Georgia outdoors: explore Georgia’s beauty with our outdoor destination guides

Find an outdoor adventure in Georgia! Explore Georgia’s stunning beauty and diverse landscapes with our Georgia destination guides, featuring our favorite hiking and running trails, places to stay, campsites and cabins, as well as tips to get the most out of every adventure.

Looking for even more outdoor adventure? Our Georgia Trail Blog features Georgia’s best trails, how-to, beginner’s guides and more.

Big Canoe, Georgia: hiking & outdoor adventure guide

Big Canoe, GA: hiking trail and outdoor adventure guide

Explore North Georgia’s ultra-scenic gated mountain community, Big Canoe. Hike, bike or run Big Canoe’s incredible 20 mile trail network, float the community’s lakes by boat, paddle board, kayak or canoe, and find more great outdoor mountain adventures with our destination guide.

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.

Waterfalls in Georgia: seven kid-friendly waterfall hikes, two miles or less

Seven Georgia waterfall hikes, two miles or less: short hikes with a big payoff!

Catch beautiful views of spilling and splashing waterfalls on these great, relatively easy Georgia beginner hikes, two miles or under. They’re short, but beautiful – and kid-friendly, too!

Lake Allatoona: our favorite biking, trail running and hiking trails

Lake Allatoona: our favorite running and hiking trails

Find an outdoor adventure near Allatoona Lake! Hike to gorgeous Allatoona vistas from the lake’s meandering shore. Catch stunning views of the Atlanta skyline from a nearby mountaintop. Or climb to beautiful views of the Etowah River valley.

Hiking and running trails near Athens, GA and the UGA campus

Athens, Georgia: our favorite hiking and running trails near UGA

Find an outdoor adventure in Georgia’s Classic City! Grab a scenic trail run in Athens along the North Oconee River Greenway, hike Fort Yargo’s Lake Loop Trail, or run the Heritage Trail near the UGA campus.

Cohutta Wilderness hiking, backpacking, camping & adventure guide

Cohutta Wilderness: hiking, backpacking & adventure guide

Georgia’s Cohutta Wilderness is filled with lush forests, cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers and some of the most remote hiking trails in the state. Hike, camp and backpack our favorite trails in the Cohuttas and explore some of the most pristine wilderness in the South.

Fort Yargo State Park camping, hiking, running, paddling and outdoor destination guide

Fort Yargo State Park: destination & adventure guide

Hike. Bike. Swim. Stay. Find an lakeside adventure at Fort Yargo State Park near Athens, and explore one of Georgia’s best outdoor playgrounds near Atlanta.

Blue Ridge, Georgia: our favorite places to stay, dining, hiking, and things to do

Blue Ridge, Georgia: destination & outdoor adventure guide

Find an adventure in one of North Georgia’s most scenic and adventure-packed mountain towns: Blue Ridge. Hike, dine, paddle, raft, bike, and relax in a cozy cabin: our favorite Blue Ridge activities and things to do.


Springer Mountain: hiking, backpacking & Appalachian Trail guide

Hike to beautiful Springer Mountain summit views from multiple trailheads on these popular Springer hiking and backpacking trails.


Cumberland Island backpacking, camping & hiking guide

Explore Cumberland Island on Georgia’s southern coast amidst wild horses, gnarled trees draped with spanish moss, and Carnegie family mansion ruins.

Hike top Rabun County trails and waterfalls near Lake Burton

Rabun County trails: our favorite hikes near Lake Burton, Clayton and Sky Valley, Georgia

Georgia’s Rabun County is rugged, wild and beautiful. Hike Rabun County’s best trails to spilling waterfalls at Lake Burton and Lake Rabun, towering summits like Rabun Bald, and Bartram Trail hikes on the crystal-clear Chattooga River.

Chattahoochee River: our favorite hiking and running trails near Atlanta

Chattahoochee River trails: our top 10 favorite trails on the ‘Hooch

Hike, walk, run or bike our top ten favorite, most popular and scenic trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area north of Atlanta.

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.


Arabia Mountain & Panola Mountain: our favorite hikes

Hike through beautiful and stunningly diverse landscapes at the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and Panola Mountain State Park just east of Atlanta.


Three Forks, Georgia: hiking, backpacking & camping guide

Hike, backpack and camp the beautiful, shady, waterfall-filled Three Forks valley near Blue Ridge, Georgia.


Atlanta’s best hiking trails – our top 10 favorite hikes

Our top 10 favorite Atlanta hiking trails within 40 miles of the city. These hikes explore gorgeous forest, rolling terrain and scenic rivers near Atlanta.


Best Atlanta running trails – our top 10 favorite runs

Escape sidewalks and crosswalks on our favorite Atlanta running trails, all within 20 miles of the city.


Cloudland Canyon State Park: hiking & camping destination guide

Grab stunning views & hike to gorgeous waterfalls on these Cloudland Canyon hiking trails & sleep under the stars at these Cloudland Canyon camping sites.

Kennesaw Mountain: our favorite hiking and running trails near Atlanta

Kennesaw Mountain trail guide: our favorite hiking & running trails

Hike or run these top Kennesaw Mountain trails near Atlanta. Explore Civil War History, stunning summit views, and rolling, rocky, ferny forest on over 15 miles of Kennesaw Mountain’s best trails.

Best hiking trails & running trails in Georgia State Parks

Hiking in Georgia State Parks: our top 10 favorite trails

Georgia State Parks offer some of the most popular, scenery-packed hiking trails across Georgia’s incredibly diverse terrain. Our top ten favorite trails in Georgia’s State Parks.

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. 

Best hiking & running trails near Savannah, Georgia

Savannah outdoors: our favorite Savannah running & hiking trails

Hike, run, walk or backpack these top trails near Savannah, exploring the city’s historic district and nearby Atlantic coast. Our favorite trails near Savannah, Georgia.

Fort Mountain State Park: adventure guide

Fort Mountain State Park: destination & outdoor adventure guide

Hike, bike, paddle, camp, and soak up some North Georgia beauty at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth. With nearly 40 miles of trails, spectacular summit views and abundant outdoor beauty, it’s one of our favorite Georgia hiking and biking destinations.

Sweetwater Creek State Park: hiking and destination guide

Sweetwater Creek State Park: destination & outdoor adventure guide

Hike, paddle, stay and play: there’s a ton of great ways to explore and adventure at Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta.

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.

Georgia hike finder - find a great Georgia trail

Hiking in Georgia: Georgia Hike Finder

Our hike finder features the best trails for backpacking and hiking in Georgia. Find the perfect Georgia hike, sorted by trail distance, difficulty, features & location.


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.

Snap a selfie on your favorite Georgia summit, a group shot from the Appalachian Trail, a morning sunrise with your favorite trail pup, or your favorite Georgia waterfall... we'd love to see your adventures! Share your photos with us! Tag them #atlantatrails on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We'll share our favorites, as well as our own favorite shots!