Hiking Georgia Atlanta  by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs

Hiking Georgia: Atlanta Guide Book

by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Georgia Atlanta  by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs
Atlanta’s vibrant city life, combined with its easy access to mountains, woodlands, and waterways, makes it one of America’s most livable cities. Plenty of accessible parks, green spaces, and woodlands surrounding the city make it easy for residents and tourists alike to find suitable hiking destinations close by. This book features thirty varied hikes in close proximity to the city, from easy walks along quiet nature trails to more strenuous treks through mountainous terrain. There are destinations to suit every interest—from urban paths along gorgeous waterways to historic sites just outside the city’s limits. This guide will help you find the right hike for your interests and skill level.

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Trails from the "Hiking Georgia: Atlanta" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 30.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.

Amicalola, a Cherokee word meaning “tumbling waters,” perfectly describes Amicalola Falls. Formed by Little Amicalola Creek plunging 729 feet in several cascades, it is the highest waterfall east of t ...
Ellijay, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
The Len Foote Hike Inn is located outside of Amicalola State Park on adjacent Chattahoochee National Forest property. However, the facility is managed and maintained by the Georgia State Parks and His ...
Dahlonega, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
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The Appalachian Trail (AT) is one of the longest continually marked trails in the world. Beginning at Springer Mountain in Georgia, the path ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Congress authorized the Ap ...
Dahlonega, GA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 75.4
The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center encompasses the Marben Public Fishing Area (PFA), the Clybel Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and the Charlie Elliott Visitor Center and Conference Center ...
Mansfield, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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One of Georgia’s newest state parks, Chattahoochee Bend opened on 2,910 acres of land in northwest Coweta County in 2011. It also is Georgia’s fifth-largest state park. Most of the land has been left ...
Newnan, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
The Cooper Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) covers 30,000 acres of forested mountain ridges within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The property is owned by the US Forest Service, but hunting an ...
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
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Davidson–Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve encompasses 2,550 acres and another of the prominent rock outcrops called monadnocks—isolated hills standing above the surrounding area. These rock outcrops ho ...
Lithonia, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
The name DeSoto Falls comes from a tale that a piece of armor found near the falls some decades ago belonged to Hernando de Soto or one of his men. Though that expedition traveled through this gener ...
Cleveland , GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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Located in the Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area, this trail provides a trek down into the creek gorge to view several scenic waterfalls. From the trailhead elevation of 2,107 feet, the path drops 340 ...
Helen, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
Roughly 5 miles of forest footpaths wind along the steep bluffs overlooking the east side of the river. Only short sections of the East Palisades Trail are steep and strenuous for hiking. The elevatio ...
Atlanta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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The Dowdell Knob Loop is a 4.4-mile microcosm of what the loop hikes along the PMT have to offer. Besides being one of the most scenic, it also passes through a couple of the historic locations on Pin ...
Atlanta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
F. D. Roosevelt State Park is located on Pine Mountain in the central part of the state, about 25 miles northwest of Columbus. The long, narrow ridge composed of quartzite rock formations is the south ...
Pine Mountain, GA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23
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Hard Labor Creek State Park is a 5,864-acre facility situated to the north of I-20, between Covington and Madison in eastern Georgia. Local lore offers two sources for the park’s name. One ascribes th ...
Rutledge , GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
High Falls State Park covers 1,050 acres in Monroe County on the shores of High Falls Lake. The impoundment is formed by an old rock dam on the Towaliga River. The river derives its name from the Cree ...
Forsyth, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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The 297-acre Island Ford Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) has been retained in as natural a condition as possible for almost a century, first by the original private ow ...
Roswell, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
The trail is on the west side of the river upstream from Johnson Ferry Road. This is an exceptionally good birding area with aquatic, open, brushy, and forested habitats. Ducks, herons, beavers, mus ...
Sandy Springs, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
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The 9.5-mile West Trail runs from the visitor center to Kolb Farm Trail. The East Trail connects those same two points and is 7.4 miles in length. The Visitor Center to Pigeon Hill, Cheatham Hill to K ...
Marietta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.7
The Lake Russell Recreation Area is a USDA Forest Service facility in the eastern section of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The area contains 100-acre Lake Russell and 3-acre Nancy Town Lake. The ...
Chatahoochee National Forest, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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Like many other facilities in the Georgia highlands, Lake Winfield Scott and its recreation area were projects constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The clear 18-acre lake ...
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.9
Three trails totaling 4.9 miles offer interpretive walks through this unique habitat. The Rock Outcrop, Watershed, and Panola Mountain Trails provide information on the area’s geology, fauna, flora, a ...
Lithonia, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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