When the weather starts to warm, I get a hankering for one of my favorite activities: hiking.
It’s always nice to find time to enjoy one of the many lovely trails we have available around Atlanta. The quiet, hilly trails through wooded areas provide time to reflect on life and an excellent cardio challenge.
But you don’t always have to get outside the city to find a great hike. Some of my favorite hikes are the urban hikes that highlight Atlanta’s history and diverse population.
One urban hike that you intowners can try out this weekend is the Midtown Romp. The Midtown Romp tours the midtown area of Atlanta, including the High Museum, Margaret Mitchell House, Georgia Tech, Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
This hike is a 7 mile loop that begins on Atlanta’s first road, Peachtree Street. It is considered an easy hike with very few hills. Average hiking time is 7 hours, according to the hiking guide, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles — but it can be completed much faster if you keep a good pace.
You will enjoy the scenery of urban landscapes, nice, long-distance views of the city from Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and of course, the springy greenscape of Piedmont Park.
Some of the highlights of the Midtown Romp include:
- High Museum
- Wynn Park
- Atlanta Botanical Gardens
- Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
- Fox Theatre
- The Varsity
- Bobby Dodd Stadium
Take an urban hike this weekend! Get the complete Trail Guide for the Midtown Romp »
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