Top Adventures in Marietta

  • Hike the Battlefield and Mountain Loop

    From the visitor center, start on the Kenneshaw Mountain Trail, which takes you up a series of switchbacks to the summit of Kennesaw Mountain (600' elevation gain). Take in the views of Atlanta from the top, then continue on the trail as it descen...

    11 miles 1850 ft gain

  • Hike to Noses Creek

    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...

    2 miles

  • Hike Along Sope Creek

    Sope Creek is a little slice of wild heaven squeezed into the hustle and bustle of Atlanta's metro madness. Bordering the Chattahoochee River, Interstate 285, and Suburbia sprawl, Sope Creek offers the city dweller an environmental escape that se...

    1.5 miles

  • Hike along the East Palisades Trail

    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 Na...

    4.3 miles 488 ft gain

  • Hike through Big Trees Forest Preserve

    Big Trees is truly a backyard beauty. The entrance connector brings you through to the beginning of the trails. If you are low on time, try out the Big Trees Loop (1/2 mile) which appears slightly before the major Backcountry trail system. Without...

    2 miles 120 ft gain

  • Take a Stroll through Blue Heron Nature Preserve

    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 th...

    0.7 miles

  • Climb and Chill at Allenbrook

    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...

  • Hike to the Roswell Mill Ruins via Vickery Creek Trail

    From Riverside Road, the Vickery Creek Trail takes you alongside the creek, then to an intersection where you will turn right. Switch onto Outer Loop Trail at the next intersection, and keep an eye out for marked junctions going forward.The trail ...

    4.7 miles

  • Kayak to Lake Allatoona Waterfall

    Kayak from the Olde Rope Mill Park to the Lake Allatoona Waterfall (1.5 mile paddle from park to waterfall). This easy lake paddle is great for beginners.  Waterfall Coordinates: 34.1436403,-84.5330342  If it is warm, bring a bathing suit and play...

  • Big Creek Freeride

    The Big Creek Freeride area is part of the Big Creek recreation area which provides a paved greenway, singletrack mountain biking trails, and two pump tracks.The Freeride area contains a number of downhill mountain biking lines that bottom out at ...

  • Trail Running in Morningside Nature Preserve

    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 close...

    5 miles

  • 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 Sweetw...

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    • Woodstock, Georgia

      Payne Campground Allatoona Lake

      Overview Payne Campground sits on the banks of Allatoona Lake, providing visitors with a variety of water activities in the green rolling hills of Georgia.Recreation Allatoona Lake is one of the mo...

    • Acworth, Georgia

      Galt's Ferry Day Use Area (Ga)

      Overview Galt's Ferry Day Use Area is situated on Allatoona Lake on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. The serene lake and peaceful surroundings offer a relaxing getaway from the nea...

    • Cartersville, Georgia

      Old Hwy 41 No 3

      Overview Old Highway 41 #3 Campground sits on the banks of Allatoona Lake, providing visitors with a variety of water activities in the green rolling hills of Georgia.Recreation Allatoona Lake is o...

    • Acworth, Georgia

      Mckinney Campground

      Overview McKinney Campground sits on the banks of Allatoona Lake, providing visitors with a variety of water activities in the green rolling hills of Georgia.Recreation Allatoona Lake is one of the...

    • Woodstock, Georgia

      Victoria Campground

      Overview Victoria Campground sits on the banks of Allatoona Lake, providing visitors with a variety of water activities in the green rolling hills of Georgia.Recreation Allatoona Lake is one of the...

    • Cherokee County, Georgia

      Sweetwater Cg

      Overview Sweetwater Campground sits on the banks of Allatoona Lake, providing visitors with a variety of water activities in the green rolling hills of Georgia.Recreation Allatoona Lake is one of t...

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