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.
Sitton’s Gulch Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park
Hike the Sitton’s Gulch Trail from Cloudland Canyon’s towering rim to the canyon floor, exploring waterfalls, towering hemlock trees, massive boulder fields, and abundant springtime wildflowers.READ MORE
Amicalola Falls Trail
Hike to the top of Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall in Georgia, and catch incredible mountain views on the East Ridge Trail and Appalachian Approach Trail loop.READ MORE
Emery Creek Falls Trail
Hike through a lush forest, fording creeks on this splashy North Georgia adventure, to the gorgeous and secluded double waterfalls of Emery Creek Falls.READ MORE
Minnehaha Falls Trail
Hike the Minnehaha Falls Trail, a short, easy, kid-friendly hike on Lake Rabun in North Georgia, to a beautiful, towering, cascading waterfall.READ MORE
Blood Mountain loop: hiking the Appalachian Trail & Freeman Trail
Hike a six mile loop to Georgia’s highest Appalachian Trail summit, climbing the AT and Byron Reece Trails to beautiful views at the Blood Mountain summit before looping back through a fern-filled forest on the Freeman Trail.READ MORE
Raven Cliff Falls Trail
Hike the Raven Cliff Falls Trail 4.9 miles through a waterfall-filled valley to one of Georgia’s most popular and beautiful waterfalls.READ MORE
Helton Creek Falls
Hike to two beautiful waterfalls at Helton Creek Falls on a short, kid-friendly, less-than-one-mile trail near Helen, Georgia.READ MORE
Currahee Mountain Trail & Toccoa Falls
Hike or run the historic Currahee Mountain, the mountain of “Band of Brothers” fame, to long-range summit views, and visit the tumbling waterfall at Toccoa Falls.READ MORE
Hike Inn Trail: Amicalola Falls to the Len Foote Hike Inn
Catch stunning views on the Hike Inn Trail, a 10-mile roundtrip from Amicalola Falls to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn near Springer Mountain.READ MORE
Yonah Mountain Trail
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.READ MORE