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The Best Backpacking in Chattahoochee National Forest

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Chattahoochee National Forest

  • Cherry Log, Georgia

    Rich Mountain Trail

    13.36 mi / 2667 ft gain
    Rich Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cherry Log, Georgia.
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  • Suches, Georgia

    Lake Winfield Scott to Bryon Herbert Reece Trail

    6.36 mi / 1690 ft gain
    Lake Winfield Scott to Bryon Herbert Reece Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Suches, Georgia.
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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Ramrock Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    3.65 mi / 666 ft gain
    Ramrock Mountain via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Suches, Georgia.
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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Dockery Lake Trail

    6.92 mi / 1460 ft gain
    Dockery Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Suches, Georgia.
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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Dockery Lake Trail to Preacher's Rock

    10.54 mi / 2156 ft gain
    Dockery Lake Trail to Preacher's Rock is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Cleveland, Georgia.
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Vogel State Park to Neels Gap

    12.14 mi / 3583 ft gain
    Vogel State Park to Neels Gap is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Blairsville, Georgia.
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Duncan Ridge Trail: Vogel State Park to Amicalola Falls

    70.38 mi / 14377 ft gain
    Duncan Ridge Trail: Vogel State Park to Amicalola Falls is a point-to-point trail that is good for all skill levels located near Blairsville, Georgia.
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Byron Reece to Blood Mountain via Appalachian Trail to Slaughter Creek Loop

    11.16 mi / 3038 ft gain
    Byron Reece to Blood Mountain via Appalachian Trail to Slaughter Creek Loop is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Blairsville, Georgia.
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Blood Mountain via Byron Reece Trailhead

    4.7
    4.34 mi / 1447 ft gain
    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 at the Byron Reece trailhead at Neels Gap where ...
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Appalachian Trail from Blood Mountain to Cowrock Mountain

    4.0
    14 mi / 2907 ft gain
    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 views.  Do this hike as a full day hike, or spread ...
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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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  • Cleveland, Georgia

    Wolf Laurel Top via Appalachian Trail

    4.24 mi / 1142 ft gain
    Wolf Laurel Top via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Blairsville, Georgia.
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  • Helen, Georgia

    Hike to Hogpen Gap

    4.0
    1 mi
    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 of your hike and begin following the blue blazes....
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  • Helen, Georgia

    Appalachian Trail: Hogpen Gap to Unicoi Gap

    13.72 mi / 2349 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Hogpen Gap to Unicoi Gap is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Cleveland, Georgia.
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  • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

    Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain Shelter

    11.01 mi / 3264 ft gain
    Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain Shelter is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Hiawassee, Georgia.
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  • Epworth, Georgia

    Cohutta to Big Frog Wilderness via Benton Mackaye Trailhead

    16.22 mi / 3140 ft gain
    Cohutta to Big Frog Wilderness via Benton Mackaye Trailhead is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Blue Ridge, Georgia.
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