Best trails in Atlanta, Georgia

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Looking for a great trail near Atlanta, Georgia? AllTrails has 46 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 39 easy trails in Atlanta ranging from 0.6 to 7 miles and from 738 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, Georgia
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#1 - East Palisades Trail and Bamboo Forest
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 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-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia between Atlanta and Lake Lanier. Based within the Indian Trail District of the CRNRA the East Palisades Trail features a loop trail of high, rocky bluffs offering breathtaking views of the river. It's a popular place for trail running, hiking, fishing and walking dogs. There are two parking lots in East Palisades that you can start from to access the trailheads. Indian Trail Parking Lot (Closest street address is 1400 Indian Trail NW, Atlanta, GA 30339) and Whitewater Creek Parking Lot ( Closest street address is 4001 Whitewater Creek Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30327). This is a National Park Service Trail so there is a $5 Parking Fee. The park is patrolled by United States Park Rangers and its headquarters and visitor center are located at the Island Ford Unit of the park (1978 Island Ford Parkway in Sandy Springs, Georgia). DO NOT park along the road that leads to the parking lot—even if you see other cars doing it! Those "no parking" signs ARE enforced, and the fine is a steep $130. Visitors interested in other great hikes in the area should check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell or the West Palisades Trail and historic Marietta Paper Mill across the river.Show more
#2 - Island Ford Trail
Island Ford Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
#3 - West Palisades Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
#4 - Cochran Shoals Trail from Interstate North Trailhead
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
#5 - Lullwater Loop
Lullwater Preserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#6 - Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Outer Loop
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#7 - Piedmont Park Loop
Piedmont Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
A pleasant paved multi-use path around the park with nice views of the lake. Please note, dogs are not allowed on the track section of this trail. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved, typically at least six feet wide, and mostly gentle with an estimated grade of 4% or less.Show more
#8 - Bob Callan Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#9 - 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 typically it is hard packed dirt or sidewalk. Any streams, water or troublesome areas are easily traversed by way of sturdily built bridges. 1.6 mile trail loop. 2 loops is 5K (3.1 Mi) and 4 loops is 10k (6.2 mi)Show more
#10 - Wilburn Farm and Cascade Trails Loop
Arabia Mountain Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
A well-maintained trail route through Arabia Mountain Park. Quiet trails for walking and hiking. Lots of wildlife as well.Show more
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