The spring season seems to arrive suddenly in Georgia, pushing winter’s chill aside. Days stretch longer and the weather warms as everything from trees to wildflowers explodes into bloom.

Spring brings some pretty amazing hiking weather, too, making it one of our favorite hiking seasons in Georgia. After a few months of wintery weather and bare-branched trees, sunshine and greener landscapes are a highly welcome change, and warm rays of sunlight on the trail just feel oh-so-good.

Catch some trail time on our top ten favorite springtime trails, including an Appalachian Trail hike with stunning views, hikes to beautiful North Georgia waterfalls, and a few local Atlanta favorites. Grab a hiking buddy (in boots or on four paws) and hit the trail for a springtime adventure before summer’s heat sets in.

Hike our top ten favorite Spring hikes in Georgia to waterfalls, wildflowers and stunning summit views. #hiking #backpacking #camping #atlanta #georgia #travel #outdoors #adventure

Georgia spring hikes: our favorite trails

 
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Please Remember

Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out.

Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Please always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions.