Hiking near Chatsworth

Hike Chatsworth, Georgia’s best nearby trails, from the beautiful waterfalls at Jacks River Falls and Emery Creek to the soaring summit overlooks at nearby Fort Mountain and the Pinhoti Trail.

Jacks River Trail: waterfall hike in Georgia's beautiful, lush Cohutta Wilderness

Jacks River Trail

Hike the Jacks River Trail in North Georgia’s lush, remote Cohutta Wilderness, trekking and wading from Dally Gap to a series of beautiful waterfalls on a crystal-clear river.

Hike the Grassy Mountain Tower Trail from Lake Conasauga in Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness

Grassy Mountain Tower Trail at Lake Conasauga

Hike to gorgeous views of Fort Mountain and the Cohutta Wilderness from the historic Grassy Mountain fire tower, climbing from the shores of Lake Conasauga, a small, glassy mountaintop lake.

Hike the Pine Log Creek Trail to a rocky, water-filled quarry near Allatoona Lake, north of Atlanta

Pine Log Creek Trail and Quarry

Hike the Pine Log Creek Trail to a historic, rocky, water-filled quarry and through a rolling, mossy forest north of Georgia’s Allatoona Lake.

Emery Creek Falls: hiking to double North Georgia waterfalls on the Emery Creek Trail

Emery Creek Falls: hiking the Emery Creek Trail

Hike the Emery Creek Trail, a splashy Georgia summertime adventure, to the gorgeous and secluded Emery Creek Falls near Blue Ridge.

Jacks River Falls: Hiking the Beech Bottom Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness

Jacks River Falls on the Beech Bottom Trail

Explore Jacks River Falls, a stunning, roaring, rocky waterfall in Georgia’s Cohutta Wilderness, hiking the Beech Bottom Trail & Jacks River Trail.


Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Horn Mountain

Hike the Pinhoti Trail South from Snake Creek Gap to crest the rocky, mossy, boulder-strewn Horn Mountain summit on this 3 mile out-and-back adventure.

Hike the Lake Trail at Fort Mountain State Park

Fort Mountain Lake Trail: hiking the lake loop at Fort Mountain State Park

Hike the kid-friendly, 1.2 mile scenic Lake Trail loop at Fort Mountain State Park, exploring a shady forest and beautiful views from the lake’s shore.

Oak Ridge Nature Trail: Carters Lake hiking

Oak Ridge Nature Trail at Carters Lake

Hike the Oak Ridge Nature Trail to catch scenic views of Carters Lake from a small peninsula and inlet, looping through beautiful North Georgia forest.

Hike the Tumbling Waters Nature Trail to two waterfalls at Carters Lake

Tumbling Waters Nature Trail at Carters Lake

Explore waterfalls, cross a towering bridge and trek through beautiful, lush forest on the popular Tumbling Waters Nature Trail hike at Carters Lake.

Hike the upper Conasauga River Trail in Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness

Conasauga River Trail: hiking southbound through the Cohutta Wilderness

Hike a difficult 12 mile adventure on the Conasauga River Trail, following and fording the Conasauga River from its northern trailhead. It’s a wet, river-filled adventure in the remote, beautiful Cohutta Wilderness.

Hike the Conasauga River Trail (southern half) from Betty Gap

Lower Conasauga River Trail: hiking the Cohutta Wilderness from Betty Gap

Hike 13 roundtrip miles on the Conasauga River Trail’s southern half in Georgia’s remote, lush Cohutta Wilderness. The Conasauga River Trail splashes through 36 river fords (& many creek crossings) from Betty Gap to Bray Field, Little Rough Creek and back.


Bear Creek Hiking Trail: Valley to Summit

Hike this moderate, 5.7 mile Bear Creek Trail out-and-back, climbing from the lush Bear Creek valley to a nearby summit near Ellijay.


Bear Creek Trail: Hiking to the giant Gennett Poplar Tree

Hike the Bear Creek Trail, winding through a beautiful, fern-filled creek valley to the second largest living tree in Georgia, the Gennett Poplar.


Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park

Hike the 8.2-mile Gahuti Trail loop at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth, exploring gorgeous overlook vistas, the cascades of a remote waterfall and backcountry campsites.


Fort Mountain Trail: hiking to the stone wall, overlook & tower

Hike the Fort Mountain Trail in a 1.6 mile loop at Georgia’s Fort Mountain State Park to a mysterious stone wall, a tower, and incredible overlook views.


Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Mill Creek Mountain

Hike the Pinhoti Trail in North Georgia from Snake Creek Gap, visiting a Native American grave and catching ridgeline views from Mill Creek Mountain.