Hike to our top ten favorite view-packed mountain summits and tumbling waterfalls to catch views the best autumn leaf color in Georgia.
Follow our favorite fall hikes in metro Atlanta to find autumn’s beauty on scenic mountain summits, reflecting on glassy lakes, and in vibrant, leafy forests.
Hike the Raven Cliff Falls Trail through a waterfall-filled valley to one of Georgia’s most popular and beautiful waterfalls.
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.
Hike the Bear Creek Trail through a beautiful, mossy, fern-filled creek valley to the Gennett Poplar, the second largest living tree in Georgia.
Hike to multiple waterfalls and through a lush, green forest on the moderate, kid and dog-friendly Dukes Creek Falls Trail near Helen, Georgia.
Hike the two-mile Hemlock Falls Trail at Lake Burton, exploring a waterfall-filled valley near Moccasin Creek State Park in North Georgia’s beautiful Rabun County.
Hike the Yonah Mountain Trail through a rocky, wildflower-filled forest, climbing this iconic mountain to exceptional summit views and great backpacking campsites near Helen, Georgia.
Hike the Vickery Creek trail network at Roswell Mill to two historic mills, a covered bridge, and a spillway waterfall in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.