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.
Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trail
Hike the popular Waterfalls Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Descend the steep canyon walls via stairs to two waterfalls, Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls, that cascade in the beautiful, steep-walled canyon.READ MORE
Tallulah Gorge State Park: hiking the Hurricane Falls Loop Trail
Hike Tallulah Gorge State Park’s most popular trail. The view-packed Hurricane Falls Trail skirts the gorge rim, descends to the gorge floor and crosses a suspension bridge to the thundering Hurricane Falls waterfall.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Hemlock Falls Trail: hiking Moccasin Creek at Lake Burton
Hike the two-mile Hemlock Falls Trail at Lake Burton, exploring a waterfall-filled valley and the Hemlock Falls waterfall near Moccasin Creek State Park in Rabun County.READ MORE
Long Creek Falls on the Appalachian Trail
Hike a scenic stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia to the beautiful Long Creek Falls, and explore the lush, waterfall-filled Three Forks valley.READ MORE
Anna Ruby Falls Trail
Hike the paved Anna Ruby Falls Trail to the beautiful, tumbling, rare double waterfalls near Unicoi State Park and Helen, GA. It’s a fantastic kid-friendly, stroller-friendly and dog-friendly hike!READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Cloudland Canyon in winter: hiking to frozen waterfalls and frosty vistas
Hike Cloudland Canyon’s Waterfalls Trail, East Rim Loop Trail and Overlook Trail in Winter for beautiful wintertime views, icicle-covered canyon walls and frosty, icy waterfalls.READ MORE
Sawnee Mountain Preserve: hiking the Indian Seats Trail
Hike the 4 mile Indian Seats Trail to summit Sawnee Mountain, an outstanding overlook with beautiful, long-range views of the North Georgia mountains.READ MORE