One of the top running spots in Athens near the UGA campus, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia offers mile after mile of scenic, rolling running and hiking trails.
Run or cycle the Silver Comet Trail in metro Atlanta. Flat, fast, paved and scenic, the trail’s first 20 miles make a great venue for a distraction-free, long-range run or bike ride.
Run or walk the scenic trails at Lullwater Park, following the banks of a serene lake and crossing a span bridge to explore the ruins of a 1920s powerhouse.
Explore a wildlife-filled wetland, following paved trails and boardwalks on this 2.5 mile, out-and-back run on the Ivy Creek Greenway at George Pierce Park. The greenway connects to the Suwanee Greenway, too, offering an even longer adventure and more scenic beauty.
Hike the ultra-scenic boardwalk trails at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta, exploring a wildlife-filled marshland draped in Spanish moss near the banks of the Savannah River.
Run Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park on this 1.8 mile figure-eight loop. Shady and scenic, this trail racks up level mileage with historic mansions, monuments and Savannah’s iconic Forsyth Park fountain as a beautiful run backdrop.
Hike the Wormsloe Historic Site near Savannah, following the Battery Trail to Oak Avenue’s 400 moss-draped oak trees, historic tabby ruins, beautiful coastal views, and the site of a Civil War fort.
Run, bike or walk the Towpath Trail on the banks of the Augusta Canal and Savannah River, following a broad, level trail to historic sites and beautiful views. The trail is a great spot for a scenic, easy, distraction-free run, a great bike ride or a relaxing sunrise stroll near downtown Augusta.
Hike the kid-friendly, scenic Lake Trail loop at Fort Mountain State Park, exploring a shady forest and beautiful views from the lake’s shore.