60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Atlanta: Including Marietta, by Randy Golden, Pam Golden

By Randy Golden, Pam Golden

Atlanta is among the South’s optimal towns, yet it’s additionally domestic to a couple of the region’s such a lot awesome mountain climbing and strolling locations. 60 Hikes inside 60 Miles: Atlanta is helping readers locate and luxuriate in the simplest within reach hikes, from Stone Mountain Park to the Georgia mountains, Sprewell Bluff to the Kennesaw Mountain nationwide Battlefield Park, and a wealth of destinations in among. Hikes variety from friendly relatives strolls to not easy treks for these searching for a major work out and likewise to scenic attractiveness, some of the hikes, corresponding to Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill path, have old attraction. Others, just like the supply Park Loop and Atlantic Ramble, function significant Atlanta points of interest. Expertly drawn maps and path profiles supplement certain path descriptions, whereas a convenient checklist exhibits unique pursuits — most sensible hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes for flora and fauna viewing, working trails, and more.

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Pretend you’ve just completed a hike and met up with other hikers at the trailhead,” we told each author. ” Experienced hikers and writers, authors Randy and Pam Golden have selected 60 of the best hikes in and around the Atlanta metropolitan area. From the greenways and urban hikes that highlight Atlanta’s diverse population to flora- and faunarich treks amid state and national parks in the hinterlands, the Goldens provide hikers (and walkers) with a great variety of hikes—and all within roughly 60 miles of Atlanta.

Be especially careful when crossing streams. Whether you are fording the stream or crossing on a log, make every step count. If you have any doubt about maintaining your balance on a foot log, go ahead and ford the stream instead. When fording a stream, use a trekking pole or stout stick for balance and face upstream as you cross. If a stream seems too deep to ford, turn back. Whatever is on the other side is not worth risking your life for. • Be careful at overlooks. Although these areas may provide spectacular views, they are potentially hazardous.

If you become absolutely unsure of where to go, return to your vehicle the way you came in. Should you become completely lost and have no idea how to return to the trailhead, stopping where you are on the trail and waiting for help is most often the best option for adults and always the best option for children. • Be especially careful when crossing streams. Whether you are fording the stream or crossing on a log, make every step count. If you have any doubt about maintaining your balance on a foot log, go ahead and ford the stream instead.

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