Georgia Hiking Trails with Waterfalls

These top Georgia hiking trails travel to rushing waterfalls tumbling through forests and valleys across the state.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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