Explore the most popular forest trails near Atlanta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Best spot in the southeast (Atlanta, at least)

Great overlook of the river.

Really enjoyed my walk here. Beautiful scenery. Lots of people but still quiet enough. Loved it!

20 days ago

Good scenic trial, at the same time best at make you sweat.. we enjoyed this... map is must to keep u on track, else you might loop in same spot or reach ur car sooner

Nice trails for running. Good ground. Interspersed loops to go and loopback around as long as you want to go. Cool creeks and little falls, plus big granite boulders to play on. So glad I made a pitstop here during my Thursday errands. Will be back

good short trail. a lot of the trails wind up in people's backyards

Nice trail in the city. Easy but with lots to see, especially the bamboo grove. Watch out for snakes.

the best in atlanta for keeping dogs and you cool due to the dog beach

hiking
1 month ago

Certain trails can be very hilly, so wear closed toed shoes. (A lot of people were wearing sandals as they walked towards the river, but not knowing they still have to use a trail.)

It’s pretty cool and the best part is getting to the trail that runs parallel to the river. However, be careful bc the park hasn’t really cleared the trails so you might have to hop over or under a few logs. But the views were worth it!

Beautiful hike the water was so refreshing!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice park with a great deal of foliage to protect from sun and rain. Having said that, I was a little disappointed because of a lack of signage and also because every "path" was muddy and flooded. This won't stop me from coming back but it made the trail quick slippery and might be an issue for older or less skilled hikers. Pretty views once you get to the river.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice shaded path for running. Very busy on the weekends, but the trails are wide enough for everyone. Off the wide main paths, there are smaller trails for biking and people who want a more strenuous hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Not the most scenic hike, but a good one nonetheless. Well marked trail, lots of parking, and occasional views of the river. Hard to believe it is right next to 400 because there is very little traffic noise, even during rush hour.

Nice trail. More easy than moderate. Would bring the grandkids. Let them play in the water.

hiking
2 months ago

Walked with a 17 and 8 year old. All three of us loved every step. There are small waterfalls and the path is well maintained. In fact volunteers and rangers were out working on the trail. The museum is also a cannot miss.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike, there are too many unleashed dogs there. I almost stepped on a 5' snake. I would have given it 5 stars but the unleashed dogs and lack of parking have it a four star rating.

This is a beautiful jewel inside the perimeter that’s a wonderful spot for trail run, hike, walk, or photo shoot.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail for days you want to get outside but take it easy. Beautiful scenery makes you forget that you are in a city.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a nice trail. I started at marker 13, got to the lookout tower and decided I wanted to go all the way to the river. If you hike the entire thing like I did-make sure you have plenty of water. Also, yellowjackets during spring are everywhere here and they kinda linger around the maps-so be careful!!

Came here for the Sweep the Hooch event and stayed to walk the trail. Absolutely gorgeous, even on a rainy day. Perfect escape in the middle of the city.

walking
2 months ago

Hard to believe this is in the middle of a city. The path is easy to navigate and has enough elevation changes to keep it fun but not overly strenuous.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Pretty views in the beginning but not too much to see after that. Well marked. Keep an eye out for dog poop though.
Overall nice stroll!

Great moderate hike.

hiking
2 months ago

LOVE this trail - been using it for many years. Great elevation and sight-seeing. You will forget you’re within city limits. Lightly trafficked during the weekday, mornings and afternoons; moderate after work hours and on weekends.

This is a great escape right in the middle of the city. Only one precaution: the 'dog beach' has broken glass, a lot of it. Be careful walking on it. Otherwise, a quick walk through the woods if you can't drive out of the city!

A plethora of trails some that take you on the banks of the Chattahoochee.

Nice difficulty with several options to take. Tons of dogs and trail runners. Bamboo forest, great views of the river, and beautiful places to take in nature. My husband and I hiked over 5 miles today and had an incredible time.

hiking
3 months ago

saw a baby snapping turtle and enjoyed the trails but nothing over spectacular today. was looking for trails to ride mountain bike on but found nothing really.. but realized there's no MTB riding listed here..

Low traffic. Very peaceful. Nice elevation changes. Quiet. Sounds and views of the river.

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