Atlanta Trails reviews Georgia's best hiking, backpacking, walking and running trails

Atlanta Trails is an online magazine that inspires outdoor adventure.

We promote a healthy, active outdoor lifestyle through our highly-curated collection of Georgia’s best hiking, backpacking, running, walking, and cycling trails.

Atlanta Trails

… highlights outdoor adventures that transcend Georgia’s state lines.
… encourages exploration of the natural beauty in Georgia and beyond.
… is fueled by inspiring trail & adventure content that gives people an enjoyable trail experience that’s worth repeating.
… helps turn our followers into passionate adventurers who inspire others to join.

The South’s best trails and outdoor adventures

Each of our 200+ trail reviews includes thoughtfully crafted narrative along with original photography and helpful tips to get the most out of every adventure. Every trail is mapped, measured, profiled and photographed by our team.

To expand our reach, we began publishing Asheville Trails, a curated collection of western North Carolina’s best hiking, running and backpacking trails, in August 2015. Asheville is one of the South’s most popular outdoor destinations, and with the Asheville Trails launch, our readers can find our accurate, inspirational trail content covering North Carolina and Georgia.

We’re giving back: we’re on the Georgia Trail Summit planning committee, a Sponsor of the 2015 Georgia Trail Summit, a sponsor of the 2014 & 2015 Atlanta BeltLine Running Series, and have photographed many local 10k and 5k road races to support our community.

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We love great outdoor gear

We love gear and gadgets, and test outdoor gear on our adventures throughout the year. Our detailed outdoor gear reviews highlight our favorite, trail-tested hiking, backpacking, camping and running gear. Our trail reviews feature the gear we packed on each trail to help inspire our readers’ own packing lists. Our ‘what to pack’ articles feature our favorite gear for a variety of outdoor adventures. And our outdoor gift guides feature our favorite outdoor gear by activity and price for gift giving inspiration.

Our crew

Eric Champlin

Founder & Editor

Eric is a freelance photographer and writer who has loved hiking, kayaking, running and backpacking Georgia’s stunning landscapes since moving to Atlanta in 1999. Disappointed by the lack of accessible, accurate and inspirational Georgia trail content, Eric began publishing Atlanta Trails to highlight the best Georgia hikes, running trails and backpacking adventures. His mission? To inspire Atlanta residents and visitors to get fit outdoors and explore the South’s incredible beauty. Eric is a member of the Georgia Trail Summit, Professional Photographers of America, the American Hiking Society, and Leave No Trace.


Ambassador Retriever

Jake is a three-year-old labrador retriever and a bundle of trail-loving energy. He’s a rescue from the incredible Atlanta Dog Squad and Eric’s hiking, backpacking and running buddy. Jake is a proud TurboPUP brand ambassador. He also loves swimming, dog parks, treats and tennis balls.
Atlanta Trails crew Eric Champlin and Jake on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia

Rob Sollie


Rob Sollie fell in love with the outdoors while growing up in Montana near Glacier National Park. Since he moved to Atlanta in 2001, he’s made it a mission to find great outdoor adventures in Georgia and throughout the South. Rob enjoys hiking, running camping, cycling and paddling. Rob’s favorite trails include the Conasauga River Trail in Georgia and the Deep Gap Trail at Mount Mitchell near Asheville.
Rob Sollie, Atlanta Trails Editor, on the Jacks River Falls Trail in North Georgia


Our readers inspire us, and inspire adventure in the hearts of their friends and family. Want to join our crew? If you wear through running shoes or hiking boots faster than anyone you know, shoot jaw-dropping photos of your adventures, and have some great writing samples you’d like to share, let’s meet for coffee.


Our audience

Our readers inspire us to keep blazing the trail we’re on. They’re an extension of our team and the heartbeat of our movement.

They’re diverse outdoor enthusiasts: runners, hikers, Appalachian Trail backpackers, urban explorers, families with children, families with dogs, cyclists, paddlers, and aspiring outdoor photographers. They’re health and fitness buffs, travel aficionados, techies, and shoppers… and they love our content.

Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails are fast-growing communities of avid hikers, runners, backpackers and lovers of outdoor adventure. We engage our readers via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, G+ and Instagram.

2016 site traffic + social media: Atlanta Trails & Asheville Trails

In 2016, we more than doubled our social media followers, nearly tripled the social media use of our branded hashtags, and substantially increased our Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails site traffic year over year.

Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails: 2016 traffic and social media stats

Let’s chat.

We’d love to hear from you if you have feedback or ideas, want to share your trail stories or photos, or if you’d like to explore advertising on our site, partnerships or opportunities.

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Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails are published by Summit19 Studio LLC.

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