Best Jogging Path

Grant Park

Staff Pick

Go running, you say? But what about the code orange smog alert? And the blazing Georgia heat? Excuses, excuses. GRANT PARK is a shady, tree-filled oasis and a perfect buffer between your 5K and Atlanta’s traffic. A run around the oak-lined perimeter will clock you in at just above two miles. Veer inside the park north of Zoo Atlanta’s parking lot on Cherokee Avenue and follow the drive to the left, where the path is wide and the climb is gradual. At the top of the hill, you can ditch the pavement and run a lap around the field before heading back down. To avoid worrying about your car – and the steep climb up Atlanta Avenue – park by the APD’s Zone 3 precinct on Cherokee. 840 Cherokee Ave. 404-521-0938.

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