The Best Hiking in Atlanta

Looking for the best hiking in Atlanta? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Atlanta. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Atlanta

  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Take a Stroll through Blue Heron Nature Preserve

    0.7 mi
    Blue Heron Nature Preserve is located directly off of the heavily trafficked Roswell Road in Buckhead.  The preserve boasts seven acres of greenery, wetlands, meadows, wildlife, and wildflowers.  There is even an educational facility located on the grounds for those extra curious explorers.  This...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Trail Running in Morningside Nature Preserve

    4.5
    5 mi
    Park your car on the residential road and look across the street into the woods for the trail. The trail winds around through a bamboo forest with streams winding in and out. The trail splits and you can either take the high road or low road closer to the river. Both trails meet back up near the...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Chastain Park Trail

    2.63 mi / 141 ft gain
    Chastain Park Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Piedmont Park Loop

    2.47 mi / 121 ft gain
    Piedmont Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Run, Walk, or Bike the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline

    4.7
    2.25 mi / 100 ft gain
    To visit the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline, park in the paid public parking ($3 Monday-Thursday; $5 Friday-Sunday) at the far southeast corner of Piedmont Park, behind the Park Tavern restaurant and brewery. From there, walk to the intersection of Monroe Dr. and 10th St. and cross Monroe...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Elwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary

    1.68 mi / 384 ft gain
    Elwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Bob Callan Trail

    3.88 mi / 249 ft gain
    Bob Callan Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Sandy Springs, Georgia

    East Palisades North Loop

    2.34 mi / 371 ft gain
    East Palisades North Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Smyrna, Georgia.
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  • Atlanta, United States

    Hike along the East Palisades Trail

    4.5
    4.3 mi / 488 ft gain
    The East Palisades trail is one of the only real hiking trails within Atlanta's perimeter.  Although it boasts surprising beauty and great trails, relatively few people in the city are aware this trail even exists.  As part of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, this section of forest is ...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Lullwater Loop

    3.82 mi / 305 ft gain
    Lullwater Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    WD Thompson Park Loop

    0.89 mi / 92 ft gain
    WD Thompson Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Sweet Auburn District Walking Tour

    2.04 mi / 69 ft gain
    Sweet Auburn District Walking Tour is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Sandy Springs, Georgia

    Powers Island Loop Trail

    1.67 mi / 308 ft gain
    Powers Island Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Smyrna, Georgia.
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  • Marietta, Georgia

    Cochran Shoals Trail from Interstate North Trailhead

    6.03 mi / 623 ft gain
    Cochran Shoals Trail from Interstate North Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Marietta, Georgia

    Sope Creek via Cochran Shoals from Interstate North Trailhead

    8.18 mi / 856 ft gain
    Sope Creek via Cochran Shoals from Interstate North Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Marietta, Georgia.
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  • Marietta, Georgia

    Cochran Shoals West Loop from Interstate North Trailhead

    2.62 mi / 308 ft gain
    Cochran Shoals West Loop from Interstate North Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Marietta, Georgia.
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