Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia Guide Book

by Marcus Woolf (Wilderness Press)
Afoot and Afield Atlanta 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia  by Marcus Woolf

320pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9780899977874

Afoot & Afield: Atlanta by Marcus Woolf sorts through a myriad hiking opportunities at various parks, wilderness areas and other natural areas around Atlanta. With this book, people can quickly find important information to help them choose the perfect journey, including highlights they'll experience on the trail, the distance of the hike and time needed to complete the journey. Also, turn-by-turn directions identify specific features to help people avoid taking a wrong turn. Because many people now hike with a smartphone or GPS, the book includes specific waypoint coordinates, which people can load into a device to help guide them.

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Trails from the "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 108.
... Preview: Big decisions are made on this 8.1-mile path that runs from Amicalola Falls State Park to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail (AT ) at Springer Mountain. Many people intending to complete the entir ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
East Ellijay, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: Three relatively short trails, the Spring Trail, Mountain Laurel Loop, and Creek Trail, explore the western slopes of the Amicalola Creek watershed. While these paths are popular, they might not be as ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
East Ellijay, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This pleasant dayhike gives you a taste of two of the Southeast’s long-distance paths, the Appalachian Trail (AT) and the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT). The hike begins just north of Springer Mountain, w ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
East Ellijay, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: While this is one of the longer section hikes on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Georgia, the terrain is mostly moderate, so this serves as a fine dayhike or comfortable overnight backpacking trip. From ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Cleveland, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: This hike serves as a good introduction to the Appalachian Trail (AT), as it passes through the rich Raven Cliff Wilderness and includes mostly moderate hiking. There is one especially challenging a ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: This section of the AT is strenuous only in spots, but it’s a long haul, so it’s best as a two-or three-day trip. Along the trail there are several clearings where you can camp, or you can spend the n ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Helen, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.1
... Preview: This trek can be a long day hike or a mellow overnight trip, and takes you to Blood Mountain (4,461’), the highest point of the Appalachian Trail (AT ). The can’t-miss spot on this trip is the Blood M ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: The Native Americans dubbed the land near this trail “Arkaquah,” which is the Cherokee word for a crooked creek. But the Native American presence here predates the Cherokee, stretching perhaps back to ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Drive fast enough and blink twice, and you could easily miss the Arrowhead Wildlife Interpretive Trail. It lies off a country road in a patch of former farmland. But the 377 acres of forest, ponds, an ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Adairsville, GA - Birding,Hiking
... Preview: Eventually, the Eastside Interim Trail will be paved, but for now it remains a gravel-and-dirt path that’s perfect for walking and trail running. No doubt, this is an urban hike, as the trail runs bes ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Atlanta, GA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: The Westside Hiking Trail has a much more urban feel than the Eastside Hiking Trail: Houses and apartments are visible along much of the route, and the path runs through an industrial warehouse distr ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Atlanta, GA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: If you’re looking for an easy introduction to the Benton MacKaye Trail, Section 9 (running from Dyer Gap to Watson Gap) is a good starting point. The highest elevation for this section is at 2960 feet ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Blue Ridge, GA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Traversing the rugged Wilscot Mountain Range, Section 5 of the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) begins with a challenging hike through rugged forest and ends with a stroll across the Shallowford Bridge, whe ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Atlanta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: Sitting at an altitude of 3640 feet, Black Rock Mountain State Park is the highest state park in Georgia. And its premier path, the James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail, provides awesome views of the Ap ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Mountain City, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: When the Brasstown Valley Resort was constructed in the mid-1990s, great care was taken to disturb the surrounding natural habitat as little as possible. The resort lies within the Brasstown watershed ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Atlanta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: Volunteers from the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association played a key role in building the Amadahy Trail, and while the path primarily draws bikers, it has become much more popular with hikers. Amada ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Chatsworth, GA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: With only short stretches of moderate or steep terrain, the Oak Ridge Trail is one of the easier walks in the Carters Lake area. Beginning on a ridge in shady hardwood forest, the path descends to the ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Chatsworth, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Talking Rock is one of the more satisfying hikes in the Carters Lake area for a few reasons. First, it gives you a good opportunity to hear songbirds and observe a wide range of wildlife, from wood du ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Chatsworth, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: The Tumbling Waters Nature Trail leads to Tails Creek, a remote stream that slides through a pocket of hemlock forest that is easily accessible but has the air of a hidden gem. A wood bridge spanning ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Chatsworth, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: A writer, conservationist, and the first director of Georgia’s Game & Fish Commission, Charlie Elliott (1906–2000) devoted his life to sharing his passion for the state’s wildlands. It’s fitting tha ... From the guidebook "Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia"
Atlanta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4