Georgia Hiking Trails: 4-6 Miles

Grab your hiking boots & grab some miles. These Georgia hiking trails travel distances from four to six miles along Georgia’s most popular trails.

 
Blood Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia

Blood Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap

Hike to the Blood Mountain summit on the Byron Reece Trail and Appalachian Trail, catching stunning views from the AT’s highest summit in Georgia.

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Sweetwater Creek White Trail: hiking Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta

Sweetwater White Trail: hiking Sweetwater Creek State Park

Hike the Sweetwater Creek White Trail and Red Trail, a scenic 4-mile loop to Civil War mill ruins, a tumbling creek and quiet meadows at Georgia’s Sweetwater Creek State Park just east of Atlanta.

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Hike the Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park near Peachtree City, GA

Chattahoochee Bend State Park: hiking the Riverside Trail

Hike the kid-friendly Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, exploring the Chattahoochee River in a wildlife-filled, shady forest south of Atlanta.

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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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Hike the Pine Log Creek Trail to a rocky, water-filled quarry near Allatoona Lake, north of Atlanta

Pine Log Creek Trail and Quarry

Hike the Pine Log Creek Trail to a historic, rocky, water-filled quarry and through a rolling, mossy forest north of Georgia’s Allatoona Lake.

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Hike the Pine Mountain Trail near Cartersville, Georgia to beautiful Allatoona Lake views

Pine Mountain Trail: double loop hike to stunning Allatoona Lake views

Hike the Pine Mountain Trail near Cartersville, Georgia, catching outstanding views of Allatoona Lake from a rocky mountain summit.

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Hike the Vickery Creek Trail to Roswell Mill and a waterfall

Vickery Creek Trail: hiking & trail running at Roswell Mill

Hike the Vickery Creek trail network at Roswell Mill to two historic mills, a covered bridge, and a spillway waterfall in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

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Springer Mountain Loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia

Springer Mountain Loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail & Benton MacKaye Trail

Hike the Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail on the Springer Mountain Loop, exploring multiple view-packed overlooks and a beautiful stream-filled valley.

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Blood Mountain loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail and Freeman Trail in Georgia

Blood Mountain loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail & Freeman Trail

Hike a six mile loop to Georgia’s highest Appalachian Trail summit, climbing the AT and Byron Reece Trails to beautiful views at the Blood Mountain summit before looping back through a fern-filled forest on the Freeman Trail.

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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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Take a heart-pumping trail run (or hike) on the East Mulberry Trail at Little Mulberry Park in Gwinnett County

Little Mulberry Park: trail running (or hiking) the East Mulberry Trail

Escape the hustle and bustle of booming Gwinnett County and sneak away to the trees with this heart-pumping trail run (or hike) on the East Mulberry Trail at Little Mulberry Park, climbing to some of the county’s highest elevations.

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Raven Cliff Falls Trail: top waterfall hikes in North Georgia

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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State Botanical Garden of Georgia: trail running & hiking near Athens

State Botanical Garden of Georgia: trail running & hiking near Athens

One of the top running spots in Athens near the UGA campus, the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia offer mile after mile of scenic, rolling running and hiking trails.

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Hike the West Rim Loop Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia

Cloudland Canyon State Park West Rim Loop Trail

Hike the West Rim Loop Trail to some seriously epic views at Cloudland Canyon State Park, hiking the canyon’s east and west rims and grabbing exceptional view after view.

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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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Providence Canyon State Park hiking: Canyon Loop Trail

Hiking Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia’s ‘little Grand Canyon’

Hike Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’, through steep-sided, colorful canyons of carved sandstone in southwestern Georgia.

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Hiking the Dowdell's Knob Loop on the Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Dowdell’s Knob Loop: Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Hike Dowdell’s Knob at Georgia’s FD Roosevelt State Park, looping 4.5 miles on the Pine Mountain Trail and Boot Top Trail to gorgeous summit views.

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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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Tray Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Indian Grave Gap in Georgia

Tray Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Indian Grave Gap

Hike to stunning views from Tray Mountain on this classic Georgia stretch of the Appalachian Trail,hiking from Indian Grave Gap through a lush, mossy forest filled with rhododendron.

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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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Cumberland Island Backpacking Guide

Explore Cumberland Island’s shores amidst wild horses and mansion ruins on an overnight backpacking adventure on Georgia’s southern coast.

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Hiking the Bartram Trail and Chattooga River Trail

Chattooga River: hiking the Bartram Trail from Russell Bridge to Adeline Ford

Hike a 5.5 mile round trip on the Bartram Trail and Chattooga River Trail, following the wide, wild, scenic river downstream from Russell Bridge to Adeline Ford.

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Fort Yargo State Park Hiking & Running the Lake Loop Trail

Fort Yargo State Park: running and hiking the Lake Loop Trail

Hike or run the southern half of Fort Yargo’s inner Lake Loop Trail, catching nearly-continuous lake views and beautiful sunsets at Fort Yargo State Park near Athens, GA.

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Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Powell Mountain

Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Powell Mountain

Hike the Appalachian Trail in Georgia from Dicks Creek Gap, climbing to stunning views of Lake Burton from the summit of Powell Mountain.

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Cochran Mill Park: hiking the Henry Mill Falls Trail

Hike 4.8 miles to the beautiful Henry Mill Falls waterfall in Cochran Mill Park, 25 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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Red Top Mountain State Park Homestead Trail

Hike the 5.3 mile Homestead Trail along the rolling, iron-rich, red-tipped shoreline of Lake Allatoona at Georgia’s Red Top Mountain State Park.

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Jones Bridge Trail on the Chattahoochee River

The Jones Bridge Trail travels the Chattahoochee’s Jones Bridge Park to the remnants of an old bridge and beautiful Chattahoochee River views.

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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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Kennesaw Mountain Cheatham Hill & Kolb Farm Loop Trail

Run or hike this Kennesaw Mountain trail – a 5.8 mile loop from Cheatham Hill through beautiful meadow, creek-filled forest and Civil War battlefields.

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Bear Creek Hiking Trail: Valley to Summit

Hike this moderate, 5.7 mile Bear Creek Trail out-and-back, climbing from the lush Bear Creek valley to a nearby summit near Ellijay.

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