The Best Photography in Atlanta

Looking for the best photography 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 photography spots in and near Atlanta

  • 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

    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

    Hike the Cascade Springs Trail

    5.0
    1.9 mi
    A quick and local getaway from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta city life, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve offers over 100 acres of forested trails that lead to Utoy Creek and Cascade Falls.The trail starts at the parking area and leads to a boardwalk where old historical structures stand alongsi...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Hike around the Doll's Head Trail At Constitution Lakes Park

    3.5
    1 mi
    Locating the entrance to Constitution Lakes Park is the hardest part of this hike.  There's no specific address to take you to the parking lot, but if you find South River Industrial Boulevard, you'll see the sign for Constitution Lakes Park on your right.  Parking is free and there are two trail...
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  • Roswell, Georgia

    Climb and Chill at Allenbrook

    4.0
    You’re going to be really surprised you’re still in Roswell, or in the Atlanta area at all. When you get out of your car and start walking down the wooden stairs at the start of the trail, the busy sounds of the rushing cars on Atlanta Street fade away into the wind flowing through the Tulip Popl...
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  • Stone Mountain, Georgia

    Hike or Run Stone Mountain

    4.0
    2.25 mi / 700 ft gain
    Stone Mountain sits on the outskirts of downtown Atlanta. Located in the center of Stone Mountain Park, this 1,686 ft. granite mound provides visitors with a challenging cardio workout and excellent panoramic views of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Those who want to climb Stone Mountain should u...
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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Hike the White Loop at Sweetwater Creek

    4.5
    4.1 mi / 250 ft gain
    Sweetwater Creek State Park offers a breath of fresh air and beautiful sights only 15 miles from Atlanta. The park has 9 miles of trails to choose from. The shortest of the three trails is the Red Trail (1 mile, one-way). After a half mile you will arrive at the impressive 5 story New Manchester ...
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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Hike the Sweetwater Creek Red Trail

    4.8
    2 mi / 120 ft gain
    Sweetwater Creek State Park lies just about 20 minutes West of Downtown Atlanta.  An easy drive along I-20 from the large city makes this park a very popular destination, especially on the weekends.  Out of the parks three main trails, the Red Trail is by far my favorite.  Scenic river views and ...
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  • Marietta, Georgia

    Hike to Noses Creek

    3.5
    2 mi
    Starting at the Burnt Hickory Parking lot on Kennesaw National Battlefield, you head south on a pretty flat trail. After a mile and a half you will come across a bridge that goes over Noses Creek. If you're looking to cover more ground, the trails around the creek expand for miles in any directio...
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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Kayak George H. Sparks Reservoir

    Sweetwater Creek State Park has a lot to offer in terms of adventure. One of the best things about this park is its proximity to the city of Atlanta. It is incredible how easy it is to feel like you are hours away from the city, even though Sweetwater is only several miles west of the city. It mi...
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  • Cartersville, Georgia

    Camp at Red Top Mountain State Park

    4.5
    Red Top Mountain State Park finds itself just 30 minutes up I-75 from the urban sprawl of Atlanta, and it is surprising how quickly you can forget exactly how close you are to the city with just one night of camping here.  The State Park has a range of activities to offer, so there is bound to be...
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  • Cartersville, Georgia

    Hike and Swim at Red Top Mountain

    4.5
    5.5 mi / 1100 ft gain
    The Georgia summer is no joke. Fortunately, Red Top Mountain's Homestead Trail hosts enough shade and swimming for all adventurers.The 5.5 mile loop is located on a large peninsula stretching out into Lake Allatoona. Hikers enter a lush forest of wildlife and will encounter moderate elevation c...
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  • Cartersville, Georgia

    Hike Pine Mountain

    4.6
    4.5 mi
    The Pine Mountain Trail winds and climbs its way to awesome summit views, along massive granite outcrops and serene forest. Hike over wooden bridges, across sparkling streams, past misty waterfalls & rock outcroppings, varied forest, scenic overlooks, & leaping deer. This local gem is tuc...
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  • Cumming, Georgia

    Hike the Indian Seats Trail

    4.4
    4 mi / 600 ft gain
    The Sawnee Mountain Preserve is easy to get to with a GPS and offers plenty of parking. To get to the Indian Seats Trail you will start down a short (.17 mile) trail that will take you to the trailhead. The Indian Seats Trail is a loop so once you reach the marked trail you can go either left or ...
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  • Gainesville, Georgia

    Swim in Lake Sidney Lanier at Dogwood Park

    3.0
    Lake Sidney Lanier is pretty big, but you don't need to be overwhelmed when you visit the lake via Dogwood Park. The park has a large pavilion and a few other picnic tables, lots of shade trees, and a couple of ways to access the lake. On the left side, there's an abandoned marina (dangerous—it's...
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