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Old 08-06-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Any recommendations for good places to do some hiking / uphill trail running within 2 hours of Atlanta?

Alternatively, anyone know of any good website that provide some detailed information on trails? There's a website called HikingUpward, which is a spectacular resource on this stuff in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Unfortunately, they don't cover the Georgia, North Carolina, or Tennessee mountains. Wish I could find something similar for down here.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Try out Kennesaw Mountain. Good trails. Also visit the Atlanta Track Club's web site. They have some maps for various running courses in the area.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here's a great site:

Georgia Hiking Trails, Camping, Backpacking, Gear Reviews, Trail Finder - Atlanta Trails
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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Sweetwater park in Lithia Springs has trails and hiking as well. It is off of I20 at the Thornton Road exit so within 10-15 minute drive from dowtown Atlanta.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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I found a site called Georgia Ultra Running and Trail Running Society that might interest you. Thier website is Georgia Ultrarunning & Trailrunning Society
Hope this helps.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Stone Mountain
Kennesaw Mountain
Sweetwater Creek Park
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Roswell
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You can get to the North Georgia mountains easily within two hours. Lots of parks and trails, and lots of vertical challenges. Try this site for a list:

Georgia's Magnificent State Parks Nature, Hiking, Bike & Horseback Riding Trails
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Sope creek right at 285 and powers ferry. 15 minutes from downtown and great terrain change. If you park at the the paper mill road lot, there's some great hills by the creek.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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There are several trails within the Chattahoochee River National Park area that might work for you. You can look at trail maps here: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - Maps (U.S. National Park Service)

The one that I'm thinking of is Palisades (East). About two miles of hilly trails that begins and ends at the river and you get to see an amazing old bamboo forest.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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The one that I'm thinking of is Palisades (East). About two miles of hilly trails that begins and ends at the river and you get to see an amazing old bamboo forest.
I would second this. You can almost get 3 miles out of it if you figure out all the trails.

I'd also agree with Ansley and Tony about Kennesaw Mountain.

And of course that big rock in DeKalb County is always a good place to go.
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