Georgia Hiking Trail Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Grab an adventure! These Georgia hiking trails travel to gorgeous landscapes and features along moderate to difficult trails.

 
 
Tallulah Gorge Hurricane Falls Trail

Tallulah Gorge State Park: hiking the Hurricane Falls Loop Trail

Hike Tallulah Gorge State Park’s most popular trail. The view-packed Hurricane Falls Trail skirts the gorge rim, descends to the gorge floor and crosses a suspension bridge to the thundering Hurricane Falls waterfall.

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

Emery Creek Falls: hiking to gorgeous double waterfalls on 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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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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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 Stone Mountain Walk-Up Trail to stunning Atlanta skyline views

Stone Mountain hiking: the Walk-Up Mountain Trail

Hike Stone Mountain’s 2-mile Walk-Up Trail to stunning mountaintop views of the Atlanta skyline, Stone Mountain Lake and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

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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: top hikes near Helen, GA

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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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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Amicalola Falls Trail: hiking to Georgia's tallest waterfall

Amicalola Falls Trail: hiking Georgia’s tallest waterfall

Hike to the top of Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall in Georgia, and catch incredible mountain views on the East Ridge Trail and Appalachian Approach Trail loop.

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Grassy Mountain Tower Trail at Lake Conasauga

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 Appalachian Trail to Springer Mountain from the lush Three Forks valley

Appalachian Trail: hiking Three Forks to Georgia’s 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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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 West Rim Loop Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia

Cloudland Canyon: hiking the 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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Lookout Mountain: hiking Point Park to Sunset Rock in Chattanooga, TN

Lookout Mountain: hiking Point Park to Sunset Rock

Hike Lookout Mountain from Point Park, catching stunning views of the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga, and trek through a rocky, scenic forest to outstanding views at Sunset Rock.

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

Appalachian Trail: hiking Unicoi Gap to Chattahoochee Gap

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

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

Tray Mountain: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at Indian Grave Gap

Hike to Tray Mountain on this classic Georgia stretch of the Appalachian Trail, trailing 5 miles roundtrip from Indian Grave Gap to the soaring Tray Mountain summit.

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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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Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Powell Mountain

Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Powell Mountain

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

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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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Jacks River Trail from Dally Gap in the Cohutta Wilderness

Hike and splash 9+ miles on the Jacks River Trail, winding and wading through Georgia’s Cohutta Wilderness to a series of beautiful waterfalls on Jacks River.

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Appalachian Trail Three Forks to Hawk Mountain Shelter

Appalachian Trail: Three Forks to 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: Dockery Lake to the Appalachian Trail

Hike the Dockery Lake Trail 7.1 miles roundtrip from Dockery Lake, a small mountain lake north of Dahlonega, to the Appalachian Trail near Big Cedar Mountain.

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Woody Gap to Ramrock Mountain & the Gooch Mountain Shelter: Appalachian Trail

Hike the Appalachian Trail south from Woody Gap over Black Mountain to Ramrock Mountain views, camping at Gooch Gap, and the Gooch Mountain Shelter on this 10.6 mile, out-and-back hike.

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Appalachian Trail: Tesnatee Gap to Cowrock Mountain in Georgia

Hike the Appalachian Trail from Tesnatee Gap to stunning Cowrock Mountain summit views on this 2.25 mile, out-and-back day hike in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness.

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Byron Reece Trail at Neels Gap

Hike the Byron Reece Trail at Neels Gap through a beautiful, mossy, stream-filled forest on the lower elevations of Blood Mountain.

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Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Preachers Rock at Big Cedar Mountain & Jarrard Gap

Hike the Appalachian Trail from Woody Gap to Preachers Rock at Big Cedar Mountain and Jarrard Gap, trailing 11.6 miles in Georgia’s beautiful Blood Mountain Wilderness.

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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 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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Vogel State Park to Blood Mountain: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hike Georgia’s Vogel State Park to stunningly beautiful vistas on the Blood Mountain summit via the Appalachian Trail.

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Gahuti Trail: Hiking Fort Mountain in North Georgia

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.

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Pinhoti Trail: Hiking Snake Creek Gap to Mill Creek Mountain

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

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Sweetwater Creek: Hiking the Red & White Trail Loop

This 3.1 mile hiking trail combines the red and white trails at Georgia’s Sweetwater Creek State Park for a moderate hike to historic mill ruins, the falls of Sweetwater Creek, and through woodland forest.

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Blood Mountain Trail: Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Georgia

This 4.3 mile out-and-back Blood Mountain trail hikes the Byron Reece and Appalachian Trails to incredible summit views near Helen, Georgia.

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