Best Hikes Atlanta introduces nearly forty distinct outdoor hiking destinations across the metropolitan area, from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the north to the rolling, heavily forested Piedmont foothills in the south. It is an essential addition to the library of all who wish to explore the rich natural and historical sites within an hour’s drive of Atlanta.
A native Atlantan, Ren Davis grew up exploring the city and surrounding area and has a life-long interest in sharing its history and preserving its parks and green spaces. He and Helen Davis, his wife and co-author, have crisscrossed the city and state researching and writing their popular companion guides Atlanta Walks and Georgia Walks. In addition to these two guides, the couple has been contributing writers for the Insight Guide to Atlanta and Savannah, Fodor's Pocket Atlanta and Fodor's City Guide Atlanta. In addition to their writing, The Davises are award winning photographers. Their images have accompanied nearly all of the books and articles listed above, and in 2004, Georgia Magazine received an award for a photographic essay featuring several of his images of Cumberland Island National Seashore off the Georgia coast.