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Hiking Trails

Grab your hiking boots and hit the trail! These hiking trails meander across the Southeast & beyond to our favorite, most beautiful and noteworthy landscapes, waterfalls, canyons and mountain summits.

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Cheatham Hill / Kolb Farm Loop Trail at Kennesaw Mountain


Run or hike this 5.8 mile loop through beautiful meadow, creek-filled forest and Civil War battlefields near Kennesaw Mountain.

Tallulah Gorge: Hiking Spectacular Canyon Views in North Georgia


Hike the popular trails at this Georgia State Park to breathtaking views of Tallulah Gorge – a steep-walled, waterfall-filled gorge.

Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek: Hiking the Chattahoochee River


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

West Palisades Trails: Chattahoochee River at Akers Drive

Hike the West Palisades Trail off Akers Drive near Atlanta

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

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.

Kennesaw Mountain: Hiking the 2 Mile Mountain Trail


Hike this 2.4 mile out-and-back trail to climb Kennesaw Mountain, the site of a Civil War battle just north of Atlanta, to catch breathtaking views and Civil War artifacts at the summit.

Kennesaw Mountain Trail: Hiking the 11 Mile Battlefield & Mountain Loop


Hike this loop trail just north of Atlanta at Kennesaw Mountain, climbing two mountains, crossing Civil War battlefields, and catching stunning summit views.

Arabia Mountain Trail: Hiking near Atlanta


Hike through ecological and geological diversity on the trails at Arabia Mountain, winding through massive exposed granite fields and fragile, shallow basins of rare plant life.

East Palisades / Indian Trail: Hiking the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta


Hike 3.4 miles on the banks of the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta, climbing to several high overlooks, visiting mill ruins and a bamboo forest.

Unicoi Gap to Indian Grave Gap: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at Rocky Mountain


This challenging, 5.5 mile Georgia Appalachian Trail day hike climbs to incredible long-range views from the Rocky Mountain summit near Helen.

Sweetwater Creek: Hiking the Yellow Trail


Sweetwater Creek State Park’s Yellow Trail hikes a scenic, moderately difficult 3.4 mile loop, crossing the creek via a bridge to explore the eastern shore of Sweetwater Creek.

Bear Creek Trail: Hiking Valley to Summit


Hike this moderate, 5.7 mile trail near Ellijay from the lush Bear Creek valley through an old-growth forest to a nearby summit.

Edmonds Backcountry Trail: Hiking Georgia’s Black Rock Mountain State Park


Hike this difficult 6 miles trail at Georgia’s highest elevation state park, trailing to mountain summits, tumbling streams, and a secluded waterfall.

FD Roosevelt State Park: Hiking the Dowdell Loop Trail


This trail hikes the Pine Mountain Trail at Georgia’s FD Roosevelt State Park, hiking a 4.3 mile loop to high-elevation valley views on the lofty Pine Mountain Ridge.

Vogel State Park to Blood Mountain: Hiking the Appalachian Trail


Hike Georgia’s Vogel State Park to stunningly beautiful vistas on the Blood Mountain summit on the famed Appalachian Trail.

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