10 Beautiful Waterfall Hikes In Georgia

Explore the rushing cascades of the Peach State.

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Looking for a good reason to rally your favorite people, get outside, and explore the best of Georgia’s great outdoors? With spring in the air and high water levels, now is the best time to head out on one of these beautiful waterfall hikes. Take a look at our list and start making your plans to explore Georgia today.

1. Climb the Stairs to Amicalola Falls

Photo: Matthew Ady

Climb the 600 stairs to reach the top of the tallest waterfall in the South and gain an incredible view of the falls and surrounding mountains. Learn more.

2. Hike to Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge SP

Photo: Matthew Koehnemann

Hike through the 1,000-foot-deep gorge to several different vantage points to view the roaring Hurricane Falls. Learn more.

3. Explore Toccoa Falls

Photo: Kelley Le

With a super short hike at just about a quarter mile, this is the perfect adventure for families looking to get outside with young kids. Learn more.

4. Hike to Anna Ruby Falls

Photo: Matthew Koehnemann

The short hike to Anna Ruby Falls is another great family-friendly adventure with a paved trail along a peaceful creek. Learn more.

5. Hike to Panther Creek Falls

Photo: Kelley Le

If you want to stretch your legs on your next waterfall hike, the 7-mile round-trip hike to Panther Creek Falls should do the trick. Learn more.

6. Hike to Raven Cliff Falls

Photo: Tiffany Lachner

Hike through the forest along cascading falls and a rushing stream, and be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife. Learn more.

7. Hike to Minnehaha Falls

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These falls are a hidden gem in North Georgia, which is hard to believe considering their beauty and easy access. Learn more.

8. Hike and Swim at High Falls State Park

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With a sandy beach right next to the falls, this is the perfect spot to bring a picnic, your swimming suit, and friends to chill for the day. Learn more.

9. Hike to Blue Hole and High Shoals Creek Falls

Photo: Tiffany Lachner

This dog-friendly hike features a nice swimming hole at the bottom of the falls, making it perfect for a warm spring or summer day. Learn more.

10. Hike to Martin Creek Falls

Photo: Kelley Le

During the late spring and summer, this area sees an abundance of Azure butterflies fluttering all over, which makes it a pretty magical place to explore. Learn more.

Got Georgia on your mind? To discover everything you need for your visit to the Peach State, visit Explore Georgia.

Cover photo: Matthew Ady

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