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Best Hiking trails Metro Atlanta

Chris Tran Loves a good hiking Trail convenient in Metro Atlanta!

I Love getting active with my pup, Tucker. I’ll pack the car up with the essentials and we’ll travel to a new hiking destination for a day full of activity. Whether with your favorite 4-legged hiking companion or your second favorite two-legged companion (because no dogs allowed), here’s a list of Hiking trails ranging from least to most difficult to trek this weekend to put on your must do list.

1. Arabia Mountain Top Trail 1.3 miles

a. East of Atlanta, The Arabia Mountain National heritage Area is a large area offering a stunning view just east of Atlanta. If you are a beginner this is an ideal hike for you. Great for family hikes, a quick workout, or a change of scenery. If your up for more of a challenge The Mile Rock Trail and Forest Trail loop are slightly longer at 2 miles and catch a view. Other Trail Options include the Arabia Mountain View Trail and the guided Panola Mountain.

2. Sweet Water Creek State Park 2-4 miles

a. This state park is only minutes away from Atlanta and offers hikers beautifully wooded trails. Sweetwater Creek State Park has three color coded trails that range from difficulty to view of landscape. Hikers have the option to navigate the Red(1 mile) , White(5.2 mile), or Yellow Trail (3 mile).Get a glimpse of the open meadows of Jacks Hill, or get a glimpse of the New Manchester mill ruins and the white- water rapids of sweet water Creek.

3. Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats Trail 4 miles

a. The Sawnee Mountain Indian Seat four mile moderate trail is an excellent history lesson of the once Cherokee Indian home. Hike this trail counter clock wise to get the full story of the area and past inhabitants. Hike to the top of the mountain and see the amazing view. This trail is great for trail trekking with a friend! Unfortunately, there are no dogs allowed!

4. Stone Mountain Cherokee and Walk up 9 Miles

a. The Stone mountain Park in total features 15 miles of trails for hiking and with varying degrees of difficulty. The Cherokee Trail is about 8 miles long marked with red arrows that merge to the Walk-up trail for the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. While the view is stunning, be mindful of large crowds. This popular mountain gets dozens of people a day. For a less crowded experience, hike closer to sunset.

5. Kennesaw Mountain Trails 1.3-11 miles

a. Kolb's Farm Kennesaw Mountain East and West Loop 11.1-mile trail is usually heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kennesaw, Georgia. This trail still offers beautiful packed with wildlife and features amazing nature and wild flowers. This is a moderate offers several activity options and is accessible year-round. Bring your well-behaved Dog but they must be kept on leash.

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