Escape Atlanta and head for the hills with 108 great hikes
From American Indian settlements and Civil War battlefields, to lush riverbanks and remote wilderness, experienced outdoor author Marcus Woolf presents a comprehensive collection of 108 boot-tested hikes. Ranging from easy day hikes along the Chattahoochee River to weekend excursions in the north Georgia mountains, all the trips are within a two-hour drive of the city.
Afoot & Afield Atlanta has abundant choices for everyone, from families with small children to casual hikers to experienced backpackers. This guide encompasses the vast public lands in the Atlanta area, including Amicalola Falls, Fort Mountain, Vogel, Unicoi, Tallulah Gorge, Victoria Bryant, F.D. Roosevelt, Panola Mountain, Fort Yargo, and Watson Mill Bridge State Parks; Cohutta Wilderness; Chickamauga Battlefield; the Benton MacKaye and Appalachian Trails; Carters Lake; Smithgall Woods; Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area; Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve; Stone Mountain Park; Ocmulgee National Monument; and much more.
Each trip includes the following:
- At-a-glance essential information, including distance, hiking time, and elevation gain
- Highlights summarizing its best features and helping you quickly decide whether it’s right for you
- Complete description and hiking directions
- An easy-to-read map with GPS waypoints
- Ratings for difficulty and suitability for children and dogs, as well as backpacking, mountain biking, and horseback riding