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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.

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

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.

Panther Creek Trail: Hiking to Panther Creek Falls


Hike or backpack the Panther Creek Trail 7 miles roundtrip to one Georgia’s most popular and beautiful waterfalls, Panther Creek Falls.

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.

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.

High Shoals Falls Trail: Hiking Double Waterfalls near Helen


Hike 2.7 miles the two waterfalls, including the 50-foot cascades High Shoals Falls, one of Georgia’s largest waterfalls.

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.

Cochran Mill Park: Hiking the Henry Mill Falls Trail


Hike 5.6 miles to the beautiful Henry Mill Falls waterfall in Cochran Mill Park, 25 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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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