Best Backpacking in Georgia

Looking for the best backpacking in Georgia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Georgia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Blood Mountain

    The Chattahoochee National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness make up the wild and scenic southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blood Mountain trail offers the day hiker a taste of the Appalachian Trail that does not disappoint.The hike starts ...

    4.3 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike the Canyon Loop in Providence Canyon

    Miniscule compared to the Grand Canyon, this vibrant-colored canyon offers a unique adventure unlike any other in Georgia. The most popular way to explore the canyon is through the 4.8 mile Canyon Loop Trail in the Providence Canyon Outdoor Recrea...

    4.8 miles 298 ft gain

  • Hike to Panther Creek Falls, Georgia

    Park at the Panther Creek Recreation Area. The fee to park here is $4. There is extra parking alongside the road if the parking lot is full.The trail begins opposite the parking area, noted by a wooden sign. The trail gains elevation here and ther...

    7 miles 200 ft gain

  • Camp on Cumberland Island

    Cumberland Island is surreal. Although a ferry ride is required from the mainland, it is well worth it. Hopping off of the short boat ride, you can feel that this place is something special. Live Oaks covered in Spanish Moss cover the entire islan...

  • Hike to Springer Mountain

    Begin your journey from Amicalola Falls State Park. Despite the steep climb, you should park at the base of the falls and climb the steps for a great view of one of the grandest falls in the South. (For more on that hike, see: "Climb the Stairs to...

    19 miles 4346 ft gain

  • Camp at Stafford Beach on Cumberland Island

    Once you have reached the island by ferry from St. Mary's, GA, you will receive an orientation about your campsite and the island (You can rent bicycles at the main office on the island, too). Stafford Beach is 3.5 miles from the ferry landing so ...

    7 miles

  • Hike and Camp the Big Poplar Loop , F.D. Roosevelt SP

    We camped a few nights in the F.D. Roosevelt campground in our Airstream before setting out for two nights in the backcountry. Our first stop was at the Visitor Center to talk with the ranger and plan our route. Some of the campsites are limited a...

    7.8 miles

  • Hike to Rabun Bald

    Starting at the trailhead you begin by following the yellow blazes. The trail isn't well marked so keep an eye out for the blazes you see. The trailhead starts at the dead end of Kelsey Mountain Trail. The path immediately starts to incline and do...

    3 miles 4696 ft gain

  • Hike to Hogpen Gap

    Hogpen Gap is one of six "Gaps" of North Georgia. If you are planning to go on this trip from town, you will be starting from a parking lot at the bottom of the trailhead. If you happen to be thru-hiking on the AT, you just take an extra half-mile...

    1 miles

  • Backpack the Appalachian Trail from Blood Mountain to Cowrock Mountain

    North Georgia is packed with awesome mountain trails, but few boast the beauty and magnitude of the Appalachian Trail. The hike from Blood Mountain to Cowrock Mountain is one of the more scenic sections of the AT in Georgia, in terms of mountain v...

    14 miles 2907 ft gain

  • Backpack the Parallel Trail to Yankee Paradise Campground

    Start your adventure in St. Mary's, GA, where the [Cumberland Island National Seashore Ferry]http://www.cumberlandislandferry.com/) is located. You'll receive your tickets and hop on the ferry for a 45 minute ride to the island. Once you are dropp...

    15 miles

  • Hike the Gahuti Trail

    Fort Mountain rises prominently from the plateau to the West, serving as the start of the Blue Ridge Mountain range in Georgia. The Gahuti Backcountry Trail circumnavigates the mountain, with several overlooks with views in all directions.  At 8.1...

    8.1 miles 1223 ft gain