Ellijay, Georgia

Top Spots in and near Ellijay

  • 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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  • Ellijay, Georgia

    Mountain Biking Bear Creek

    Bear Creek is a southern favorite amongst the mountain biking community. There are many variations and add-ons to make this ride more challenging, but the classic up and back from the parking lot at the base of Bear Creek is one of the most rewarding and adrenaline pumping runs you will find in ...
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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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  • 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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  • Blue Ridge, Georgia

    Long Branch Loop Trail

    5.0
    2.33 mi / 299 ft gain
    Long Branch Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Blue Ridge, Georgia.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jasper, Georgia

    Mount Oglethorpe

    0.69 mi / 49 ft gain
    Mount Oglethorpe, located in Jasper, Georgia, offers a challenging hiking trail that spans approximately 0.69 miles. The trail is marked by a steady incline, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced hikers. The path is well-maintained and clearly marked, ensuring a safe journey for all hik...
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  • Morganton, Georgia

    Camp at Morganton Point

    Morganton Point Campground is one of the most well-maintained campgrounds in North Georgia. There are sites available for both RVs and tents, but the tent section is separate from the RV area so don't worry about any noisy generators!  I camped at Site F, a tent-only campsite. This campsite (and ...
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  • Copperhill, Tennessee

    Hike the Beech Bottom Trail to Jacks River Falls

    5.0
    9 mi / 315 ft gain
    Jacks River Falls is one of Georgia's most impressive waterfalls.  Containing several cascades that combine to an 80 foot waterfall, this destination provides spectacular views and refreshing pools to take a dip in.  You can approach the falls from either Jacks River Falls trail or the Beech Bott...
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  • Turtletown, Tennessee

    Mountain Bike the Brush Creek Trail (Tanasi Trail System)

    14 mi / 709 ft gain
    Brush Creek Trail belongs to the popular Tanasi Trail System in Ocoee, Tennessee. The Brush Creek Trail Trailhead is found at Boyd's Gap Overlook off US Highway 64 two miles South from the Ocoee Whitewater Center. From the parking circle, locate a gate towards the left side of the overlook. There...
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  • Copperhill, Tennessee

    Explore Ocoee Whitewater Center

    This location showcases the Ocoee river and the area used in the 1996 Olympics. This area is beautiful and has some amazing views. The drive to the whitewater center is called the Ocoee Scenic Byway and is the first national forest byway. The drive is gorgeous and features some amazing mountain v...
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  • Cleveland, Georgia

    Hike the Appalachian Trail to Preachers Rock

    5.0
    2.1 mi / 425 ft gain
    The Appalachian Trail is arguably the most famous thru-hike in the world.  Along its 2,181-mile journey, there are many beautiful mountain views, and Preachers Rock is definitely one of them.  A large granite slab near the summit of Big Cedar Mountain reveals mountain views that are truly the epi...
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Nottely Reservoir Trail

    2.53 mi / 335 ft gain
    Nottely Reservoir Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Blairsville, Georgia.
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Camping and Lodging in Ellijay

Woodring Campground
Ellijay, Georgia

Woodring Campground

Doll Mountain Day Use Area Shelter
Ellijay, Georgia

Doll Mountain Day Use Area Shelter

Doll Mt. Campground
Ellijay, Georgia

Doll Mt. Campground

Woodring Day Use Area Shelter
Ellijay, Georgia

Woodring Day Use Area Shelter

Damsite Day Use Area Shelter
Ellijay, Georgia

Damsite Day Use Area Shelter

Northbank Day Use Area Shelter
Chatsworth, Georgia

Northbank Day Use Area Shelter