Experience guided trail running along rushing mountain streams on one of the most scenic hiking trails in North Georgia.
Rushing mountain streams start near mountain tops. So first, we run and/or hike up mountains (5 miles with 2,000 elevation gain). Next, is trail running/jogging (running on hiking trails) down hill for basically the next 6 miles. You will see or hear the rushing mountain streams for 5 miles. This trail has both a 50 foot & a 20 foot waterfalls. The trail has nice views at the mountain peaks. There is a stream crossing 2 miles from the end where you will get your feet wet.
We will run at your pace and the distance that you want. If you prefer to just go out and back on gently sloping trails next to the rushing mountain steams up to the waterfalls, we can do that twice!
Depending on your pace (and how many pictures you take), we will be on the trails for 4 to 5 hours. Add the travel time to Atlanta, and this trip could be 6 to 8 hours.
Alternatively, We could trail run/hike on the second most beautiful trail in Georgia. (The entire 7 mile trail is along a rushing mountain steam!), followed by going on the most beautiful hiking trail in Georgia (2-3 miles along the top of a gorge and down into it). The travel distance to this trail is about 2 hours from Atlanta, so, this trip costs a little more depending on the number of people going. If interested, contact me for prices.
If there are many people of widely differing running abilities in your group, We runs like an inchworm with the fast runners periodically stopping to wait for (or run back to) the slow runners.
We will meet at the Northridge MARTA train station (or your nearby hotel), then drive to the trail.
Rejuvenate after your travels by getting some trail running exercise before getting back to business.
If you are wanting to trail run solo, the cost is $398 during the week and $298 during the weekend.
After the first 2 runners pay full price, additional runners are 50% off!
I do not run on pavement anymore. I enjoy trail runs because viewing nature is always better than viewing cars. My trail running pace is 10 to 14 minutes per mile depending on the terrain, and of course, if the people I am running with are slower, I go at that pace. Note that if you are a road runner and have never run trails, the pace is usually 2+ minutes slower than a road running pace. Why do I trail run? It is less impact on the body than running on pavement and is kinder to the joints, uses more muscles groups so it improves balance and agility, a great way to connect with nature, and I am having so much fun I want to keep running! Most all of my trail runs are veiled by a thick canopy forest that keeps them cool—perfect for long runs in the summer in Hotlanta! I have run for 40 years and have exclusive done trail running for 12 years. I enjoy trail running distances of 4 miles to a 30k. By experience, it is not easy to find the good spots to trail run in a new city, and if you do find them you may get lost on the trails, so I have decided to help runners visiting Atlanta to find their way around the most beautiful trails in and near Atlanta, Georgia. If you are tired of running the roads, dodging traffic, and smelling the fumes of cars and trucks, come on and lets trail run. When I am not trail running, I am an entrepreneur and business owner for the last 20 years. Being a business owner, I know that with e-mail and even text messaging, it is easier to communicate with more people in the course of a single day, but for some people, it mean devoting less time to the in-person interactions we use to actually build relationships. Golf, at 4+ hours per game, is a traditional path for building relationships with your customers and potential clients. But, not everyone plays golf, and there are more runners than golfers! Therefore, I believe that trail running along scenic routes - at a pace that allows conversation - is a great opportunity to get to know someone and to be known outside the business climate. Trail running, can, like golf, create relationships with fellow runners and allow bonding which can be very valuable. I live in Alpharetta, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. I can also design unique trail running experiences in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In this area, there are lots of hills and mountains, and lots of trails along scenic rivers, creeks, and waterfalls. I can design an one day or multi-day trip to run/jog/hike one or multiple scenic trails that leaves you breathless from the natural beauty. My Motto for my scenic trail running tours: Go Fast Enough to Get There, But Slow Enough to See. My Atlanta running tours could also be termed Atlanta sightrunning or Atlanta running sightseeing. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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