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.
For more hiking-related content, see our guide to amazing North Georgia trails, good trails to see fall leaves, and last year's best hike in Atlanta.