Georgia Hiking Trails: 6+ Miles

Grab your hiking boots and score some serious distance. These Georgia hiking trails travel more than six miles along Georgia’s most popular trails.

 
Jacks River Trail: waterfall hike in Georgia's beautiful, lush Cohutta Wilderness

Jacks River Trail

Hike the Jacks River Trail in North Georgia’s lush, remote Cohutta Wilderness, trekking and wading from Dally Gap to a series of beautiful waterfalls on a crystal-clear river.

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Hike the Appalachian Trail to Springer Mountain from the lush Three Forks valley

Appalachian Trail: hiking Three Forks to Springer Mountain

Hike the Appalachian Trail from the lush, creek-filled Three Forks valley to Georgia’s Springer Mountain, the southern end of the AT.

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Hike the Stone Mountain Trail and Cherokee Trail in Atlanta

Stone Mountain Trail: hiking the Walk-Up & Cherokee Trails

Hike Stone Mountain’s Walk-Up and Cherokee Trails, climbing to exceptional views from the mountain’s summit before looping the mountain’s lake on a scenic 6.8 mile adventure.

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Emery Creek Falls: hiking to double North Georgia waterfalls on the Emery Creek Trail

Emery Creek Falls: hiking the Emery Creek Trail

Hike the Emery Creek Trail, a splashy Georgia summertime adventure, to the gorgeous and secluded Emery Creek Falls near Blue Ridge.

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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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Jacks River Falls: Hiking the Beech Bottom Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness

Jacks River Falls on the Beech Bottom Trail

Explore Jacks River Falls, a stunning, roaring, rocky waterfall in Georgia’s Cohutta Wilderness, hiking the Beech Bottom Trail & Jacks River Trail.

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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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AT Approach Trail: hiking Amicalola Falls to the start of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain

AT Approach Trail: hiking Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain

Hike the Appalachian Approach Trail from Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the beginning of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia.

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Hike Inn Trail: Amicalola Falls to Georgia's Len Foote Hike Inn

Hike Inn Trail: Amicalola Falls to the Len Foote Hike Inn

Catch stunning views on the Hike Inn Trail, a 10-mile roundtrip from Amicalola Falls to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn near Springer Mountain.

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Hike the Panther Creek Trail to Panther Creek Falls

Panther Creek Trail: hiking to Panther Creek Falls

Hike or backpack to Panther Creek Falls, one of Georgia’s most beautiful and popular waterfalls, on the 7 mile Panther Creek Trail.

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Hike the Longleaf Loop on the Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Longleaf Loop: Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Hike the Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park, trekking to multiple scenic overlooks and through a shady stream valley filled with gnarly mountain laurel.

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Wolfden Loop: hiking the Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Wolfden Loop: Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Hike 6.5 miles on this Pine Mountain Trail loop, exploring spilling waterfalls, a beaver pond, a wolf’s den, golden grasslands and shady forest. The Wolfden Loop is one of FD Roosevelt State Park’s most popular hikes.

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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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Hike the Appalachian Trail from Unicoi Gap to the Chattahoochee River's headwaters at Chattahoochee Gap

Chattahoochee Gap: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Unicoi Gap

Hike to Chattahoochee Gap on the Appalachian Trail from Unicoi Gap, visiting the North Georgia headwaters of the Chattahoochee River and the Blue Mountain AT shelter.

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Hike the Appalachian Trail from Hightower Gap to Cooper Gap

Appalachian Trail: Hightower Gap to Cooper Gap

Hike this 7 mile day hike on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, rolling elevation from Hightower Gap to Horse Gap, over Sassafrass Mountain and down to Cooper Gap.

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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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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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Hike the Conasauga River Trail (southern half) from Betty Gap

Lower Conasauga River Trail: hiking the Cohutta Wilderness from Betty Gap

Hike 13 roundtrip miles on the Conasauga River Trail’s southern half in Georgia’s remote, lush Cohutta Wilderness. The Conasauga River Trail splashes through 36 river fords (& many creek crossings) from Betty Gap to Bray Field, Little Rough Creek and back.

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Georgia Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap

Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap, NC

Backpack the Appalachian Trail from Dicks Creek Gap to Georgia’s northern border at Bly Gap. This hike trails 17.4 miles – a classic North Georgia backpacking adventure.

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Appalachian Trail: Three Forks to the Hawk Mountain Shelter in Georgia

Appalachian Trail: Three Forks to the Hawk Mountain Shelter

Hike the Appalachian Trail from the stream-filled Three Forks valley to Long Creek Falls, the Hawk Mountain Shelter and a centuries-old, weathered cemetery.

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Dockery Lake Trail: hiking Dockery Lake to the Appalachian Trail

Hike the Dockery Lake Trail from the scenic shores of a glassy mountain lake near of Dahlonega, GA to the Appalachian Trail near Big Cedar Mountain.

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Appalachian Trail: hiking from Woody Gap to the Gooch Mountain Shelter and Ramrock Mountain in North Georgia

Appalachian Tail: Woody Gap to Ramrock Mountain

Hike the Appalachian Trail south from Woody Gap to beautiful views at Ramrock Mountain views, campsites at Gooch Gap, and the Gooch Mountain Shelter.

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Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap: hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia to Preachers Rock and Big Cedar Mountain

Woody Gap to Preachers Rock and Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail

Hike Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail, catching stunning views from Preachers Rock on North Georgia’s Big Cedar Mountain.

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Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek: hiking the Chattahoochee River

Hike this 8.5 mile trail connecting two popular Chattahoochee River parks near Atlanta: Cochran Shoals and Sope Creek. Explore marshland, forest, and Civil War paper mill ruins on this moderate hike.

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Kennesaw Mountain Trail: Hiking the 11 Mile Battlefield & Mountain Loop

Hike this 11 mile Kennesaw Mountain Trail loop over two mountains, across Civil War battlefields, and to stunning summit views of the Atlanta skyline.

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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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Vogel State Park to Blood Mountain on the Coosa Backcountry Trail

Hike the Coosa Backcountry Trail and the Duncan Ridge Trail at Georgia’s Vogel State Park, climbing to beautiful vistas on the Blood Mountain summit.

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Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park

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

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Chattahoochee Bend Riverside & Bend Trails

Chattahoochee Bend State Park: hiking the Riverside & Bend Trails

Hike the Riverside and Bend Trails at Chattahoochee Bend State Park on the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River south of Atlanta.

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Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Mill Creek Mountain

Hike the Pinhoti Trail in North Georgia from Snake Creek Gap, visiting a Native American grave and catching ridgeline views from Mill Creek Mountain.

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