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.
Conasauga River Trail: hiking the Cohutta Wilderness from Betty Gap
Hike the Conasauga River Trail’s southern half in the lush, remote Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia. This outstanding (but difficult) hike splashes through 36 river fords (and many creek crossings) from Betty Gap to Bray Field and back.READ MORE
North Georgia hiking trails – our top 10 favorite hikes
Follow our top ten favorite North Georgia hiking trails to soaring mountain summits, waterfalls and mossy creek valleys in Georgia’s rolling southern Appalachian mountains.READ MORE
Helen, GA adventure guide: top outdoor things to do in Georgia’s German town
Find a great outdoor adventure in North Georgia’s German alpine village. Plan a great Helen getaway with our top places to stay and things to do: hike, bike, zip line, camp, and paddle. And relax in a cozy cabin, and enjoy some great dining options, too.READ MORE
Blue Ridge, Georgia adventure guide: top things to do, places to eat and cabin rentals
Find an adventure in Blue Ridge, Georgia, with our favorite things to do and outdoor adventures. Where to hike, eat, paddle, raft, bike, or just relax in a cozy cabin rental in this scenic North Georgia mountain town.READ MORE
Marble Mine Trail: hiking James H “Sloppy” Floyd State Park
Hike the Marble Mine Trail in Georgia’s James H “Sloppy” Floyd State Park to an abandoned mine entrance, a trickling waterfall, and beautiful sunset views over a glassy lake.READ MORE
Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls
Hike a scenic back route to Anna Ruby Falls, hiking the Smith Creek Trail from Unicoi State Park and following a historic gold mining ditch to Anna Ruby’s stunning double cascades.READ MORE
Preachers Rock on the Appalachian Trail
Hike to the view-packed summit of Preachers Rock on the Appalachian Trail, climbing from beautiful trailhead views at North Georgia’s Woody Gap.READ MORE
Georgia Appalachian Trail: great Georgia hikes under 6 miles
Hike these classic Georgia Appalachian Trail hikes to stunning summit views, a gorgeous waterfall and through beautiful North Georgia forest. All under six miles, they’re a great intro to Georgia’s stretch of the epic-length AT.READ MORE
Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park
Hike the Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth, exploring gorgeous overlook vistas, the cascades of a remote waterfall and backcountry campsites.READ MORE
Fort Mountain Lake Trail: hiking the lake loop at Fort Mountain State Park
Hike the kid-friendly, 1.2 mile scenic Lake Trail loop at Fort Mountain State Park, exploring a shady forest and beautiful views from the lake’s shore.READ MORE