Meet Stan Gentry, Backpacker's Atlanta Trail Scout

The writer, actor, and B&B owner dishes on his favorite trails—and the best place in town to refuel after hiking them.
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Age: 32

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia (Peoplestown Neighborhood)

Day job: Writer/Actor/B&B Owner

Favorite local dayhike: Little Kennesaw Mountain Loop Trail

Favorite local overnight hike: High Shoals Falls

Best prehike breakfast spot: QT! Throw those energy bars in your bag and get on the trail.

Best posthike dinner spot: Goldberg’s Deli. Massive breakfast-all-day menu, big biscuits, cream of wheat, food coma, mmmmmm.

Favorite thing about hiking around Atlanta: We are “The City in a Forest.” You can drive five minutes from almost anywhere in the city and find a cool and secluded spot to recharge or explore.

Top tip for Atlanta hikers: For quick dayhikes avoid the oversaturated trails of the northern burbs and head south of the city to less traveled paths at Arabia Mountain or Chattahoochee Bend State Park.