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Best Hikes Near Atlantaby Ren Davis
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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home
to go on a great hike?
This guide describes over thirty-five of the best hikes within an hours drive of Atlanta—from mountaintop vistas and paths along rushing streams to historic sites and urban parkways great for a jog or bicycle ride. Whether youre in the mood for an easy nature walk or are up for a strenuous day hike, in these pages youll find plenty of both at over twenty locations, including:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Laurel Ridge Trail on Lake Lanier
Georgia state parks and historic sites
Local parks and gardens
And many more sites, including wildlife refuges and nature preserves
Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead and beyond (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, accurate trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside youll also find Green Tips” and sidebars on local lore, points of interest, and area wildlife.
In Best Hikes Near Atlanta author Render Davis details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Atlanta metro area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home.
Best Hikes Near Atlanta introduces thirty-five distinct outdoor hiking destinations across the metropolitan area, from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the north to the rolling, heavily forested Piedmont foothills in the south. It is an essential addition to the library of all who wish to explore the rich natural and historical sites within an hours drive of Atlanta.
About the Author
Ren and Helen Davis, a husband-and-wife team, have offered guided walking tours of Atlanta to numerous groups and have written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles for such publications as Atlanta Magazine, Where Georgia , and Appalachian Trailway News. They live in Atlanta.
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