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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Long Creek Falls: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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