We went hiking at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, GA. It’s about a 20 minute drive due West of Downtown Atlanta.
As one of the 3 State Parks near Downtown Atlanta, it was pretty crowded on a nice Sunday afternoon.
The main hiking trail (Red) goes down to the creek and towards the ruins of an old textile mill.
It was torched by Union troops on their way to Atlanta in 1864. but remains in strikingly good condition (for a ruin).
The creek provides a beautiful backdrop and there are plenty of trails and forest to explore. Well worth the short drive.