Best Running in Georgia

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

  • Hike the White Loop at Sweetwater Creek

    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 wil...

    4.1 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike the Indian Seats Trail

    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...

    4 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike to Raven Cliff Falls

    The hike to Raven Cliff Falls round-trip is about 5 miles. The scenery is amazing the whole way through with beautiful cascading waterfalls and running streams filled with wildlife everywhere you look. Along the way, there are a few campsites wher...

    4.9 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike or Run Stone Mountain

    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 are...

    2.25 miles 700 ft gain

  • Explore Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island

    For the outdoors-minded, Jekyll Island’s biggest attraction may be its driftwood beach. Almost as if the driftwood rained down from the sky, the beach is littered with large trees and gnarly branches. The chaotic mess of driftwood can make the bea...

    2 miles

  • Hike the West Rim Trail to Cherokee Falls

    Good luck finding something you dislike about Cloudland Canyon State Park - one of Georgia's largest and most scenic parks. Sitting on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, it is home to a plethora of luscious trails, easily-accessible campgrounds...

    5.4 miles 1945 ft gain

  • 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

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

    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 inters...

    2.25 miles 100 ft gain

  • Camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park

    If you're looking to camp somewhere with exceptional hiking and beautiful waterfalls, Southeastern Tennessee locals know not to look further than Lookout Mountain. Located on the western edge, Cloudland Canyon State Park straddles Sitton Gulch Cre...

  • Hike the Appalachian Trail to Preachers Rock

    The Appalachian Trail is arguably the most famous thru-hike in the world.  Along its 2,181-mile journey, there are many beautiful mountain views, and Preachers Rock is definitely one of them.  A large granite slab near the summit of Big Cedar Moun...

    2.1 miles 425 ft gain

  • Hike to the Cockspur Island Lighthouse from Fort Pulaski

    The Lighthouse Trail starts at the visitors center at Fort Pulaski. You can take your time and go inside the fort and learn about its history before you start to journey down the 1.7 mile trail to the lighthouse. This is a very easy trail that is ...

    1.7 miles 0 ft gain

  • Bike or Run the Big Creek Greenway

    The Big Creek Greenway is a roughly 8-mile stretch of paved trail that runs from its northern Marconi Drive entrance in Alpharetta down to Old Alabama Road in Roswell. There is also an extended bit of the Greenway a little further north in Forsyth...

    16 miles 200 ft gain