Explore Smithgall Woods State Park near Helen, hiking to tumbling waterfalls, gold mines, and the rocky, scenic creek bed of Dukes Creek. Follow our favorite hikes at the park: the Martin’s Mine Trail, Cathy Ellis Waterfall Trail, Ash Creek Trail, and the Smithgall Wetland Loop.
Follow these fantastic hikes to four historic fire lookout towers in Georgia, catching some outstanding summit views from lofty mountaintops.
Hike the scenic Trahlyta Lake Trail at Vogel State Park, following the shore of the beautiful mountain lake to the stunning cascades of Trahlyta Falls and iconic views of Blood Mountain.
Visit towering waterfalls, stunning views, lofty peaks, and pristine forests in the Smoky Mountains. GSMNP is a perfect outdoor adventure destination for a long weekend, and a fantastic four-hour road trip from Atlanta.
Hike the Bartram Trail to Dicks Creek Falls, an enormous tumbling waterfall on the ultra-scenic banks of the Chattooga River.
Unicoi State Park’s recently renovated ‘Barrel Cabins’ feature a unique, retro vibe, updated amenities, a tranquil atmosphere, and serene views of Unicoi Lake through a leafy, shady forest.
Hike a scenic stretch of the Cohutta Wilderness on the Songbird Trail near the shores of Lake Conasauga, visiting a high-elevation mountain bog, beaver ponds, and a beautiful forest frequented by songbirds.
Hike along the banks of gorgeous Lake Chatuge, catching beautiful lake and mountain views on this short but scenic trail near Hiawassee, GA.
There’s no better way to start (or end) the day! Hike these ten great Georgia trails to catch a gorgeous sunrise or sunset from some of Georgia’s most beautiful places.