Explore Atlanta’s outdoor beauty, and hike our top 10 favorite Atlanta hiking trails within 40 miles of the city. These hikes explore gorgeous, rolling forest, scenic rivers, historical remains and catch the best, most stunning mountaintop views near Atlanta.
Hike the Powers Island Trail on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, exploring the historic Powers Island and the river’s rocky, boulder-filled banks.
Hike, run or bike the Iron Hill Loop Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park, exploring a scenic lake peninsula and quiet cove on Allatoona Lake, just north of Atlanta.
Hike the Yellow River Trail’s scenic, forested, riverside banks to a terraced waterfall at Yellow River Park near Stone Mountain.
Hike a strenuous 2.4 miles roundtrip on the Big Mountain Trail, climbing Kennesaw Mountain, the site of a Civil War battle, to breathtaking Atlanta skyline views.
Hike Atlanta’s Cascade Springs Nature Preserve to a beautiful waterfall, a moss-covered historic springhouse, and mounded earthworks from the Civil War battle of Utoy Creek.
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 six-mile adventure.