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  1. A 5.1 mile round-trip hike leads you over creek crossings and rock outcrops and past miniature waterfalls to the 400-foot Raven Cliff Falls.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    74.8 miles
    Duration
    2.5 to 3 hours
  2. Kennesaw Mountain rises to 1,808 feet and offers wonderful views of Atlanta in the distance and even Stone Mountain to the southeast on a clear day. There are many options to choose and one can easily piece together everything from a short 5 mile loop to a full 20 mile run and rarely cover the same ground.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.3 miles
    Duration
    20 minutes to a few hours
  3. Gold Branch is part of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, one of Atlanta's true gems.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.5 miles
    Duration
  4. Located on 275 acres of protected green-space in Bartow County, the Pine Log Creek Trail provides 4.15 miles of professionally built, well maintained hiking and running trails.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    42.9 miles
    Duration
  5. With over 8 miles of well-maintained trails for running and hiking, Arabia Mountain is a wildly rugged granite ecosystem in Atlanta's backyard. It's a testament to the beauty and diverse ecology of Georgia.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.0 miles
    Duration
    1-3 hours
  6. Enjoy a mountain hike to see views of Lake Trahlyta in Vogel State Park - one of the first state parks in Georgia. With elevations of more than 800 feet along mountainside streams, the Bear Hair Gap Trail takes you on a partial loop along lower parts of Blood Mountain.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    75.2 miles
    Duration
    2-4 Hours
  7. Rushing rapids, historic ruins, open fields of wildflowers and short rocky climbs make this hiking spot a retreat not far from downtown Atlanta.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    12.4 miles
    Duration
    1-3 hours
  8. A 4.3 mile total round-trip hike takes you to the highest summit on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, where you’ll trek through tree-covered forests and over lichen-ridden living rock to the summit at 4,461 feet.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    73.0 miles
    Duration
  9. Murphey Candler Park provides a great hike ITP while you still feel like you've escaped from the city!

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.5 miles
    Duration
  10. One of the few destinations within city limits that makes you feel like you are in the mountains. East Palisades gives trail runners and hikers some grueling hills, narrow trails and beautiful scenery.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.6 miles
    Duration
    1-4 hours
  11. Lost Corner Preserve offers walking trails in a heavily wooded 24-acre park in the heart of Sandy Springs. Experience nature and enjoy a short hike without traveling far from the city.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.5 miles
    Duration
    Under 1 hour
  12. Red Top Mountain’s moniker is both ironic and yet it makes complete sense. The park itself is not a mountain at all, but rather a peninsula of quaint trails, campgrounds and cottages surrounded by a 12,000 acre lake.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    31.5 miles
    Duration
    1-3 hours
  13. Amp up your heart rate with a steep climb on the Arkaquah trail, then follow the ridgelines to summit Georgia’s highest peak- Brasstown Bald on this 11.5-mile out and back trail.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    83.4 miles
    Duration
    4 hours
  14. A great spot for both novice and experienced hikers alike; the trail is short, but the twin waterfalls at the end provide breathtaking views that anyone will enjoy. It is very family friendly, with lots to do and see on a day trip.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    78.6 miles
    Duration
    45 minutes
  15. Known as one of the best hikes in Georgia, Panther Creek will take you through lush, green forests and lead you along a serene path to two beautiful sets of waterfalls. This is great for hiking, trail running and camping as well. You will be bragging to your friends about this one!

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    86.4 miles
    Duration
  16. A surprisingly challenging but tranquil climb from the trailhead, the crest of Pine Mountain overlooks downtown Cartersville. As part of Pine Mountain Recreation Area, 226 acres of land make up a 4.5-mile hike with moderate elevation gain.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    34.2 miles
    Duration
    3 1/2 hours for both East and West loop
  17. A 5.5 mile hike leads you alongside the Chattahoochee River and through its sloping forested banks.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.8 miles
    Duration
    2 hours
  18. DeSoto Falls Recreation Area, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, offers a couple of trails to view two different waterfalls along Frogtown Creek. This is a great way to see beautiful waterfalls on a short, family-friendly hike in the North Georgia Mountains.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    71.3 miles
    Duration
    Less than 2 Hours
  19. Spend the day hiking 10.6 miles from Woody Gap to Neel’s Gap on the Appalachian Trail. You’ll encounter AT thru-hikers, minimal elevation and beautiful vistas on Preacher’s Rock and Blood Mountain.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    59.6 miles
    Duration
    5 Hours
  20. Stone Mountain Park is where locals spend countless hours running, hiking, cycling, walking the dog or simply people watching. The 15 miles of trails at Stone Mountain Park are well traveled, making them suitable for smooth trail runs. If you hit these trails in the early morning, you'll have them all to yourself.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    15.9 miles
    Duration
    1 hour - as long as you want
  21. Meander on the 5.5-mile hike to Len Foote Hike Inn, a lodge in Amicalola Falls State Park accessible only by trail. The hike offers mild climbs and revealing vistas that showcase the Chattahoochee National Forest.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    55.8 miles
    Duration
  22. Springer Mountain is the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, offering options for double-digit day hikes or multi-day backpacking trips along the AT.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    61.8 miles
    Duration
    Full day to a weekend
  23. An easy scenic hike in downtown Roswell with rolling terrain, low elevation and scenery such as the covered bridge, two historic mill ruins and the Big Creek spillway dam.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.4 miles
    Duration
    1-3 hours
  24. Short, sweet and to the point, the Dukes Creek Falls trail leads you to the waterfalls in a 1.1 mile trek with many observation points to see the falls.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    74.3 miles
    Duration
    1 to 1.5 hours
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