Dolls Head Trail Halloween Hike
Constitution Lakes Park - DeKalb

The Georgia Conservancy, Constitution Lakes Park and Joel Slaton are honored to host you for the first ever Halloween Day Hike! Join us for this unique and scary evening as we venture into the world of DeKalb County's Constitution Lakes along the Doll's Head Trail.

Here's how Conner Lee puts it:

"In southeast Atlanta lies a nature preserve unlike any other in Georgia. Doll’s Head Trail at Constitution Lakes Park is part wildlife refuge, part hiking trail, part snake pit and part art exhibit. The land has been transformed by both humans and the flooding South River into an ecological sanctuary smack in the middle of an industrial district.

It’s called Doll’s Head Trail because of the in situ artwork created with trash, many of it doll heads, that is left over after the South River floods. At the center of the park lies two small lakes that were formerly excavation pits created by the South River Brick Company digging out the soft red clay for bricks. It’s a must visit for Atlanta art lovers, urban explorers, birders, fishermen, tree huggers, history buffs and nature geeks."

  • When: Sunday October 30, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Constitution Lakes Park
  • Tour Details: Enjoy a guided hike and learn about the unique history of this rare park hidden just outside the city of Atlanta
  • What to bring: Please bring plenty of water, appropriate walking shoes and attire that can get dirty, sunscreen, a headlight/flashlight sense of adventure and many questions.
  • Parking: Limited parking. Biking and carpooling encouraged. We will offer more details as the event date nears.
  • Weather: RAIN or SHINE. We will provide updates as the event date nears.

About Joel Slaton:

At the Dolls Head Trail we will be joined by Joel Slaton, creator of the neo-folk artwork that gives the distinctive Dolls Head Trail its name. The South River regularly floods this area and the leftover debris supplies Slaton the materials to create insitu artwork. Visitors are encouraged to do the same.

Links for more information on the Dolls Head Trail:






Halloween Hike - $10 Per Person*

*A Georgia Conservancy membership comes a number of Stewardship Trips and Events discounts.

All Georgia Conservancy Day Trips are $10 per participant. Using your account ID #, Georgia Conservancy Live Oak Members receive a $5 discount and Georgia Conservancy Magnolia Members and above may join us for FREE.

Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Alexis Torres at atorres@gaconservancy.org

All proceeds go to support the work of the Georgia Conservancy and Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests. Tour will include snacks, and refreshments.

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The Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips program is excited to offer our Day Trips for the second year in a row. Sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation, a Georgia Conservancy Natural Partner, our Day Trips help to supplement and enhance our already robust statewide trips schedule and aims to highlight and acknowledge the diverse array of green spaces, natural resources, individuals and organizations that are putting metro Atlanta on the map for environmental stewardship and sustainable growth.

Our 2016 Day Trips include hikes, classes, or tours at: Sweetwater State Park, The Atlanta Beltline Arboretum and Jake’s Ice Cream, Woodlands Garden, Fernbank Forest and the Museum of Natural History, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, South Fork of Peachtree Creek, Primitive Fire Building Classes, and much more!

If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Ben Fowler at bfowler@gaconservancy.org

Thinking of joining us for a trip? Please read our "Know Before You Go" page for more details.