Explorer | 20 pts
This trail is what you would expect of a trail that runs around the perimeter of one of the most popular parks in the Atlanta area.
On the one hand it is a rather nice walk and for the most part quiet. On the other, there's not much "communing with nature" going on here, but that can be OK sometimes (especially when you live 7 miles away and don't want to drive a long way for a real hike).
The hike itself is a loop around the mountain itself and can be picked up at several points along the loop. By far the busiest portion of this trail is from the Grist Mill & Covered Bridge area to the Skyride Area, although there is still a good amount of traffic from that point to the point where the loop trail meets up with the walk-up trail as well.
The vast majority of this trail is rather flat, with the exception of the southeast portion where the trail crosses the lower portions of the mountain. Here the trail does not so much climb in altitude as it does run perpendicular to the slope. This can be a bit uncomfortable on the ankles and at times (ie. when wet) treacherous, but is not at all difficult.
I will definately be going again, more for the convenience than the quality of trails