Our top Georgia winter hikes explore frozen waterfalls, frosty mountaintops and stunning views in one of our state’s top hiking & backpacking seasons.
Follow these fantastic hikes to four historic fire lookout towers in Georgia, catching some outstanding summit views from lofty mountaintops.
Hike a 35-mile stretch of the Bartram Trail in Georgia, exploring remote, temperate rainforest corridors and beautiful forest. This multi-day hike climbs to views from Rabun Bald, visits tumbling waterfalls, and descends to the ultra-scenic Chattooga River.
Hike the Chattooga River Trail from Russell Bridge, exploring an old abandoned homestead, and ending at the Chattooga’s ultra-scenic river banks at Adeline Ford.
Explore Smithgall Woods State Park near Helen, hiking to tumbling waterfalls, gold mines, and the rocky, scenic creek bed of Dukes Creek. Follow our favorite hikes at the park: the Martin’s Mine Trail, Cathy Ellis Waterfall Trail, Ash Creek Trail, and the Smithgall Wetland Loop.
Hike the scenic Trahlyta Lake Trail at Vogel State Park, following the shore of the beautiful mountain lake to the stunning cascades of Trahlyta Falls and iconic views of Blood Mountain.
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.
Hike to stunning views at Pinnacle Knob, following the Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell and visiting a series of beautiful waterfalls along the way.
Hike or backpack to Panther Creek Falls, one of North Georgia’s most beautiful and popular waterfalls, and explore a lush stretch of the Chattahoochee National Forest.