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    • Clarkesville, Georgia

      Panther Creek Falls

      3.7
      7.27 mi / 659 ft gain
      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 there with several drop-offs secured by cable cord f...
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    • Toccoa, Georgia

      Explore Toccoa Falls

      3.6
      0.2 mi
      Park at the welcome center of Toccoa College.The trailhead is behind the welcome center, starting at the gates to the right of the center. The trail takes you along a creek on a gravel trail. After a short distance, you will reach Toccoa Falls, where the water pours off the rocks from over 180 fe...
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    • Lakemont, Georgia

      Minnehaha Falls

      4.2
      0.39 mi / 98 ft gain
      Despite their beauty, not many hikers know about Minnehaha Falls. Even more shocking, these are some of the most accessible falls in all of North Georgia. Round trip, the hike to the falls will only take about a half a mile. Hikers can park along the side of the road at the trailhead. Follow the ...
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    • Cleveland, Georgia

      Mount Yonah Trail

      4.17 mi / 1430 ft gain
      Mount Yonah Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cleveland, Georgia.
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    • Cleveland, Georgia

      Hike and Climb to Yonah Mountain

      4.9
      4.53 mi / 1417 ft gain
      The trail starts at "Mt. Yonah Trailhead" and is 4.4 mile round-trip with elevation of 1,500' to 3,166'. The trail stays below moderate tree coverage until around the halfway point where you will come upon a clearing known as the first LZ (landing zone). The mountain is shared with hikers by Army...
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    • Tallulah Falls, Georgia

      Hike to Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge SP

      4.4
      1.85 mi / 564 ft gain
      The trail is located in Tallulah Gorge State Park which is about 1 ½ hours northeast of Atlanta, off of Highway 441. There is a $5 per car entry fee into the park and they prefer the use of cash. From there, follow the signs to the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center, where there is parking and pl...
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    • Tallulah Falls, Georgia

      Camp at Tallulah Gorge State Park

      4.7
      Tallulah Gorge is a must-see feature of Georgia. Campers can lay low and experience the gorge from its floor, engaging in river activities such as kayaking or swimming. Those seeking a thrill can hike the rim trails of the gorge, and even cross an 80' high suspension bridge. (Hikers who may be fe...
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    • Helen, Georgia

      Hike the Unicoi Lake Trail

      1.9 mi
      Unicoi State Park is a pleasant, refreshing park just outside of Helen, GA. There is a hiking trail, kayaking/canoeing launch, paddle boat rentals, camping area, and even a 3 segment zipline course (all three were fantastic)! Fishing is allowed, and when we went last there were a few kayakers fis...
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    • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

      Anna Ruby Falls

      4.0
      1 mi / 374 ft gain
      The hike to Anna Ruby Falls located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, bordering and often mistaken for being located in Unicoi State Park, begins at the Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center. There is a $3 per person fee (16 years and under are free) to access the parking lot of the visitor center a...
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    • Long Creek, South Carolina

      Hike to the Brasstown Falls

      4.5
      0.5 mi
      These waterfalls are absolutely beautiful during the summer greenery and fall foliage, but open to access year around.Driving Directions: From Westminister, follow US 76 West for 11.8 miles and turn left onto Brasstown Road. Follow this road 4.1 miles to FS 751. (The pavement ends in 2.6 miles.) ...
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    • Tiger, Georgia

      Hike to Glassy Mountain

      5.0
      1 mi / 3415 ft gain
      In order to find this hidden gem, you'll have to drive quite a ways up the mountain first, otherwise it is a very steep incline. There will be limited parking at the gate that stops you from driving the whole way up. You will turn onto a road called "Glassy Mountain Rd" and that will be the road ...
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    • Helen, Georgia

      Hike to Dukes Creek Falls

      4.2
      1.9 mi / 300 ft gain
      Starting with a scenic overlook of Yonah mountain and ending with three waterfalls, Dukes Creek falls is the perfect hike on any occasion. This easy 1 mile trail has spectacular views and is great for dogs and families. The trail is gravel and boardwalk the whole way and great for any age. The pa...
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    • Clarkesville, Georgia

      Paddle Lake Burton

      3.0
      Lake Burton is, in my opinion, Georgia's most scenic large lake.  It is completely surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and has some of the clearest water in the state.  Moccasin Creek State Park is a great launching point for all of your paddling adventures, whether you own your own vessel or ...
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    • Helen, Georgia

      Raven Cliff Falls

      4.6
      4.78 mi / 584 ft gain
      The hike to Raven Cliff Falls round-trip is about 5 miles. The scenery is amazing the whole way through with beautiful cascading waterfalls and running streams filled with wildlife everywhere you look. Along the way, there are a few campsites where during the warm months you'll see many tents set...
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    • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

      Unicoi Gap and Indian Grave Gap Loop

      5.0
      5.04 mi / 1765 ft gain
      The Unicoi Gap and Indian Grave Gap Loop in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, is a moderately challenging hiking trail. Spanning approximately 5.04 miles, the loop offers a variety of terrain, including forested areas, open fields, and rocky paths. The trail is known for its two significant landmarks: U...
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    • Hiawassee, Georgia

      Blue Hole and High Shoals Creek Falls

      4.8
      2.45 mi / 479 ft gain
      Located just a few miles north of Helen, Georgia is this hidden gem. The road that leads up to the starting point of the hike is a bit tricky to find so make sure you have your GPS to help a little, its a gravel road that winds up the mountain for a about a mile. The dirt trail winds down throug...
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    Camping and Lodging in Clarkesville

    Fern Springs Day Use Picnic Area
    Mount Airy, Georgia

    Fern Springs Day Use Picnic Area

    Nancytown Group Campground
    Mount Airy, Georgia

    Nancytown Group Campground

    Lake Russell Recreation Area
    Cornelia, Georgia

    Lake Russell Recreation Area

    Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area
    Lakemont, Georgia

    Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area

    Lake Winfield Scott Rec
    Blairsville, Georgia

    Lake Winfield Scott Rec

    Whetstone Horse Camp
    Mountain Rest, South Carolina

    Whetstone Horse Camp