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Best trails in Atlanta

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Looking for a great trail near Atlanta, Georgia? AllTrails has 47 great trail running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Sweetwater Creek State Park or Red Top Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Buford Dam Park or Arabia Mountain Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 38 easy trails in Atlanta ranging from 0.6 to 7 miles and from 770 to 1,072 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Atlanta
Top trails (47)
#1 - East Palisades Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
This hiking trail offers spectacular views of Georgia's Chattahoochee River and is just a short drive from the city of Atlanta. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) preserves a 48-mileShow more
#2 - Island Ford Trail
Island Ford Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Island Ford Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and natShow more
#3 - Cochran Shoals Trail from Interstate North Trailhead
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Cochran Shoals Trail from Interstate North Trailhead is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#4 - West Palisades Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
NOTE: As of May 2020, parking lots are now open, but comfort stations, picnic areas (including shelters), and the Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center are closed due to COVID-19.Show more
#5 - Lullwater Loop
Lullwater Preserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Please note that there are a lot of missing bridges and trails that are just construction paths.Show more
#6 - Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Outer Loop
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Outer Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#7 - Piedmont Park Loop
Piedmont Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Note: Dogs are not allowed on the track section of this trail.Show more
#8 - Bob Callan Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Bob Callan Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#9 - Big Trees Forest Preserve
Big Trees Forest Preserve
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
Big Trees Forest Preserve is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlanta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking andShow more
#10 - Murphey Candler Park Trail
Murphy Cadler Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
Beautiful well established trail through the woods around the lake. This trail is very well established and easy to traverse. There are a few small sections that include rocks and roots, but typicalShow more
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