I spent a weekend in Atlanta recently. Sunday morning was filled with a hike a little east of town. The trail to the abandoned factory is well-traversed. There are some hiking websites that rate it as ‘easy.’ For hiking, I agree with that assessment.
Now, you are taking advice from someone who climbed up the Franklin Mountains in El Paso. That was a ‘difficult’ hike as there was no trail up the mountainside, the terrain is treacherous…and there are cougars–not the Demi Moore kind. The real big bitey cat kind.
The biggest threat I came across on my Atlanta hike was a water moccasin. I was fiddling around on a side stream, and it stuck its head out from underneath a rock ledge. I think it sassed me! Ssssss…I got out of its territory. No reason to start a fight with the little guy.