Georgia Hiking Trail Difficulty: Difficult

Get a workout! These Georgia hiking trails ascend some serious elevation, travel heavy distance, or require careful navigation – and award hikers with gorgeous payoffs along the length of the trail.

 
Tallulah Gorge State Park: Hiking the Sliding Rock Trail

Tallulah Gorge: hiking the Sliding Rock Trail

Score a gorge floor permit at Tallulah Gorge State Park to hike the spectacular, boulder-filled Sliding Rock Trail, and get an up-close view of the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall deep within the gorge.

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Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trail

Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trail

Hike the popular Waterfalls Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Descend the steep canyon walls via stairs to two waterfalls, Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls, that cascade in the beautiful, steep-walled canyon.

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Winter Hiking in Georgia: Cloudland Canyon

Cloudland Canyon in winter: hiking to frozen waterfalls and frosty vistas

Hike Cloudland Canyon’s Waterfalls Trail, East Rim Loop Trail and Overlook Trail in Winter for beautiful wintertime views, icicle-covered canyon walls and frosty, icy waterfalls.

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Appalachian Trail in Georgia: hiking Blood Mountain to Neels Gap and Cowrock Mountain

Appalachian Trail: Blood Mountain to Cowrock Mountain

Hike or backpack 13 miles on this Georgia stretch of the Appalachian Trail from Blood Mountain through Neels Gap to Wolf Laurel Top and Cowrock Mountain.

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Arkaquah Trail: hiking Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap

Arkaquah Trail: hiking Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap

Hike the Arkaquah Trail from Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest summit, and descend to Track Rock Gap to view ancient Native American petroglyphs on this difficult 11-mile round trip hike.

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Hiking the Sitton's Gulch Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Cloudland Canyon State Park: hiking Sitton’s Gulch Trail

Hike the 6 mile Sitton Gulch Trail, dropping from Cloudland Canyon’s towering rim to the canyon floor filled with waterfalls, towering hemlock and massive boulder fields.

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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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Unicoi Gap to Indian Grave Gap: Hiking the Appalachian Trail & Rocky Mountain Trail

Hike a challenging day hike on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, climbing from Unicoi Gap to Rocky Mountain, dropping into the wildflower-filled Indian Grave Gap and looping back to the trailhead on the Rocky Mountain Trail.

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Hike the Panther Creek Trail from Yonah Dam

Panther Creek Trail: Hiking Yonah Dam to Panther Creek Falls

It’s the infamous ‘back way’ to the ultra-popular Panther Creek Falls. This difficult Panther Creek Trail hike departs near Yonah Dam and treks westbound to the waterfall on a particularly difficult trail.

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Hike the upper Conasauga River Trail in Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness

Conasauga River Trail: hiking southbound through the Cohutta Wilderness

Hike a difficult 12 mile adventure on the Conasauga River Trail, following and fording the Conasauga River from its northern trailhead. It’s a wet, river-filled adventure in the remote, beautiful Cohutta Wilderness.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park: Edmonds Backcountry Trail

Hike Black Rock Mountain State Park to mountain summits, tumbling streams, and a secluded waterfall on this difficult six mile loop trail.

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