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The Best Hiking in Georgia

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

Top hiking spots in and near Georgia

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Cloudland Canyon's Waterfall Trail

    4.9
    1.21 mi / 325 ft gain
    When you enter Cloudland Canyon State Park you will drive straight through all of the 4 way stops for about 1 mile before you reach the parking lot for the Waterfall Trail. The parking area does have restrooms and picnic tables if you would like to bring a lunch. What goes down must come up! I...
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  • Lumpkin, Georgia

    Hike the Canyon Loop in Providence Canyon

    4.4
    2.15 mi / 236 ft gain
    Miniscule compared to the Grand Canyon, this vibrant-colored canyon offers a unique adventure unlike any other in Georgia. The most popular way to explore the canyon is through the 4.8 mile Canyon Loop Trail in the Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area. ($5 for parking) The White Blaze Canyo...
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  • Roswell, Georgia

    Hike to the Roswell Mill Ruins via Vickery Creek Trail

    4.4
    3.46 mi / 374 ft gain
    From Riverside Road, the Vickery Creek Trail takes you alongside the creek, then to an intersection where you will turn right. Switch onto Outer Loop Trail at the next intersection, and keep an eye out for marked junctions going forward. The trail will take you to the Roswell Mill waterfall, the...
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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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  • Hiawassee, Georgia

    Blue Hole and High Shoals Creek Falls

    4.7
    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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  • 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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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Hike the White Loop at Sweetwater Creek

    4.5
    4.87 mi / 371 ft gain
    Sweetwater Creek State Park offers a breath of fresh air and beautiful sights only 15 miles from Atlanta. The park has 9 miles of trails to choose from. The shortest of the three trails is the Red Trail (1 mile, one-way). After a half mile you will arrive at the impressive 5 story New Manchester ...
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  • Cartersville, Georgia

    Hike Pine Mountain

    4.6
    2.11 mi / 597 ft gain
    The Pine Mountain Trail winds and climbs its way to awesome summit views, along massive granite outcrops and serene forest. Hike over wooden bridges, across sparkling streams, past misty waterfalls & rock outcroppings, varied forest, scenic overlooks, & leaping deer. This local gem is tuc...
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  • Stonecrest, Georgia

    Hike Arabia Mountain, GA

    4.5
    1.52 mi / 89 ft gain
    The trail begins right off Klondike Road by the parking lot with restrooms, which is almost impossible to miss. Upon arriving, you begin a steady climb along the barren rock face. At this point, keep an eye out for the prominent cairns to guide you up and down the mountain. The trail itself is o...
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  • Lookout Mountain, Georgia

    Explore Lula Lake Land Trust

    3.9
    3.4 mi / 459 ft gain
    Lula Lake Land Trust may only be accessible on the first and last Saturday of every month, but a visit to this North Georgia park is well worth planning for. It offers a small, but beautiful lake, a large waterfall, and over 6 miles of trails for hiking or biking. The 1-mile level gravel road fro...
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  • Helen, Georgia

    Hike to 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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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Hike to the Brasstown Bald Peak

    4.3
    1.42 mi / 430 ft gain
    Once you make it to the parking area (parking fee required) to Brasstown Bald you will be at about 4284 feet elevation. From there you will have a short (0.6 mile) but steep hike to the tower that sits atop Brasstown Bald. Along the path you will see Rhododendron and various other blooms dependi...
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  • Stone Mountain, Georgia

    Hike or Run Stone Mountain

    4.0
    2.25 mi / 700 ft gain
    Stone Mountain sits on the outskirts of downtown Atlanta. Located in the center of Stone Mountain Park, this 1,686 ft. granite mound provides visitors with a challenging cardio workout and excellent panoramic views of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Those who want to climb Stone Mountain should u...
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