Atlanta Hiking Trails

Grab some fresh air on a hike – without the drive! Hike these Atlanta trails through beautiful landscapes and to unique terrain in the metro Atlanta area. And don’t miss our top ten favorite hikes in Atlanta, exploring explore gorgeous forest, rolling terrain and scenic rivers in and around the city.

 
 
Run, walk or bike the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail from Piedmont Park to Ponce City Market

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail: Midtown ATL running, cycling and culture

Run, walk or cycle the Atlanta BeltLine’s most popular stretch, the Eastside Trail, from Piedmont Park to Ponce City Market & Old Fourth Ward.

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East Palisades Trail: hiking the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta

East Palisades Trail: hiking the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta

Hike the East Palisades Trail on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, climbing to beautiful views from towering bluffs and hiking through a small bamboo forest.

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Sweetwater Creek White Trail: hiking Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta

Sweetwater White Trail: hiking Sweetwater Creek State Park

Hike the Sweetwater Creek White Trail and Red Trail, a scenic 4-mile loop to Civil War mill ruins, a tumbling creek and quiet meadows at Georgia’s Sweetwater Creek State Park just east of Atlanta.

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Sawnee Mountain Preserve: hiking the Indian Seats Trail near Atlanta

Sawnee Mountain Preserve: hiking the Indian Seats Trail

Hike the 4 mile Indian Seats Trail to summit Sawnee Mountain, an outstanding overlook with beautiful, long-range views of the North Georgia mountains.

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Hike the Stone Mountain Walk-Up Trail to stunning Atlanta skyline views

Stone Mountain hiking: the Walk-Up Mountain Trail

Hike Stone Mountain’s 2-mile Walk-Up Trail to stunning mountaintop views of the Atlanta skyline, Stone Mountain Lake and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

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Arabia Mountain Top Trail: top hikes near Atlanta, GA

Arabia Mountain Top Trail

Hike the Arabia Mountain Top Trail through massive exposed granite fields and past shallow basins of rare plants, climbing to stunning summit views.

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Take a heart-pumping trail run (or hike) on the East Mulberry Trail at Little Mulberry Park in Gwinnett County

Little Mulberry Park: trail running (or hiking) the East Mulberry Trail

Escape the hustle and bustle of booming Gwinnett County and sneak away to the trees with this heart-pumping trail run (or hike) on the East Mulberry Trail at Little Mulberry Park, climbing to some of the county’s highest elevations.

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Hike the Doll's Head Trail loop at Constitution Lakes Park in Atlanta

Doll’s Head Trail: hiking Constitution Lakes Park in Atlanta

Explore Constitution Lakes Park, hiking nature preserve boardwalks to glassy lake views and exploring whimsical displays of found-object artwork on the park’s memorable Doll’s Head Trail.

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Red Top Mountain Iron Hill Loop Trail at Lake Allatoona

Red Top Mountain State Park: Hiking the Iron Hill Loop Trail

The 3.8 mile Iron Hill Loop at Georgia’s Red Top Mountain State Park explores a picturesque peninsula and cove along Allatoona Lake near Atlanta.

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Hike the Arabia Mountain Mile Rock and Forest Trails near Atlanta

Arabia Mountain Mile Rock Trail & Forest Trail Loop

Hike the two mile, kid-friendly Mile Rock Trail and Forest Trail loop at Arabia Mountain near Atlanta through vast rock fields and to a glassy, serene lake.

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Hike the Sweetwater Creek Orange Trail to Atlanta skyline views

Sweetwater Creek: hiking the Orange Trail to skyline views

Hike the new Yellow and Orange Trail loop at Sweetwater Creek State Park, catching views of the park’s Civil War mill ruins, a prehistoric Native American cave, and seasonal views of the Atlanta skyline.

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Hike the Stone Mountain Trail and Cherokee Trail in Atlanta

Stone Mountain Trail: hiking the Walk-Up & Cherokee Trails

Hike Stone Mountain’s Walk-Up and Cherokee Trails, climbing to exceptional views from the mountain’s summit before looping the mountain’s lake on a scenic 6.8 mile adventure.

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Hike the Pine Mountain Trail near Cartersville, Georgia to beautiful Allatoona Lake views

Pine Mountain Trail: double loop hike to stunning Allatoona Lake views

Hike the Pine Mountain Trail near Cartersville, Georgia, catching outstanding views of Allatoona Lake from a rocky mountain summit.

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Atlanta’s best dog-friendly trails: our top 10 favorite hikes

Atlanta’s best dog-friendly trails: our top 10 favorite hikes for dogs

Leash up and hit the trail! Hike our favorite dog-friendly trails near Atlanta with your favorite four-pawed hiking buddy.

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Chattahoochee River: our favorite hiking and running trails near Atlanta

Chattahoochee River trails: our top 10 favorite trails on the ‘Hooch

Hike, walk, run or bike our top ten favorite, most popular and scenic trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area north of Atlanta.

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Atlanta’s best hiking trails – our top 10 favorite hikes

Our top 10 favorite Atlanta hiking trails within 40 miles of the city. These hikes explore gorgeous forest, rolling terrain and scenic rivers near Atlanta.

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Cochran Shoals Trail: Chattahoochee River Running & Walking

Hike, walk, run, or bike over 4 miles of wide, level trails at Cochran Shoals park along the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta.

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Lullwater Park: running trails at Emory University

Lullwater Park: Walking & Running Trails at Emory University

Run or walk the Lullwater Park loop trails, following the banks of a serene lake and crossing a span bridge to explore the ruins of a 1920s powerhouse.

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Best fall hikes near Atlanta: our top ten favorite trails

Best fall hikes near Atlanta: our top 10 favorite trails

Our favorite fall hikes near Atlanta find autumn’s beauty on scenic mountain summits, shady river valleys and through vibrant, leaf covered forest.

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Hike the Vickery Creek Trail to Roswell Mill and a waterfall

Vickery Creek Trail: Hiking & trail running at Roswell Mill

Hike the Vickery Creek trail network at Roswell Mill to two historic mills, a covered bridge, and a spillway waterfall near Roswell.

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Atlanta waterfalls: our top 10 favorite waterfall hikes

Atlanta waterfalls: our top 10 favorite hikes near Atlanta

Hike to Atlanta’s most scenic falls on our top 10 favorite waterfall trails near Atlanta. (They may be no match for the towering cascades of North Georgia – but they’re beautiful and well worth the hike!)

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Hike the Pine Log Creek Trail to the CCC Quarry Pond north of Allatoona Lake

Pine Log Creek Trail and Quarry

Hike the Pine Log Creek Trail to a historic, rocky, water-filled quarry and through rolling forest north of Allatoona Lake and Cartersville.

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Kennesaw Mountain Environmental Trail

Kennesaw Mountain Environmental Trail

The Environmental Trail explores the base of Kennesaw Mountain on an easy, one mile loop. With signs that teach about Kennesaw Mountain’s forest and wildlife, it’s a kid-friendly hike, but great for adults, too.

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Kennesaw Mountain 24 Gun Trail: Hiking & Trail Running

Kennesaw Mountain 24 Gun Trail

Hike (or trail run) the Kennesaw Mountiain 24 Gun Trail and Environmental Trail, exploring Kenesaw Mountain’s lower elevations, a rocky, rolling forest, and the site of a fortified Civil War Union camp.

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Yellow Trail at Sweetwater Creek State Park

Hike the 3.3 mile Sweetwater Creek Yellow Trail to the creek’s eastern shore, crossing a large bridge and catching cross-creek views of the park’s Civil War-era mill ruins.

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Arabia Mountain: Arabia Lake, Boardwalk & Summit Trail

Arabia Mountain: Arabia Lake, Boardwalk, & Summit Trail

Hike five miles on Arabia Mountain’s most scenic & popular trails, hiking through forest, to a glassy lake, over the Klondike Boardwalk, and to outstanding Arabia Mountain summit views.

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Cochran Mill Park: Hiking the Henry Mill Falls Trail

Hike 4.8 miles to the beautiful Henry Mill Falls waterfall in Cochran Mill Park, 25 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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Arabia Mountain: Cascade Trail and Wilburn Farm Trail

Hike the Arabia Mountain Cascade Trail to small cascading waterfalls before looping the Wilburn Farm Trail to an old barn, farmhouse ruins and a small pond.

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Arabia Mountain: Mountain View Trail

Hike the Arabia Mountain View Trail over vast granite expanses to a glassy, reflective lake and grassy meadow on Arabia Mountain’s lower elevations.

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Red Top Mountain State Park: Hiking the Homestead Trail on Lake Allatoona

Hike the 5.3 mile Homestead Trail along the rolling, iron-rich, red-tipped shoreline of Lake Allatoona at Georgia’s Red Top Mountain State Park.

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Jones Bridge Trail on the Chattahoochee River

The Jones Bridge Trail travels the Chattahoochee’s Jones Bridge Park to the remnants of an old bridge and beautiful Chattahoochee River views.

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Johnson Ferry Trail at the Chattahoochee River

Hike, walk or run the Johnson Ferry Trail, looping 1.8 nearly-level miles on the Chattahoochee River’s banks at Johnson Ferry Park near Marietta.

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Yellow River Trail: Hiking Yellow River Park near Stone Mountain

Hike 3.2 miles on the Yellow River Trail’s scenic, forested riverside banks to a terraced waterfall at Yellow River Park near Stone Mountain.

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Powers Island Trail: Hiking the Chattahoochee River

Hike the Powers Island Trail on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, exploring Powers Island and the river’s rocky, boulder-filled banks.

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Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Trail

Hike the stream-filled trails at Atlanta’s Cascade Springs Nature Preserve to a beautiful waterfall and Civil War battle site.

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Atlanta BeltLine Trail: Eastside Trail at Piedmont Park

Grab a great hike, stroll or trail run on a 2.8 mile out-and-back, unpaved trail north of the Eastside BeltLine, from Piedmont Park to Montgomery Ferry in Midtown Atlanta.

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Kennesaw Mountain Cheatham Hill & Kolb Farm Loop Trail

Run or hike this Kennesaw Mountain trail – a 5.8 mile loop from Cheatham Hill through beautiful meadow, creek-filled forest and Civil War battlefields.

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Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek: hiking the Chattahoochee River

Hike this 8.5 mile trail connecting two popular Chattahoochee River parks near Atlanta: Cochran Shoals and Sope Creek. Explore marshland, forest, and Civil War paper mill ruins on this moderate hike.

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West Palisades Trails: Chattahoochee River at Akers Drive

Hike or trail run the scenic riverside West Palisades Trail on the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta from the park’s Akers Drive trailhead.

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Sope Creek: Hiking the Ruins & Creek Trail

Hike this one mile out-and-back trail at Sope Creek Park near Marietta to Civil-War-era paper mill ruins on the shores of the beautiful Sope Creek.

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