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Georgia Hiking Trails with Waterfalls

These top Georgia hiking trails travel to rushing waterfalls tumbling through forests and valleys across the state. And don’t miss our top 10 favorite hiking trails to the state’s most beautiful falls – check out our favorite trails to North Georgia waterfalls.


Jacks River Falls Trail

Hike and splash 6 miles on the Jacks River Falls Trail, winding and wading through Georgia’s Cohutta Wilderness to a series of beautiful waterfalls.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Emery Creek Trail: Hiking to Emery Creek Falls

Hike the Emery Creek Trail six out-and-back miles to the gorgeous, secluded Emery Creek Falls waterfall near Blue Ridge.


Raven Cliff Falls Trail: Hiking to Gorgeous Waterfalls

Hike the Raven Cliff Falls Trail 5.1 miles through a waterfall-filled valley to one of Georgia’s most popular and beautiful waterfalls.


Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Trail

Hike the stream-filled trails at Atlanta’s Cascade Springs Nature Preserve to a beautiful waterfall and Civil War battle site.


Black Rock Mountain: Hiking the 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.


Sweetwater Red Trail: Hiking at Sweetwater Creek

The two mile Sweetwater Red Trail hikes to historic mill ruins, rushing rapids and small waterfalls at Atlanta’s Sweetwater Creek State Park.


West Palisades Trail on the Chattahoochee River

Hike, bike, walk or run the 3.6 mile, paved West Palisades Trail on the Chattahoochee River’s scenic shores in metro Atlanta.


Dukes Creek Falls Trail: Hiking near Helen

This moderate, kid and dog friendly trail hikes to multiple waterfalls on Dukes Creek and Davis Creek in North Georgia.


Sweetwater White Trail: Hiking Sweetwater Creek State Park

Hike the Sweetwater White Trail on a 4.1 mile loop through tumbling whitewater, quiet meadows and a serene pond at Georgia’s Sweetwater Creek State Park.


Long Creek Falls: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hike the Appalachian Trail to the beautiful Long Creek Falls waterfall through the hemlock and rhododendron-filled Three Forks valley.


High Shoals Falls Trail: Hiking Double Waterfalls near Helen

Hike 2.7 miles to two waterfalls: the 50-foot cascades High Shoals Falls, one of Georgia’s largest waterfalls, and Blue Hole Falls waterfall.


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.


Cloudland Canyon Hiking: the Sitton 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.


Helton Creek Falls: A Short Hike to Two Waterfalls near Helen

Catch two rushing waterfalls at Helton Creek Falls on this short, kid-friendly .6 mile hike north of Helen, Georgia near Vogel State Park.


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 from the fall’s crest.


Desoto Falls Trail: Hiking Waterfalls near Helen

Hike the two mile Desoto Falls Trail to a pair of waterfalls, Upper Lower Desoto Falls, in the Chattahoochee National Forest.


Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trail

The popular Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trail descends stairs to two waterfalls, Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls, that cascade in the beautiful, steep-walled canyon.


Sweetwater Creek: Hiking the Blue & Red Trail Loop

This 3.1 mile hiking trail combines the red and blue 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.


Marble Mine Trail: Hiking Georgia’s Floyd State Park

The Marble Mine Trail in Georgia’s Floyd State Park hikes an easy 1.7 miles to explore an abandoned mine entrance and a seasonal, trickling waterfall.


Lullwater Park: Walking & Running Trails at Emory University

Run or walk the Lullwater Park loop trails, following the banks of a serene lake and crossing a span bridge to explore the ruins of a 1920s powerhouse.


Vickery Creek Trail: Hiking & Running in Roswell

Hike the 3 mile Vickery Creek Trail to two historic mills, a covered bridge, and a spillway waterfall near Roswell, Georgia.

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