Five Points and Historic Atlanta Downtown

Atlanta, Georgia

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On this walk you will trek Atlanta’s highest point, Peachtree Ridge, at the confluence of three ridges. Rivers on the east of the ridge flow to the Atlantic, and those on the west flow to the Gulf of Mexico or the Mississippi River. You will also notice odd-shaped lots, blocks, and buildings. These came about because streets followed old Indian trails, and railroad tracks also went at odd angles. You may also notice that only four streets meet at Five Points rather than five; at one time five Indian trails met there. Special attractions: Historic buildings, Woodruff Park.
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Walking Atlanta

by Sara Hines Martin (Falcon Guides)

On this walk you will trek Atlanta’s highest point, Peachtree Ridge, at the confluence of three ridges. Rivers on the east of the ridge flow to the Atlantic, and those on the west flow to the Gulf of Mexico or the Mississippi River.

You will also notice odd-shaped lots, blocks, and buildings. These came about because streets followed old Indian trails, and railroad tracks also went at odd angles. You may also notice that only four streets meet at Five Points rather than five; at one time five Indian trails met there. Special attractions: Historic buildings, Woodruff Park.

©  Sara Hines Martin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Atlanta
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visitor Information Center
Topo Map: Five Points and Historic Atlanta Downtown Topographic Map
Guide Book: Walking Atlanta Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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