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.
There’s just something incredible about plunging deep and exploring the depths of a chiseled gorge. Follow our favorite trails at three of Georgia’s canyons to stunning views and tumbling waterfalls.
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.
Backpack the Appalachian Trail from Dicks Creek Gap to Georgia’s northern border at Bly Gap, visiting a gnarled old oak near the state line and passing a number of fantastic backpacking campsites.
Hike the Appalachian Trail southbound from Dicks Creek Gap, climbing to stunning views of Lake Burton from the summit of Powell Mountain.
Hike to High Shoals Falls and Blue Hole Falls, two stunning waterfalls set in a lush, green forest near Helen, Georgia.
Hike a challenging and scenic adventure Appalachian Trail in Georgia, climbing from Unicoi Gap to Rocky Mountain, dropping into the wildflower-filled Indian Grave Gap and looping back to the trailhead on the Rocky Mountain Trail.
Hike to stunning views from Tray Mountain on this classic Georgia stretch of the Appalachian Trail, hiking from Indian Grave Gap through a lush, mossy forest filled with rhododendron.
Hike the Arkaquah Trail from Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest summit, and descend to Track Rock Gap to view ancient Native American petroglyphs on this difficult 11-mile round trip hike.