Hike the Marble Mine Trail in Georgia’s James H “Sloppy” Floyd State Park to an abandoned mine entrance, a trickling waterfall, and beautiful sunset views over a glassy lake.
Hike the James E Edmonds Trail at Black Rock Mountain State Park, exploring stunning summit views, tumbling streams, and a secluded waterfall on this difficult six-mile loop at Georgia’s highest-elevation state park.
Run the South Peachtree Creek Trail from Decatur’s Mason Mill Park, exploring treetops on a raised boardwalk, visiting the historic Decatur Waterworks, and running to Medlock Park.
Explore Smithgall Woods State Park near Helen, hiking to tumbling waterfalls, gold mines, and the rocky, scenic creek bed of Dukes Creek. Follow our favorite hikes at the park: the Martin’s Mine Trail, Cathy Ellis Waterfall Trail, Ash Creek Trail, and the Smithgall Wetland Loop.
Take a scenic walk or run at Chastain Park, following a 5k route through the beautifully landscaped park. It’s one of our favorite Atlanta running trails, and one of our top places to run in Buckhead.
Hike the Yellow and Orange Trail loop at Sweetwater Creek State Park, catching views of the park’s Civil War mill ruins, a prehistoric Native American cave, and seasonal views of the Atlanta skyline.
Follow the Falls Trail at High Falls State Park, hiking a double loop to beautiful views of a series of enormous, thundering waterfalls near Macon.
Hike the Island Ford Trail to scenic views on the Chattahoochee River, exploring a wildlife-filled forest and several caves on the river’s banks near Roswell.
Hike the Appalachian Approach Trail from Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the southernmost end of the AT in Georgia.