Faculty & Staff Wellness Hikes are beginner friendly three to five mile guided hikes conducted at a leisurely pace. These hikes are scheduled close to Atlanta so you can get up, get out, and get home before lunch on Saturday, and still have time for the rest of your busy weekend.
June 10: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Sweetwater Creek State Park is only minutes from downtown Atlanta. Join us along wooded trails that follow a spirited stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Trails climb rocky bluffs to provide views of beautiful rapids below & wind through fields and forest. Enjoy unique flora & fauna including ferns, amphibians, wild azaleas and reptiles.
June 24: Red Top Mountain State Park
Join us on a walk at Red Top Mountain State Park and connect with the natural beauty of Lake Allatoona and explore the iron mining tradition and history of the Etowah Valley.
July 8: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Meet for breakfast at Mountain Biscuit Company at 7:00 am if you’re an early-riser, then join the group at the base of Little Kennesaw for a trek over the smaller mountain then up to the top of Big Kennesaw. Before Atlanta fell to General Sherman’s Union army in 1864, a fierce battle raged around the base and on the face of the mountains.
Register online at mycrc.gatech.edu