Our favorite Atlanta hikes
Today is National Take a Hike Day, and it’s one of those we-don’t-know-how-it-started holidays that we can actually get behind. Here are some great local options to take a walk in the woods.
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve: The 120-acre rustic preserve, apparently once the site of a resort centered on the water’s supposed healing properties, has a roughly 2.5-mile loop trail suitable for most people.
East Palisades Trail: Check out a small maze of hikes including an overlook of the Chattahoochee River and a bamboo forest that’s like catnip for Instagrammers.
Vickery Creek Trail at Roswell Mill: The 5-mile trail packs plenty with an old dam waterfall and relatively flat terrain.
Sweetwater Creek: Check out the mill ruins and then move briskly on the creekside trail. The park also has longer and hillier options available.
Kennesaw Mountain: The summit hike at the Civil War battlefield has an overlook with vistas of the Atlanta skyline and Stone Mountain.
Pine Mountain: If you can’t make the drive to North Georgia on a Wednesday, Pine Mountain in Cartersville provides great views.
Or just go outside. Enjoy this weather, the fast-changing leaves and these beautiful days.
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