Atlanta Running Guide

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Top Running Routes in Atlanta

  1. The River

    • Distance 8.3 mi
    • Elevation 141 ft

    The best place to run around Atlanta is "The River", aka the Chattahoochee River. Park at the Cochran Shoals parking lot, right off of 285 and head north on wide flat dirt trai...

  2. Sope Creek

    • Distance 7.6 mi
    • Elevation 580 ft

    Most people stick to the groomed paths along the Chattahoochee but the more adventurous seek out the fun, technical, single track trails just off the beaten path. You can pick ...

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  4. Piedmont Park

    • Distance 3.1 mi
    • Elevation 220 ft

    Within the city of Atlanta, the most popular place to run is Piedmont Park. The "Central Park" of Atlanta offers amenities such as a half-mile gravel running track, public restr...

  5. Kennesaw Mountain

    • Distance 15.7 mi
    • Elevation 1,710 ft

    Kennesaw Mountain Park, or "Kemo" to the locals, offers a hilly, wilderness, trail running experience just north of Atlanta. A combination of wide gravel paths and single-track ...

  6. Stone Mountain

    • Distance 7.1 mi
    • Elevation 920 ft

    20 miles east of Atlanta lies a massive dome of granite called Stone Mountain. Runners flock here to tackle the 670-foot ascent straight up the rock face. The park also featur...

  7. Silver Comet Trail

    • Distance 6.1 mi
    • Elevation 282 ft

    On the northwest side of town the Silver Comet Trail cannot be beat for running, cycling, and walking. The paved rails-to-trails path extends all the way from Smyrna to the Ala...

  8. Atlanta BeltLine

    • Distance 3.8 mi
    • Elevation 172 ft

    The completed Eastside section of the Atlanta BeltLine Trail is a popular place to run in town. While running this flat, paved, multi-use path you won't see any cars but you wi...

  9. Chastain Park

    • Distance 2.9 mi
    • Elevation 368 ft

    Chastain Park offers a peaceful paved loop around a golf course in the beautiful neighborhoods of Buckhead. Lots of people come to Chastain to run and exercise along the shaded...

  10. Roswell Riverwalk

    • Distance 6.2 mi
    • Elevation 161 ft

    The peaceful Roswell Riverwalk trail follows alongside the shaded Chattahoochee River, between Riverside Road and the river. The pathway varies between paved and smooth gravel ...

  11. Freedom Park Trail

    • Distance 3.9 mi
    • Elevation 234 ft

    The Freedom Park Trail's ribbon of pavement provides a hilly route, off city streets, near downtown Atlanta. Heading eastward the trail eventually becomes the PATH Stone Mounta...