Faculty & Staff Wellness Walks are beginner-friendly three to five mile guided hikes conducted at a leisurely pace. Walks are scheduled close to Atlanta so that you can get up, get out, and get home before lunch on Saturday and still have time for the rest of your busy weekend.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Meet for breakfast at Mountain Biscuit Company at 7:00 am if you’re an early-riser, then join the group at the base of Little Kennesaw for a trek over the smaller mountain then up to the top of Big Kennesaw. Before Atlanta fell to General Sherman’s Union army in 1864, a fierce battle raged around the base and on the face of the mountains.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Sweetwater Creek State Park is only minutes from downtown Atlanta. Join us along wooded trails that follow a spirited stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Trails climb rocky bluffs to provide views of beautiful rapids below & wind through fields and forest. Enjoy unique flora & fauna including ferns, amphibians, wild azaleas and reptiles.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
Emery Creek Falls
Emery Creek Falls is located near Chatsworth, Georgia, about a 90-minute drive from Georgia Tech. The trail is a 6.5-mile round-trip hike to one of Georgia’s most remote and scenic waterfalls. There are relatively few ups and downs along the way, but what makes the hike so interesting is that the trail crosses a spirited (and shallow creek) 10 times on the outbound trip and the return journey. It is a wet trip.
Transportation will be provided to and from the hike location. This trip will return hikers to CRC around 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Red Top Mountain State Park
Red Top Mountain is a little further from Tech’s campus, but if you’re looking for places to get outside, it should be on your list. It’s ideal for swimming, fishing, hiking, & camping. There are 15 miles of forested trails, a 12,000 acre lake, & lots of options for overnight camping
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.