And the hike you voted best of Atlanta is...
Sweetwater Creek in Cobb took first place with 22 percent of the vote. If you go there, be sure to read our guide to great ways to explore Sweetwater Creek. That park also is a great place see a waterfall, fall leaves or run and catch the sunset.
Coming in second, Arabia Mountain trail, which was closed at one point this year, is a National Heritage Area in DeKalb known for its beautiful fall daisies. The Mountain Top trail is shorter, steeper and harder, but the area also has beginner-friendly hikes and trails for the whole family. If you go, read our guide for seven ways to adventure at Arabia Mountain.
Kennesaw Mountain trails in Cobb, our third place finisher, offer the chance to hike while learning about Georgia's history. The area has some of the best longer hikes around Atlanta. Be warned- it's rated as one of the harder trails in the metro area.
Other trails mentioned on the list include East Palisades trail in North Fulton, Sope Creek trail in North Fulton, Stone Mountain Cherokee and Walkup trails in DeKalb, Cascade Springs Nature Preserves in Intown Atlanta, Tribble Mill Park trail in Gwinnett, Vickery Creek trail in North Fulton, Little Mulberry Park trail in Gwinnett and Silver Comet trail in Cobb.
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