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.

 
 
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: double waterfall hike near Helen, GA

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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Hike to High Shoals Falls and Blue Hole Falls north of Helen

High Shoals Falls Trail: hiking double waterfalls near Helen

Hike to two exceptionally beautiful waterfalls, High Shoals Falls and Blue Hole Falls, through a lush forest near Tray Mountain north of 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 at Indian Grave Gap

Hike to Tray Mountain on this classic Georgia stretch of the Appalachian Trail, trailing 5 miles roundtrip from Indian Grave Gap to the soaring Tray Mountain summit.

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Appalachian Trail: Tesnatee Gap to Cowrock Mountain in Georgia

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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Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Preachers Rock at Big Cedar Mountain & Jarrard Gap

Hike the Appalachian Trail from Woody Gap to Preachers Rock at Big Cedar Mountain and Jarrard Gap, trailing 11.6 miles in Georgia’s beautiful Blood Mountain Wilderness.

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Vogel State Park to Blood Mountain: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hike Georgia’s Vogel State Park to stunningly beautiful vistas on the Blood Mountain summit via the Appalachian Trail.

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Blood Mountain Trail: Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Georgia

This 4.3 mile out-and-back Blood Mountain trail hikes the Byron Reece and Appalachian Trails to incredible summit views near Helen, Georgia.

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