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.
Score a gorge floor permit at Tallulah Gorge State Park to hike the spectacular, boulder-filled Sliding Rock Trail, and get an up-close view of the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall deep within the gorge.
Hike the kid-friendly Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, exploring the Chattahoochee River in a wildlife-filled, shady forest south of Atlanta.
Hike the Jacks River Trail in North Georgia’s lush, remote Cohutta Wilderness, trekking and wading from Dally Gap to a series of beautiful waterfalls on a crystal-clear river.
Hike Dowdell’s Knob at Georgia’s FDR State Park, looping on the Pine Mountain Trail and Boot Top Trail to gorgeous summit views and the historic site of a plane crash on the mountain.
Hike the Appalachian Trail from the lush, creek-filled Three Forks valley to Georgia’s Springer Mountain, the southern end of the AT.
Hike the Riverside and Bend Trails at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, following the river’s scenic banks to a lookout tower and stunning views.