Hiking near Dahlonega

Hike Dahlonega, Georgia’s most popular nearby trails, including the immense tumbling waterfall at Amicalola Falls to day hikes on the Appalachian Trail.

 
 

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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Springer Mountain Loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia

Springer Mountain Loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail & Benton MacKaye Trail

Hike the Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail on the Springer Mountain Loop, exploring multiple view-packed overlooks and a beautiful stream-filled valley.

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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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AT Approach Trail: hiking Amicalola Falls to the start of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain

AT Approach Trail: hiking Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain

Hike the Appalachian Approach Trail from Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the beginning of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia.

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Hike Inn Trail: Amicalola Falls to Georgia's Len Foote Hike Inn

Hike Inn Trail: Amicalola Falls to the Len Foote Hike Inn

Catch stunning views on the Hike Inn Trail, a 10-mile roundtrip from Amicalola Falls to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn near Springer Mountain.

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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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Amicalola Falls Trail: hiking to Georgia's tallest waterfall

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 on the East Ridge Trail and Appalachian Approach Trail loop.

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Springer Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hike the famed Appalachian Trail to Springer Mountain, visiting the southernmost blaze of the AT in Georgia, and catching gorgeous summit views.

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Hike the Appalachian Trail to Springer Mountain from the lush Three Forks valley

Appalachian Trail: hiking Three Forks to Georgia’s Springer Mountain

Hike the Appalachian Trail from the lush, creek-filled Three Forks valley to Georgia’s Springer Mountain, the southern end of the AT.

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Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia

Amicalola Falls State Park: our favorite hikes

Hike Amicalola Falls State Park to Georgia’s tallest waterfall, the southernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, and a backcountry lodge. Our favorite Amicalola Falls trails.

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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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Woody Gap to Ramrock Mountain & the Gooch Mountain Shelter: Appalachian Trail

Hike the Appalachian Trail south from Woody Gap over Black Mountain to Ramrock Mountain views, camping at Gooch Gap, and the Gooch Mountain Shelter on this 10.6 mile, out-and-back hike.

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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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