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.
Appalachian Trail: Three Forks to the Hawk Mountain Shelter
Hike the Appalachian Trail from the stream-filled Three Forks valley to Long Creek Falls, the Hawk Mountain Shelter and a centuries-old, weathered cemetery.READ MORE
Dockery Lake Trail: hiking Dockery Lake to the Appalachian Trail
Hike the Dockery Lake Trail from the scenic shores of a glassy mountain lake near of Dahlonega, GA to the Appalachian Trail near Big Cedar Mountain.READ MORE
Red Top Mountain State Park Homestead Trail
Hike the 5.3 mile Homestead Trail along the rolling, iron-rich, red-tipped shoreline of Lake Allatoona at Georgia’s Red Top Mountain State Park.READ MORE
Appalachian Tail: Woody Gap to Ramrock Mountain
Hike the Appalachian Trail south from Woody Gap to beautiful views at Ramrock Mountain views, campsites at Gooch Gap, and the Gooch Mountain Shelter.READ MORE
Black Rock Mountain State Park: Edmonds Backcountry Trail
Hike Black Rock Mountain State Park to mountain summits, tumbling streams, and a secluded waterfall on this difficult six mile loop trail.READ MORE
Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Mill Creek Mountain
Hike the Pinhoti Trail in North Georgia from Snake Creek Gap, visiting a Native American grave and catching ridgeline views from Mill Creek Mountain.READ MORE