Georgia Hiking Trail Difficulty: Moderate

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

 
Sweetwater Creek State Park: hiking the Red Trail near Atlanta

Sweetwater Creek Red Trail

Hike the ultra-scenic Sweetwater Creek Red Trail to a historic Civil War mill on a rushing, whitewater-filled creek at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Atlanta.

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Cascade Springs Nature Preserve: waterfall hike in Atlanta, GA

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Trail

Hike Atlanta’s Cascade Springs Nature Preserve to a beautiful waterfall, a moss-covered historic springhouse, and mounded earthworks from the Civil War battle of Utoy Creek.

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Arabia Mountain: boardwalk, summit and lake hike near Atlanta, GA

Arabia Mountain: hiking the Lake, Boardwalk, & Summit Trails

Hike five miles on Arabia Mountain’s most scenic & popular trails, hiking through a rocky forest to a glassy lake, over the Klondike Boardwalk, and to outstanding summit views near Atlanta.

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Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta, GA: hiking the Yellow Trail

Sweetwater Creek State Park: hiking the Yellow Trail

Hike the Sweetwater Creek Yellow Trail to the creek’s eastern shore, crossing a large bridge and catching cross-creek views of the park’s Civil War-era mill ruins.

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Hike the High Shoals Falls Trail to two stunning waterfalls near Helen, Georgia

High Shoals Falls Trail and Blue Hole Falls

Hike to High Shoals Falls and Blue Hole Falls, two stunning waterfalls set in a lush, green forest near Helen, Georgia.

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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 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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Top Atlanta trails: hike or run the Morningside Nature Preserve Trail

Morningside Nature Preserve Trail

Hike or run the Morningside Nature Preserve to a sandy beach and tall swing bridge on South Peachtree Creek, and visit Atlanta’s popular “dog beach”.

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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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Hemlock Falls Trail: hiking near Lake Burton in North Georgia

Hemlock Falls Trail: hiking Moccasin Creek at Lake Burton

Hike the two-mile Hemlock Falls Trail at Lake Burton, exploring a waterfall-filled valley and the Hemlock Falls waterfall near Moccasin Creek State Park in Rabun County.

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High Falls State Park: Hiking the Falls Trail near Macon, Georgia

High Falls State Park: hiking the Falls Trail

Hike the Falls Trail at High Falls State Park near Macon, hiking a double loop to views of the enormous, thundering High Falls waterfalls.

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Hike to Long Creek Falls on the Appalachian Trail near Blue Ridge, GA

Long Creek Falls on the Appalachian Trail

Hike a scenic stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia to the beautiful Long Creek Falls, and explore the lush, waterfall-filled Three Forks valley.

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East Palisades Trail: hiking the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta

East Palisades Trail: hiking the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta

Hike the East Palisades Trail on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, climbing to beautiful views from towering bluffs and hiking through a small bamboo forest.

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Sawnee Mountain Preserve: hiking the Indian Seats Trail near Atlanta

Sawnee Mountain Preserve: hiking the Indian Seats Trail

Hike the 4 mile Indian Seats Trail to summit Sawnee Mountain, an outstanding overlook with beautiful, long-range views of the North Georgia mountains.

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Rabun Bald: hiking the Bartram Trail from Georgia's Beegum Gap

Rabun Bald: hiking the Bartram Trail from Beegum Gap

Hike the Bartram Trail to Rabun Bald, the second-tallest mountain summit in Georgia, to catch stunning panoramic views from the mountain’s summit.

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Arabia Mountain Top Trail: top hikes near Atlanta, GA

Arabia Mountain Top Trail

Hike the Arabia Mountain Top Trail through massive exposed granite fields and past shallow basins of rare plants, climbing to stunning summit views.

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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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Dukes Creek Falls Trail: hiking near Helen, GA

Dukes Creek Falls Trail

Hike to multiple waterfalls and through a lush, green forest on the moderate, kid and dog-friendly Dukes Creek Falls Trail 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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Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Horn Mountain

Hike the Pinhoti Trail South from Snake Creek Gap to crest the rocky, mossy, boulder-strewn Horn Mountain summit on this 3 mile out-and-back adventure.

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

Red Top Mountain State Park: hiking the Iron Hill Loop Trail

The 3.8 mile Iron Hill Loop at Georgia’s Red Top Mountain State Park explores a picturesque peninsula and cove along Allatoona Lake near Atlanta.

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Springer Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hike the famed Appalachian Trail to Springer Mountain, visiting the southernmost blaze of the AT in Georgia, and catching gorgeous summit views.

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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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Laurel Ridge Trail and Cooper's Furnace Trail Loop: hiking at Allatoona Lake

Laurel Ridge Trail and Cooper’s Furnace Trail: hiking at Allatoona Lake

Hike a scenic loop on the Laurel Ridge Trail and Cooper’s Furnace Trail, exploring a historic, stacked-stone iron furnace and climbing to high-elevation views of Allatoona Lake, the Etowah River and Allatoona Dam.

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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 to Cascade Falls on the Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Cascade Falls: Pine Mountain Trail at FD Roosevelt State Park

Hike the Pine Mountain Trail to Cascade Falls and a series of tumbling waterfalls, and explore a mossy, leafy, lush forest on the eastern edge of Georgia’s FD Roosevelt State Park.

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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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Oak Ridge Nature Trail: Carters Lake hiking

Oak Ridge Nature Trail at Carters Lake

Hike the Oak Ridge Nature Trail to catch scenic views of Carters Lake from a small peninsula and inlet, looping through beautiful North Georgia forest.

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Hike the Warwoman Dell Trail and Bartram Triail to Becky Branch Falls

Warwoman Dell: hiking the Bartram Trail to Becky Branch Falls

Hike the Warwoman Dell Trail and Bartram Trail through beautiful forest to a trio of stunning waterfalls near Clayton, GA, including Becky Branch Falls.

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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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Angel Falls Trail: Hiking Lake Rabun to double waterfalls

Angel Falls Trail: Hiking Lake Rabun Beach to Angel Falls & Panther Falls

Hike the Angel Falls Trail at the Lake Rabun Beach campground in North Georgia to two beautiful waterfalls, Angel Falls and Panther Falls.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park: hiking the Tennesee Rock Trail

Black Rock Mountain State Park: Tennessee Rock Trail

Hike Black Rock Mountain State Park in North Georgia to stunning mountain views & through beautiful wildflower-filled forest on the Tennessee Rock Trail.

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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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Arabia Mountain: hiking the Wilburn Farm Trail and Cascade Trail near Atlanta

Arabia Mountain: Cascade Trail and Wilburn Farm Trail

Hike the Arabia Mountain Cascade Trail to small cascading waterfalls before looping the Wilburn Farm Trail to an old barn, farmhouse ruins and a small pond.

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Arabia Mountain: hiking the Mountain View Trail

Hike the Arabia Mountain View Trail over vast granite expanses to a glassy, reflective lake and through a grassy meadow just outside 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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