DO IT: Running

Get Out & Run Georgia’s Roads, Tracks & Trails

Georgia is a state for runners – from cross-country trails to inner city road races, from fun runs to national
circuit events like the famous Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, the world’s largest 10K since 1980.

Multi-purpose pathways are found all over the state. Trails in Atlanta’s Chastain Park and Piedmont Park allow inner city runners to do their thing. Athens’ North Oconee River Greenway and Heritage Trail runs seven miles between Sandy Creek Park and the University of Georgia.

The 19-mile Stone Mountain Trail from Georgia Tech to Stone Mountain Park requires on-street travel for only four miles, in Candler Park and through Clarkston. The trail connects downtown Atlanta to the loop road around Stone Mountain.

Columbus’ 22-mile brick RiverWalk along the banks of the Chattahoochee River is another popular spot for urban runners to enjoy their sport amidst beautiful scenery.

Berry College’s Viking Trail offers a cross-country challenge from Berry’s campus up Mt. Berry. Another great cross-country trail is the 3.4-mile Blanchard Woods trail in Evans, Georgia, outside Augusta.

Said to be one of the best trail networks in Georgia, Dausset Trails near Jackson, Georgia range from 3.5 miles to 17 miles through amazing scenery and possible wildlife viewings.

Distance runners who enjoy racing through spectacular scenery may want to check out the trail races organized by companies such as Run Bum Tours and Dirty Spokes Productions. Run Bum organizes races such as the Helen Holiday Half Marathon, and the killer Georgia Death Race, 74 miles starting from Vogel State Park in Blairsville (runners must pre-qualify for this race and win a lottery for a racing slot). One of Dirty Spokes Productions interesting trail races is a night trail run at Little Mulberry Park in Dacula, Georgia.

And, of course, there are thousands of road races all over the state, from the July 4 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta to the Bridge Run in Brunswick that takes place on the 7,780-foot long, 480-foot high Sidney Lanier Bridge across the Brunswick River.

Check out the Discover Georgia Outdoors website, www.discovergeorgiaoutdoors.com, to download more than 700 trail maps. You can also download the free Georgia Trails mobile app to your phone via the website or from the Google Play or Android stores. The app lets you track your runs, include photos, track distance, and more!

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Royston Wellness Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Skelton St.
Royston, GA 30662
706-245-7232

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Rocky Ford Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
557 Rocky Ford Rd.
Carnesville, GA 30521
706-384-7275

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Wellston Trail

Historic Heartland
309 Corder Rd.
Warner Robins, GA 31088
478-929-7258

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Blue & Gray Park

Magnolia Midlands
301 E. Palm St.
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
229-426-5050

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Heard County Parks & Recreation

Presidential Pathways
2020 Thompson Rd.
Franklin, GA 30217
706-675-3778

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Explore Highway 341

Magnolia Midlands
9 East Oak St.
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
229-868-6365

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James Shackelford Memorial Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Browns Bridge Rd. and Appalachee Church Rd.
Auburn, GA 30011
770-963-4002

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Bethlehem Town Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
22 Star St.
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-867-0702

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Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Park

Atlanta Metro
12825 Cogburn Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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Alpharetta Arboretum at Brooke Street Park

Atlanta Metro
2 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-297-2811

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Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park

Atlanta Metro
11925 Wills Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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Ossabaw Island

Georgia Coast
22814 GA Hwy. 144
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-727-2112

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Elachee Nature Science Center

Northeast Georgia Mountains
2125 Elachee Dr.
Gainesville, GA 30507
770-535-1976

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Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area

Historic Heartland
6600 Mosely Dixon Rd.
Macon, GA 31220
478-474-8770

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Chattahoochee Old Town aka Brush Creek Park

Presidential Pathways
1328 Brush Creek Park Rd.
Franklin, GA 30217
706-594-4921

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Classic South
1450 Greene St.
Augusta, GA 30901-5237
706-823-0440

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Fort Yargo State Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
210 S. Broad St.
Winder, GA 30680
770-867-3489

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Big Creek Greenway – Alpharetta

Atlanta Metro
Various trailheads through Alpharetta
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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Alpharetta Arboretum at Webb Bridge Park

Atlanta Metro
4780 Webb Bridge Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-297-2811

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Salacoa Creek Park

Historic High Country
I-75 Exit 315 Hwy. 156 / 388 Park Dr. NE
Ranger, GA 30734
706-629-3490

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Georgia State Parks

Atlanta Metro
2600 Hwy. 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
770-389-7286

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Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site

Historic High Country
4432 Mount Tabor Church Road
Dallas, GA 30028
770-443-7850

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Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

Northeast Georgia Mountains
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534-1003
706-265-4703

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Skidaway Island State Park

Georgia Coast
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-2300

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Chattahoochee Greenway Trail

Presidential Pathways
Chattahoochee Riverside
Franklin, GA 30217
706-675-3778

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Perry Trails and Parks

Historic Heartland
Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Perry, GA 31069
478-988-8000

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Town of Braselton

Northeast Georgia Mountains
4982 Hwy. 53 / PO Box 306
Braselton, GA 30517
706-654-3915

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Albert Rollins Park and Baseball Complex

Historic High Country
521 Threadmill Rd
Dalton, GA 30720
706-226-0341

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Alexander Park

Atlanta Metro
800 Old Snellville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
770-814-6054

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Amerson Water Works Park of Macon

Historic Heartland
2600 Riverview Road
Macon, GA 31204
478-722-9909

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