Catch beautiful views of spilling and splashing waterfalls on these great, relatively easy Georgia beginner hikes, two miles or under. They’re short, but beautiful – and kid-friendly, too!

Some of our favorite waterfalls hikes in Georgia are set deep in remote Georgia wilderness, only accessible by a long, steep hike. But not every hiker has the time, energy or ability to trek a long trail, scale high cliffs, climb hundreds of stairs or cross rocky creeks. Fortunately, North Georgia’s abundant waterfalls are accessible by trails of all lengths, and some of Georgia’s best waterfall trails make a great beginner hike (or hike with the family).

Hike to these seven beautiful Georgia waterfalls on trails under two miles (and several under one mile!) to catch views of beautiful forests, tumbling whitewater and rocky, boulder-lined trout streams. Pack a picnic or a snack to enjoy at the falls, or relax under a shady forest canopy while enjoying the remarkable beauty and thundering sound of a waterfall.

Catch beautiful views of spilling and splashing waterfalls on these great, relatively easy Georgia beginner hikes, two miles or under.  They're short, but beautiful - and kid-friendly, too! #hiking #atlanta #georgia #travel #outdoors #adventure
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Waterfalls in Georgia: our favorite hikes under two miles

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Up for chasing some more ultra-scenic falls? Cross the Georgia border to explore seven outstanding hikes to Asheville waterfalls under two miles for more kid-friendly and beginner-friendly adventures.

Slippery rocks and fast moving water can be extremely dangerous! Please don’t climb, stand on, swim near, or jump from any waterfall. And please remember to leave no trace on your hike to help keep these wilderness areas beautiful and pristine.

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Eric Champlin is a writer and photographer who loves to hike, run, backpack, kayak and cycle the southeast. He’s the editor and founder of Atlanta Trails, Asheville Trails, and Trailful, digital magazines that highlight the South’s best outdoor adventures and top Southern-worthy outdoor gear. His mission? To inspire others to get fit outdoors and explore the South’s incredible scenic beauty.