Georgia Hiking Trails with Waterfalls

These top Georgia hiking trails travel to rushing waterfalls tumbling through forests and valleys across the state. Need help choosing a great hike? Check out our top ten favorite Georgia waterfall hikes, and our favorite beginner-friendly Georgia waterfall hikes under two miles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hike the Panther Creek Trail to Panther Creek Falls

    Panther Creek Falls Trail

    Hike or backpack to Panther Creek Falls, one of North Georgia’s most beautiful and popular waterfalls, and explore a lush stretch of the Chattahoochee National Forest.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DeSoto Falls Trail: hiking near Helen, Georgia

    DeSoto Falls Trail

    Hike the two mile Desoto Falls Trail near Helen to a pair of waterfalls where, legend holds, a piece of armor was found from DeSoto’s expedition in the mid-1500s.