Hiking near Blairsville

Hike Blairsville, Georgia’s top nearby trails to gorgeous waterfalls and high-altitude summits, from incredible views along the Arkaquah Trail at Brasstown Bald to the popular trails at nearby Blood Mountain and Vogel State Park.

 
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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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.

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Blood Mountain loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail and Freeman Trail in Georgia

Blood Mountain loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail & Freeman Trail

Hike a six mile loop to Georgia’s highest Appalachian Trail summit, climbing the AT and Byron Reece Trails to beautiful views at the Blood Mountain summit before looping back through a fern-filled forest on the Freeman Trail.

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Arkaquah Trail: hiking Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap

Arkaquah Trail: hiking Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap

Hike the Arkaquah Trail from Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest summit, and descend to Track Rock Gap to view ancient Native American petroglyphs on this difficult 11-mile round trip hike.

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Helton Creek Falls: best kid-friendly waterfall hikes near Helen, GA

Helton Creek Falls

Hike to two beautiful waterfalls at Helton Creek Falls on a short, kid-friendly, less-than-one-mile trail near Helen, Georgia.

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Unicoi Gap to Indian Grave Gap: Hiking the Appalachian Trail & Rocky Mountain Trail

Hike a challenging day hike on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, climbing from Unicoi Gap to Rocky Mountain, dropping into the wildflower-filled Indian Grave Gap and looping back to the trailhead on the Rocky Mountain Trail.

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Tray Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Indian Grave Gap in Georgia

Tray Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Indian Grave Gap

Hike to stunning views from Tray Mountain on this classic Georgia stretch of the Appalachian Trail,hiking from Indian Grave Gap through a lush, mossy forest filled with rhododendron.

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Tesnatee Gap: hiking the Appalachian Trail to stunning Cowrock Mountain summit views in North Georgia

Appalachian Trail: hiking Tesnatee Gap to Cowrock Mountain

Hike the Appalachian Trail from Tesnatee Gap to stunning Cowrock Mountain summit views on this 2.25 mile, out-and-back day hike in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness.

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Byron Reece Trail at Neels Gap

Hike the Byron Reece Trail at Neels Gap through a beautiful, mossy, stream-filled forest on the lower elevations of Blood Mountain.

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Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap: hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia to Preachers Rock and Big Cedar Mountain

Woody Gap to Preachers Rock and Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail

Hike Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail, catching stunning views from Preachers Rock on North Georgia’s Big Cedar Mountain.

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Vogel State Park to Blood Mountain on the Coosa Backcountry Trail

Hike the Coosa Backcountry Trail and the Duncan Ridge Trail at Georgia’s Vogel State Park, climbing to beautiful vistas on the Blood Mountain summit.

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Blood Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia

Blood Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap

Hike to the Blood Mountain summit on the Byron Reece Trail and Appalachian Trail, catching stunning views from the AT’s highest summit in Georgia.

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