Just east of Atlanta lies an open landscape of breathtaking beauty, peace and wonder. Explore 400 million years of history from the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Whether you want to hike granite monadnocks, challenge yourself on more than 30-miles of uninterrupted biking and walking PATHs, to feed your soul at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit or Discover Flat Rock Archive, this National Heritage Area is unique and offers a true honest-to-goodness experience.

Explore 400 million years of history

Visit an area rich in wonder. The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area has many stories hidden in the granite outcrops throughout the land. For more than 10,000 years, people have lived here. The area is rich in natural wonders that drew Native American travelers and traders, settlers looking for new land after the Creek succession, freed slaves, and a group of Trappist monks. The people who came here forged interesting tales and the evidence they left behind illustrates the complexity of Native, African-American and Anglo communities.


One of the best ways to enjoy the Heritage Area is to use your feet!  Whether by bike or by hike, there are many choices based on interest and ability.


Geocaching is a great way to explore and discover the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. You’ll learn about local history and catch some beautiful scenery while earning prizes in this modern-day treasure hunt. Nearly 90 geocaches are hidden across the National Heritage Area for you to find. 

Arabia Mountain PATH

The Arabia Mountain PATH (AMP) is a 30+ mile recreational trail located just 20 minutes east of Atlanta.  Walkers, cyclists and joggers share the multi-use trail. From the first mile the AMP was designed to hug the landscape and take you past historic landmarks and stunning vistas.