETY TIPS:
– Hike usually lasts 2.5 but no more than 3.5 hours.
– Terrain involves some steep hills and requires a good bit of physical exertion.
– Consider any health issues that may prevent you from keeping pace with the group before attending.
– Some paths may be muddy and slippery, exercise caution.
– Dress appropriately: No open toe shoes, boots with tread are best. Long pants are better than shorts.
– Be prepared for heat and sun exposure, sunscreen is highly recommended.
– Bug spray is recommended, and be sure to check for ticks after the hike.
– Bring personal drinking water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and nourished for the duration of the hike. RSVP Now