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Ready to start hiking Georgia's trails? Here are 4 tips for beginners.

Ready to start hiking Georgia’s trails? Here are 4 tips for beginners.

For Atlantans, some of the state’s best trails are close by. Here's how to get out there.
Where to hike in Georgia

6 great hikes—from gentle to brutal—in the North Georgia mountains

North Georgia is loaded with top-notch treks from beginner to expert. Here are a few picks to help guide you.
Proctor Creek Greenway

Where to escape for a solitary walk near metro Atlanta

Need some peace and quiet? Here are three nearby spots where you can go for a serene nature walk.

Meet Up: The Atlanta Outdoor Club

The Atlanta Outdoor Club organizes events every day, at as many as a dozen spots each weekend, from local gems like Sope Creek to bucket-list destinations like the German Alps.

Bunk up: The Len Foote Hike Inn

There is one backcountry inn only accessible by foot in Georgia. Starting from a parking lot above Amicalola Falls, it’s a beautiful, fairly easy five-mile walk through a mossy forest just ninety minutes north of Atlanta.

Caution! How to deal with common fears on Georgia trails

Best tips for dealing with your biggest fears on a Georgia hike. (Spoiler alert: Most of these occurrences are pretty unlikely.)

Trail Ready: Our 12 hiking gear picks

Load up, packers. Here’s the stuff our favorite local outfitters recommend for your trek.

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