Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out

Atlanta’s forests are one of the city’s best-kept secrets. In this guide, outdoor leader Jonah McDonald outlines 60 hikes in the metro area, all within 30 miles of Georgia’s Capitol dome. From the well-known Chattahoochee River and Stone Mountain to pristine Arabia Mountain and secluded Hahn Woods, Atlanta hiking is your opportunity to experience the many native birds, wildflowers, historic sites, and champion and sentinel trees of the city. Routes range from less than a mile to 12 miles in length, with options for experienced and casual hikers of all ages. Each entry includes maps, complete driving and hiking directions, trailhead GPS coordinates, and public transport access information. There’s no need to drive to the mountains to get out on the trail! Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests lets you visit state parks, wildlife areas, and nature preserves without leaving the metro area.





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