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Canton, Georgia

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  • Dawsonville, Georgia

    Amicalola Falls

    4.3
    0.73 mi / 292 ft gain
    Adventurers access the falls through the state park entrance. From the parking lot, hikers follow the clearly marked signs to the base of the falls. The incline begins by the pond at the base of the falls. From the pond, follow the incline along the cascading portion of the falls to the stairs. A...
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  • Dawsonville, Georgia

    Hike to Springer Mountain

    3.5
    19 mi / 4346 ft gain
    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 Amicalola Falls"). From the top of the falls, fol...
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  • Duluth, Georgia

    Bunten Road Park Loop

    1.66 mi / 121 ft gain
    Bunten Road Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Duluth, Georgia.
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  • Dawsonville, Georgia

    Amicalola Falls Loop via Upper Observation Platform

    5.0
    1.93 mi / 666 ft gain
    To get there you can use Google Maps or Waze to “Upper Observation Platform” – W Ridge Staircase, Dawsonville, GA 30534. The other option is to start at the visitor center. If you start at the visitor center, it will add about a mile to your hike so parking in the upper parking lot like us will s...
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  • Ellijay, Georgia

    Hike the Tumbling Waters Trail

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 160 ft gain
    Just North of Carters Lake lies one of its tributaries, Tails Creek.  The Tumbling Waters Trail follows along a scenic stretch of this creek as it cascades its way towards the lake.  This trail is moderately trafficked and considered a local favorite. The Tumbling Waters trailhead also contains a...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Morningside Nature Preserve Loop

    4.5
    2.01 mi / 154 ft gain
    Park your car on the residential road and look across the street into the woods for the trail. The trail winds around through a bamboo forest with streams winding in and out. The trail splits and you can either take the high road or low road closer to the river. Both trails meet back up near the...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline

    4.7
    1.93 mi / 164 ft gain
    To visit the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline, park in the paid public parking (different pricing Monday-Thursday & Friday-Sunday) at the far southeast corner of Piedmont Park, behind the Park Tavern restaurant and brewery. From there, walk to the intersection of Monroe Dr. and 10th St....
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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Sweetwater Creek White Loop

    4.5
    4.87 mi / 371 ft gain
    Sweetwater Creek State Park offers a breath of fresh air and beautiful sights only 15 miles from Atlanta. The park has 9 miles of trails to choose from. The shortest of the three trails is the Red Trail (1 mile, one-way). After a half mile you will arrive at the impressive 5 story New Manchester ...
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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Sweetwater Creek Red Trail

    4.8
    1.48 mi / 46 ft gain
    Sweetwater Creek State Park lies just about 20 minutes West of Downtown Atlanta.  An easy drive along I-20 from the large city makes this park a very popular destination, especially on the weekends.  Out of the parks three main trails, the Red Trail is by far my favorite.  Scenic river views and ...
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  • Stone Mountain, Georgia

    Stone Mountain

    4.2
    2.23 mi / 650 ft gain
    Stone Mountain sits on the outskirts of downtown Atlanta. Located in the center of Stone Mountain Park, this 1,686 ft. granite mound provides visitors with a challenging cardio workout and excellent panoramic views of the Atlanta metropolitan area.  Those who want to climb Stone Mountain should...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Hike the Cascade Springs Trail

    5.0
    1.9 mi
    A quick and local getaway from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta city life, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve offers over 100 acres of forested trails that lead to Utoy Creek and Cascade Falls.The trail starts at the parking area and leads to a boardwalk where old historical structures stand alongsi...
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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir)

    5.0
    3.24 mi / 367 ft gain
    Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir) is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Dahlonega, Georgia.
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Hike around the Doll's Head Trail At Constitution Lakes Park

    3.5
    1 mi
    Locating the entrance to Constitution Lakes Park is the hardest part of this hike.  There's no specific address to take you to the parking lot, but if you find South River Industrial Boulevard, you'll see the sign for Constitution Lakes Park on your right.  Parking is free and there are two trail...
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  • Chatsworth, Georgia

    Hike the Gahuti Trail

    4.0
    8.1 mi / 1223 ft gain
    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 miles, this hike is moderately difficult, but can...
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  • Chatsworth, Georgia

    Hike the West Overlook Trail and CCC Stone Tower Trail Loop

    4.7
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Fort Mountain State Park is filled with horse trails, biking trails, walking trails, camping sites, and a lake. Once you arrive at the park you pay a $5 entrance fee and will receive a park map. While visiting I walked the West Overlook Trail and came back down the CCC Tower Trail. This is a 1 mi...
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  • Chatsworth, Georgia

    Emery Creek Falls

    5.0
    5.9 mi / 833 ft gain
    The hike to the five waterfalls on the Emery Creek trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in Georgia. This trail is moderate in climb, yet secluded in the Cohutta Wilderness and challenging enough to keep crowds away. Two things to note about this trail: it is wet (there are 20 creek crossing...
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