Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta Guide Book

by Ren and Helen Davis (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Atlanta  by Ren and Helen Davis

Trail descriptions and detailed maps
ISBN: 0762752904

Best Easy Day Hikes Atlanta includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the authors’ favorite, easy-to-follow hikes in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Discover splendid trails and historic Civil War battlefields at Pickett’s Mill and Kennesaw Mountain, trek along the meandering Chattahoochee River, and explore the lush landscapes of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: One of north Atlanta’s favorite play spaces, 260-acre Chastain Park features a golf course, sports and recreation fields, a tennis center, a swimming pool, an equestrian center, picnic pavilions, and ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Sandy Springs, GA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: The 127-acre Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) preserves habitats along the Chattahoochee River. The familyoriented center offers more than 3 miles of marked trails, ponds and streams for observing na ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Roswell, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: With its popular 3.1-mile fitness trail along the river and floodplain, Cochran Shoals is the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s busiest unit (the parking area quickly fills on weekends). ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Vinnings, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: When President Jimmy Carter created the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in 1978, this site, including the former retreat of Judge Samuel Hewlett (ca. 1930s), was selected as headquarters. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Dunwoody, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Created in 1977 by local business and civic leaders Hampton Daughtry and David Settle, the Dauset Trails Nature Center is a 1,200-acre private nonprofit outdoor education and recreation area adjacent ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Jackson, GA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: One of the Atlanta’s most unusual trails crosses the exposed granite hills, wetlands, and forests at Arabia Mountain, taking you back nearly a half billion years in time. Arabia Mountain is a monadnoc ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Belmont, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Nestled in the valley of Peavine Creek and along wooded upland slopes, sixty-five-acre Fernbank Forest is a true rarity, a vestige of old-growth, virgin forest only a few miles from the heart of a maj ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Decatur, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The 2,888-acre Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park preserves the site of battles fought between Union and Confederate Armies from June 22 to July 2, 1864. In addition to restored fortificati ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Elizabeth, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Nestled in the Appalachian foothills adjacent to Lake Lanier’s Buford Dam, Laurel Ridge Trail offers a glimpse of the landscape as it appeared before the lake was completed by the Corps of Engineers i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Cumming, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This 527-acre Carroll County park was once the home of Creek chief William McIntosh. Son of a Scots immigrant and a Creek princess, McIntosh served under Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. In 1821 h ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Whitesburg, GA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: This 1,500-acre park offers visitors an opportunity to explore the exposed rocks and fragile environment of 940-foothigh Panola Mountain. Once called Little Stone Mountain, Panola is a designated Nati ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Stockbridge, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: In reports from the Union Army’s 1864 march into Georgia, General William T. Sherman barely mentioned the May 27 fighting at Pickett’s Mill. The likely reason is that, among a string of victories, thi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
New Hope, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: For more than a century, this 186-acre park north of downtown has served as Atlanta’s “common ground,” hosting Confederate veterans, presidents, musicians (from John Philip Sousa to the Allman Brother ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Nestled on a 1,950-acre Allatoona Lake peninsula, Red Top Mountain is among Georgia’s most popular state parks. Centuries ago these hills were home to Paleo-Indians who built mysterious mounds, which ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Emerson, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
... Preview: First farmed before the Civil War, this land was purchased in the 1920s by Judge William H. Reynolds, who spent years reclaiming worn-out fields, building ponds, and planting trees. He also added thou ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Lake City, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: The preserve, located north of Cumming, features a 4-mile network of foot trails along the slopes of 1,963-foot Sawnee Mountain (named for a Cherokee chief). The exposed rocks just below the summit, d ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Cumming, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: One of the region’s finest “rail trails,” the Silver Comet follows the former route of a passenger train that ran from New York City to Birmingham, Alabama. Developed by the PATH Foundation in partn ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Oakdale, GA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Established by the University of Georgia in 1968, the 313- acre gardens complex includes a glass-enclosed conservatory and visitor center, the stone and timber Day Chapel, the Callaway classroom build ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Athens, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: Rising 800 feet above the piedmont hills and encompassing nearly 600 acres of exposed granite, 300-million-year-old Stone Mountain and the surrounding park have long been among Georgia’s premier touri ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Stone Mountain, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This park preserves both the natural piedmont landscape and the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company’s mill that operated from 1849 until burned by the Union Cavalry on July 9, 1864. Toda ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta"
Lithia Springs, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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