5 North Georgia Waterfall Hikes Perfect for Summer

Get outside and be active, but most importantly, relax.

Let’s be honest, summer in Georgia isn’t exactly friendly to a long, exposed day hike. Rather than spending the whole day baking in the sun, head out on one of these easy hikes to a cool, refreshing waterfall. North Georgia is home to some of the most beautiful wilderness in the state and most of these hikes are 2 miles or less. Plus, the forest and waterfalls provide a nice shady place for a summer picnic. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

1. Hike the Trahlya Lake Trail to Trahlya Falls


Photo: Christian Murillo

2. Hike to Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge SP


Photo: Matthew Koehnemann

3. Hike Cloudland Canyon’s Waterfall Trail


Photo: Alan Maxcy

4. Hike to Desoto Falls


Photo: Jeremy Cournyea

5. Hike to Minnehaha Falls


Photo: Jeremy Cournyea


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Cover photo: Alan Maxcy

Published: June 22, 2017

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