Published in April 2014, this guidebook includes 60 hikes within 30 miles of downtown Atlanta.

Praise for Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests

“At last, an urban hiking book for Atlanta! Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests is a ‘must have’ addition to your backpack, whether you live intown or outside the perimeter.”

–Robby Astrove, Park Ranger, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

“Who knew so much of Atlanta had hidden trails? Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests lets us explore Atlanta like a pioneer, with descriptions that include surprising fun stuff, like quirky urban art projects and the biggest native fruit tree ever. Thanks, Jonah, for showing us not just why we should celebrate our leafy creek walks, but how to do it as well. Some say Atlanta is only about asphalt. This guidebook will change their minds.”

–Sally Sears, Executive Director, The South Fork Conservancy

“I am frequently asked about the best places to find birds. Most people assume that you have to get into a car and drive for hours to isolated areas in the North Georgia mountains or along the Atlantic coast to see “good” birds. It was a serendipitous moment when Barbara Sajor and I realized that Jonah was writing a book about hiking in natural areas in Atlanta, covering the same places where birders had already been seeing all sorts of interesting birds. What a great guide for a new way to explore Atlanta!”

–Joy Carter, President, Atlanta Audubon Society

Jonah McDonald shows that Atlanta is not just the city of trees, but the city of trails, providing easy, fact-filled descriptions of dozens of hikes in the metro area.  My family already has been setting aside one day each weekend to try out some of the great hikes in this book.”

–George Dusenbury, former Commissioner, City of Atlanta Dept. of Parks and Recreation

“Finally, a resource that pays tribute to Atlanta’s rich and diverse habitats and park lands—bravo! Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests invites everyone to explore and learn about these relatively unknown, and many times under-appreciated, outdoor sanctuaries.”

–Nikki Belmonte, Executive Director , Atlanta Audubon Society

“Every Montessori teacher in Atlanta should have a copy of your book. I’ve got mine, and have ordered copies for my elementary and junior high teachers!”

–Carey Logan, Atlanta Montessori International School

 

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