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.
Angel Falls Trail at Lake Rabun Beach
Hike the Angel Falls Trail at North Georgia’s Lake Rabun Beach campground to two beautiful waterfalls, Angel Falls and Panther Falls.READ MORE
Georgia waterfall road trip
Take a waterfall road trip to some of our favorite waterfalls in North Georgia, hiking four miles to four stunning falls! At around four hours drive time from Atlanta and several hours on the trail, it’s a perfect single-day adventure.READ MORE
Tray Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Unicoi Gap
Hike to Tray Mountain from Unicoi Gap on the Appalachian Trail, climbing to summit views at Rocky Mountain, and exploring a lush North Georgia forest filled with wildflowers and mountain laurel.READ MORE
Tray Mountain: hiking the Appalachian Trail from Indian Grave Gap
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.READ MORE
Unicoi Gap to Rocky Mountain on the Appalachian Trail
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.READ MORE
Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail
Hike Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap on the Appalachian Trail, catching stunning views from Preachers Rock on North Georgia’s Big Cedar Mountain.READ MORE
Bear Creek Trail
Hike the Bear Creek Trail through a beautiful, mossy, fern-filled creek valley to the Gennett Poplar, the second largest living tree in Georgia.READ MORE
Georgia’s best hikes with dogs: our top 10 favorite dog-friendly trails
Grab a leash and hit the trail! Hike our favorite dog friendly trails in Georgia, the all-time favorites of our canine hiking buddies, Amber and Jake.READ MORE
Byron Reece Trail at Neels Gap
Hike the Byron Reece Trail at Neels Gap through a beautiful, mossy, stream-filled forest on the lower elevations of Blood Mountain.READ MORE
Toccoa River Swinging Bridge: hiking the Benton MacKaye Trail
Hike the Benton MacKaye Trail near Blue Ridge, Georgia to a long suspension bridge over the Toccoa River, and a small waterfall on the opposite bank.READ MORE