Georgia Camping, Backpacking & Campsites

Grab an overnight adventure! These campsites and backpacking trails – from car campsites to rugged backpacking trails – highlight our favorite overnight outdoor adventures in Georgia.

 
Hike the Grassy Mountain Tower Trail from Lake Conasauga in Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness

Grassy Mountain Tower Trail at Lake Conasauga

Hike to gorgeous views of Fort Mountain and the Cohutta Wilderness from the historic Grassy Mountain fire tower, climbing from the shores of Lake Conasauga, a small, glassy mountaintop lake.

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FD Roosevelt State Park and Pine Mountain Trail: Destination & Adventure Guide

FD Roosevelt State Park: destination & outdoor adventure guide

Find an adventure at FD Roosevelt State Park, just south of Atlanta! Hike a lofty ridge on the Pine Mountain Trail, stay in one of FDR’s historic cabins, paddle a glassy lake, and soak up some gorgeous Georgia scenic beauty.

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Yonah Mountain: top hikes near Helen, GA

Yonah Mountain Trail

Hike the Yonah Mountain Trail through a rocky, wildflower-filled forest, climbing this iconic mountain to exceptional summit views and great backpacking campsites near Helen, Georgia.

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Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Hike the Raven Cliff Falls Trail 4.9 miles through a waterfall-filled valley to one of Georgia’s most popular and beautiful waterfalls, Raven Cliff Falls.

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Len Foote Hike Inn Review: Eco-Friendly Backcountry Lodging

The eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn is a unique experience: good food, hot showers, and comfy beds, accessible only via a 5 mile hike from Amicalola Falls in Georgia.

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Three Forks Camping near the Appalachian Trail

Camp the beautiful Three Forks campsites in a beautiful trout steam valley near the Appalachian Trail in Georgia.

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Camping in North Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest

Camping in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest

Camp these free primitive campsites in North Georgia’s Chattahoochee Forest in North Georgia near Unicoi Gap north of Helen.

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Hike the Panther Creek Trail to Panther Creek Falls

Panther Creek Trail: hiking to Panther Creek Falls

Hike or backpack to Panther Creek Falls, one of Georgia’s most beautiful and popular waterfalls, on the 7 mile Panther Creek Trail.

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Cloudland Canyon hiking: walk-in campsite review

Cloudland Canyon State Park camping: walk-in campsites review

Camp in Cloudland Canyon’s walk-in campground for easy access to Cloudland’s stunning waterfalls, great hiking trails and exceptional views – and starry nights, s’mores and some classic camping fun.

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Georgia Appalachian Trail

Georgia Appalachian Trail hiking guide

Hike, trail run or backpack the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, climbing to mountain summits, diving into mossy creek valleys and catching some seriously stunning views.

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Blood Mountain Hiking

Blood Mountain hiking, backpacking & camping guide

Hike, backpack and camp Blood Mountain’s beautiful, popular and rugged summit on the Appalachian Trail north of Helen, Georgia. 

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Hike the Appalachian Trail in Georgia from Unicoi Gap to Rocky Mountain and Tray Mountain

Tray Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Unicoi Gap

Hike to Tray Mountain from Unicoi Gap on the Appalachian Trail, climbing to summit views at Rocky Mountain dipping and through a lush forest filled with wildflowers and mountain laurel.

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Cumberland Island Camping Guide

Camp Cumberland Island’s serene shores. Our Cumberland Island camping guide reviews the island’s Sea Camp campsites and its remote, backcountry backpacking sites.

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Hike the Conasauga River Trail (southern half) from Betty Gap

Lower Conasauga River Trail: hiking the Cohutta Wilderness from Betty Gap

Hike 13 roundtrip miles on the Conasauga River Trail’s southern half in Georgia’s remote, lush Cohutta Wilderness. The Conasauga River Trail splashes through 36 river fords (& many creek crossings) from Betty Gap to Bray Field, Little Rough Creek and back.

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Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia

Amicalola Falls State Park: our favorite hikes

Hike Amicalola Falls State Park to Georgia’s tallest waterfall, the southernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, and a backcountry lodge. Our favorite Amicalola Falls trails.

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Georgia Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap

Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap, NC

Backpack the Appalachian Trail from Dicks Creek Gap to Georgia’s northern border at Bly Gap. This hike trails 17.4 miles – a classic North Georgia backpacking adventure.

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Appalachian Trail: Three Forks to the Hawk Mountain Shelter in Georgia

Appalachian Trail: Three Forks to the Hawk Mountain Shelter

Hike the Appalachian Trail from the stream-filled Three Forks valley to Long Creek Falls, the Hawk Mountain Shelter and a centuries-old, weathered cemetery.

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Dockery Lake Trail: hiking Dockery Lake to the Appalachian Trail

Hike the Dockery Lake Trail from the scenic shores of a glassy mountain lake near of Dahlonega, GA to the Appalachian Trail near Big Cedar Mountain.

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Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap: hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia to Preachers Rock and Big Cedar Mountain

Woody Gap to Preachers Rock and Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail

Hike Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail, catching stunning views from Preachers Rock on North Georgia’s Big Cedar Mountain.

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Jarrard Trail, Slaughter Creek Trail and Appalachian Trail Loop at Blood Mountain: top North Georgia hikes

Appalachian Trail, Jarrard Trail, and Slaughter Creek Trail Loop

Hike this 5.6 mile loop on the Appalachian Trail, Slaughter Creek Trail and Jarrard Trail near Blood Mountain through a wildflower-filled forest.

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Get outside, Georgia! #atlantatrails

Find the best outdoor adventures in the southeast! Our Georgia trail map search highlights our favorite adventures on a searchable map. Or check out our favorite Atlanta hiking trails, our favorite North Georgia hiking trails, the best hikes to Georgia waterfalls, and our favorite Atlanta running trails for more great ideas on how to get outside.

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