Gainesville, Georgia

Top Spots in and near Gainesville

  • Gainesville, Georgia

    Swim in Lake Sidney Lanier at Dogwood Park

    3.0
    Lake Sidney Lanier is pretty big, but you don't need to be overwhelmed when you visit the lake via Dogwood Park. The park has a large pavilion and a few other picnic tables, lots of shade trees, and a couple of ways to access the lake. On the left side, there's an abandoned marina (dangerous—it's...
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  • Gainesville, Georgia

    Mountain Bike Chicopee Woods' Flying Squirrel Trail

    4.7 mi / 200 ft gain
    There is a designated parking lot for the Chicopee Woods mountain bike trails with plenty of parking, but it can fill up on weekends.To access the trailhead for Flying Squirrel, you have to take a few other trails (a good warm-up!) to get back to a junction known as ‘Confusion Corner’, which is w...
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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Kayak the Chestatee River South of Dahlonega

    4.0
    This six mile section of the Chestatee River is a safe, enjoyable float mostly away from civilization. There are several small rapids and bumpy areas (class 1) throughout, with two larger rapids (class 1-2) towards the end of the section. It does get pretty shallow in some sections, so keep watch...
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  • Cumming, Georgia

    Hike the Indian Seats Trail

    4.3
    3.24 mi / 453 ft gain
    The Sawnee Mountain Preserve is easy to get to with a GPS and offers plenty of parking. To get to the Indian Seats Trail you will start down a short (.17 mile) trail that will take you to the trailhead. The Indian Seats Trail is a loop so once you reach the marked trail you can go either left or ...
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  • Cumming, Georgia

    Mountainside Loop Trail

    4.0
    5.35 mi / 823 ft gain
    Mountainside Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cumming, Georgia.
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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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  • Dahlonega, Georgia

    Explore Cane Creek Falls

    From the parking lot, walk about 500 feet to the check-in office to let the receptionist know that you would like to visit the falls.  This campground operates as a retreat select times throughout the year and is closed to the public during those times so prior to visiting, be sure to call and fi...
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  • Suwanee, Georgia

    Sims Lake Park Trail

    5.0
    1.17 mi / 135 ft gain
    Sims Lake Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Suwanee, 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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  • 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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  • Lawrenceville, Georgia

    Rhodes Jordan Park Trail

    1.48 mi / 138 ft gain
    Rhodes Jordan Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lawrenceville, Georgia.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alpharetta, Georgia

    Bike or Run the Big Creek Greenway

    3.5
    16 mi / 200 ft gain
    The Big Creek Greenway is a roughly 8-mile stretch of paved trail that runs from its northern Marconi Drive entrance in Alpharetta down to Old Alabama Road in Roswell. There is also an extended bit of the Greenway a little further north in Forsyth County, though these two trails do not connect. T...
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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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Camping and Lodging in Gainesville

Duckett Mill
Gainesville, Georgia

Duckett Mill

Little Hall Shelter (Ga)
Gainesville, Georgia

Little Hall Shelter (Ga)

Bolding Mill Shelters (Ga)
Gainesville, Georgia

Bolding Mill Shelters (Ga)

Bolding Mill
Gainesville, Georgia

Bolding Mill

Old Federal
Flowery Branch, Georgia

Old Federal

Toto Creek Campground
Dawsonville, Georgia

Toto Creek Campground