Outdoor leader and educator Jonah McDonald shows the way to discovering hiking in Atlanta's canopy-covered green spaces in this guide that recommends 60 hikes within 30 miles of Georgia's Capitol dome. Ranging from less than a mile to more than 12 miles, routes are suitable for experienced hikers and beginning walkers of all ages. Each one includes maps, complete driving and hiking directions, trailhead GPS coordinates, and even public transport information. There's even bonus information on where to see specific bird species and champion trees.
Finally, a resource that pays tribute to Atlanta's rich and diverse habitats and park lands-bravo! Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests
makes it inviting for anyone to learn about and explore these relatively unknown, and many times underappreciated, outdoor sanctuaries.
—Atlanta Audubon Society
Some say Atlanta is only about asphalt. This guidebook will change their minds.
—South Fork Conservancy
Jonah McDonald and his hiking shoes are reinventing our deep-rooted image of a traffic-choked city smothered in asphalt and concrete. McDonald says it only takes a step into the woods beyond our backyards to begin a genuine pilgrimage into the natural world yes, here in Atlanta, Georgia.
—Ben Smith, Saporta Report