Top Adventures in Blairsville

  • Hike the Arkaquah Trail to Brasstown Bald

    The Arkaquah Trail is unique as far as North Georgia trails go for any reasons.  Its elevation gain and distance puts it near the top for most challenging day hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  If the 11 miles round-trip sounds a bit daunting, th...

    11 miles 3756 ft gain

  • Camp at Vogel State Park

    Nestled at the foot of Blood Mountain is one of Georgia's most scenic State Parks.  With over 90 campsites and 35 charming cottages, 17 miles of hiking trails, a beautiful alpine lake, and a charming waterfall, Vogel State Park highlights all of t...

  • Hike the Trahlyta Lake Trail to Trahlyta Falls

    Lake Trahlyta in Vogel State Park offers a truly unique combination of natural beauty and opportunity for recreation.  The easy one-mile Lake Trahlyta trail circles the emerald colored lake and has a short deviation that leads to a calming, yet im...

    1 miles 30 ft gain

  • Hike the Bear Hair Gap Trail

    Vogel State Park is one of the many beautifully preserved wilderness parks of Northern Georgia.  With a stunning alpine lake and 17 miles of trails, you cannot go wrong.  The Bear Hair Trail is the perfect mid-distance option that will reward you ...

    5.5 miles 675 ft gain

  • Hike to the Brasstown Bald Peak

    Once you make it to the parking area (parking fee required) to Brasstown Bald you will be at about 4284 feet elevation. From there you will have a short (0.6 mile) but steep hike to the tower that sits atop Brasstown Bald. Along the path you will...

    1.2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Miller Trek

    This is an awesome trek with views of both Young Harris and Hiawassee, GA! The trail starts from the parking area where there is the Miller Trek A-Frame (see photo for reference)! There are several different trails within the trail system on the m...

    6.3 miles 1325 ft gain

  • Hike to Helton Creek Falls

    Getting to Helton Creek Falls can be a little bit tricky. You can either access the trailhead from 348 (the less popular, more adventurous route), or you can access the trailhead easily off of highway 19.  The reason why access from 348 is a bit t...

    0.6 miles 22 ft gain

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hike to Horsetrough Falls

    To get to the trail head you will follow Wilks road five miles to Upper Chattahoochee River Campground. The five miles down the gravel road should be doable for a majority of cars as the gravel road is in good condition. Pretty much if you feel co...

    0.4 miles 10 ft gain

  • Hike to Desoto Falls, Georgia

    The Chattahoochee National Forest is another kind of jungle.  On hot summer days well over 95 degrees, the forest canopy provides a shelter for human and wildlife alike. Here adventurers can enjoy hiking the Desoto Falls trail(s), try their luck a...

    2 miles

  • 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

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Lake Winfield Scott Rec

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      Getaway Chattahoochee

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    • Hayesville, North Carolina

      Jackrabbit Mountain

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    • Morganton, Georgia

      Morganton Point

      Overview The Morganton Point Recreation Area is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District, within the beautiful northeast Georgia mountains. Pristine water and scenic views draw visitors from aroun...

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      Murphy / Peace Valley KOA

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      Standing Indian Campground

      Overview Whether traveling with an RV or tent, Standing Indian Campground is a prime place to stop for a night or spend several days in the picturesque Nantahala National Forest. The campground's m...

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