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The Best Backpacking in Cornelia

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Top backpacking spots in and near Cornelia

  • Clarkesville, Georgia

    Hike to Panther Creek Falls, Georgia

    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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  • Hiawassee, Georgia

    Tray Mountain from Tray Gap via Appalachian Trail

    1.51 mi / 541 ft gain
    Tray Mountain from Tray Gap via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Helen, Georgia.
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  • Hiawassee, Georgia

    Indian Gap to Tray Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    5.68 mi / 1516 ft gain
    Indian Gap to Tray Mountain via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Clayton, Georgia

    Chattooga River Trail

    19.28 mi / 3202 ft gain
    Chattooga River Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Clayton, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Clayton, Georgia

    Hike the James E. Edmond trail to Lookoff Mountain Overlook

    4.0
    7.5 mi / 2378 ft gain
    Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia's highest elevation State Park.  It is adorned with several waterfalls, sweeping overlooks, blooming Rhododendron's, and plenty of miles of trail.  The James E. Edmond trail is the longest and by far most challenging hike in the park.  Its medium-long dis...
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  • Hiawassee, Georgia

    Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap

    8.84 mi / 2533 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Clayton, 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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