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Best Georgia Hiking Trails

Check out Georgia’s most popular hikes! These top hiking trails travel to Georgia’s top landscapes, mountain summits, waterfalls, canyons and parks.

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Cheatham Hill / Kolb Farm Loop Trail at Kennesaw Mountain


Run or hike this 5.8 mile loop through beautiful meadow, creek-filled forest and Civil War battlefields near Kennesaw Mountain.

Tallulah Gorge: Hiking Spectacular Canyon Views in North Georgia


Hike the popular trails at this Georgia State Park to breathtaking views of Tallulah Gorge – a steep-walled, waterfall-filled gorge.

Arabia Mountain Trail: Hiking near Atlanta


Hike through ecological and geological diversity on the trails at Arabia Mountain, winding through massive exposed granite fields and fragile, shallow basins of rare plant life.

Edmonds Backcountry Trail: Hiking Georgia’s Black Rock Mountain State Park


Hike this difficult 6 miles trail at Georgia’s highest elevation state park, trailing to mountain summits, tumbling streams, and a secluded waterfall.

Sweetwater Creek: Hiking the Red Trail


This 2 mile trail in Atlanta’s Sweetwater Creek State Park hikes to historic mill ruins and follows the banks of Sweetwater Creek along rushing rapids and small waterfalls.

Panther Creek Trail: Hiking Georgia Waterfalls


Hike this 7 mile roundtrip following the Panther Creek Trail to one Georgia’s most popular and beautiful waterfalls, Panther Creek Falls.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Three Forks to Springer Mountain near Ellijay


Hike the Appalachian Trail 8.6 miles roundtrip from the creek-filled Three Forks valley to the summit of Springer Mountain, the southern end of the AT.

Panola Mountain: Guide-Led Twilight Hikes


Explore Panola Mountain’s expansive summit on this guide-led twilight hike through unique ecology under a stunning sunset.

Sweetwater Creek: Hiking the White Trail Loop


Combine the white and red trails at Georgia’s Sweetwater Creek State Park to hike a 4.1 mile, moderate loop through creek and forest ecosystems just outside of Atlanta.

Emery Creek Trail: Hiking Wild River Crossings to a Gorgeous Waterfall


Hike the Emery Creek Trail 4.4 miles to a gorgeous, secluded waterfall near Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Long Creek Falls: Hiking the Appalachian Trail


Hike the Appalachian Trail 2 miles roundtrip through the creek, hemlock and rhododendron-filled Three Forks valley to Long Creek Falls, a beautiful 50-foot waterfall.

Jacks River Falls Trail


Hike and splash 6 miles through Georgia’s Cohutta wilderness – winding and wading through the Jacks River valley to a series of beautiful waterfalls.

Arkaquah Trail: Hiking Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap


Hike the Arkaquah Trail a difficult 11 miles out-and-back from Brasstown Bald, rolling ridges to stunning views before descending to ancient petroglyphs at Track Rock Gap.

Fort Mountain: Hiking the Gahuti Trail in North Georgia


Hike the 8.2 mile Gahuti Trail loop at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth, Georgia to explore gorgeous overlook vistas, the cascades of a remote waterfall and backcountry campsites.

AT Approach Trail: Hiking Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain


Hike the AT Approach Trail 15.6 miles out-and-back to Springer Mountain, the Appalachian Trail’s southern end, from the immense waterfall at Amicalola Falls.

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