North Georgia Mountain Hikes
There’s nowhere quite like the mountains of North Georgia.
The rolling southern Blue Ridge Range of the Appalachians is like no other: it’s home to view-packed summits, mossy creek valleys, deep-cut canyons and gorges, and mile after mile of prime hiking trails.
Here are some of our favorite adventures in the North Georgia mountains, from hikes on the epic-length Appalachian Trail to splashy summertime adventures on the river trails in the remote Cohutta Wilderness. And for even more great adventures in the northern stretches of the Peach State, check out our bucket list of our all-time favorite North Georgia hikes and our top North Georgia waterfall hikes.
North Georgia hiking trails – our top 10 favorite hikes
Follow our top ten favorite North Georgia hiking trails to soaring mountain summits, waterfalls and mossy creek valleys in Georgia’s rolling southern Appalachian mountains.READ MORE
Tallulah Gorge: hiking the Sliding Rock Trail
Score a gorge floor permit at Tallulah Gorge State Park to hike the spectacular, boulder-filled Sliding Rock Trail, and get an up-close view of the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall deep within the gorge.READ MORE
AT Approach Trail: hiking Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain
Hike the Appalachian Approach Trail from Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the southernmost end of the AT in Georgia.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Panther Creek Falls Trail
Hike or backpack to Panther Creek Falls, one of North Georgia’s most beautiful and popular waterfalls, and explore a lush stretch of the Chattahoochee National Forest.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Appalachian Trail: hiking Three Forks to 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.READ MORE
Pine Mountain Trail: double loop hike to stunning Allatoona Lake views
Hike the Pine Mountain Trail near Cartersville, Georgia, catching outstanding views of Allatoona Lake from a rocky mountain summit.READ MORE