The changing of the season brings cooler weather, and with it, the unmistakable urge to get outside and experience the vibrant colors of Fall. From mountain peaks to rocky creeks, here are five of Cobb County’s most scenic hiking spots to soak in Fall foliage.


Stretching .9 miles from Collins Circle to Winn Street, Cauble Park’s walking path is short and scenic. Stroll along the shore of Lake Acworth and across two pedestrian bridges, while soaking in the changing colors of fall in beautiful Acworth, Georgia.

4425 Beach Street, Acworth, GA


Walk 4 miles (round trip) following Nickajack Creek past historic mill ruins and a waterfall to the Concord Covered Bridge. This mostly gravel trail is surrounded by a covering of fall foliage once the leaves begin to change. If you are looking for a longer journey, this path connects to the Silver Comet Trail!

60 Fontaine Road SW, Mableton, GA


Hike 2.1 miles (round trip) up and back down Kennesaw Mountain for breathtaking skyline views from rocky cliffs, or take a longer stroll around Battlefield Trail for 11 miles of soaring summits and vast meadows. Both routes provide an opportunity to soak in the vibrant colors of autumn leaves.

900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, GA


Hike, bike, walk or run this ultra-scenic trail at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area-Paces Mill Unit. This paved trail adventure follows the bank of the Chattahoochee before swinging to follow Rottenwood Creek upstream to a small waterfall at the trail’s end.

3444 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, GA


Hike through canopies of color-changing trees to Sope Creek, where you can explore the ruins of a stacked-stone, Civil War-era paper mill before looping to a tranquil pond. This division of the Chattahoochee NRA is usually less crowded, offering a quiet, local escape on the banks of a rocky creek.

3726 Paper Mill Road SE, Marietta, GA

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