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Hiking, walking and backpacking trails of Georgia

Allatoona Pass, Cartersville

Historic walk through a Civil War battlefield along the railbed of the old Western and Atlantic Railroad.

Amicalola Falls Trail, Ellijay,Dawsonville
Includes the Base of Falls Trail; Takes hikers from the visitors center to the top of Amicalola Falls

Amicalola Falls West Ridge, Dawsonville, Ellijay
Trail complex on the west side of Amicalola Gorge including the Riverside Trail, the West Ridge Loop Trail, the Laurel Ridge Trail and the new ADA trail to the crossover bridge

Amicalola River Trail, Dawsonville, Tate
Follows Amicalola River to Edge of the World rapids then climbs into Dawson WMA

Andrews Cove Trail, Helen
AT approach trail to Indian Grave Gap, beautiful in late Spring.

Anna Ruby Falls Trail, Helen
Climbs to Georgia's most popular falls on Trey Mountain, north of Helen and Unicoi State Park.

AT Springer Mountain to Woody Gap, Dawsonville,Ellijay
First leg of the Appalachian Trail passes Three Forks, one of the best known intersections.

AT Woody Gap to Neels Gap, Dahlonega
Perhaps the prettiest part of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, this climbs Blood Mountain to a scenic view.

AT Neels Gap to Hogpen Gap, Dahlonega,Cleveland
Ventures deep into the backwoods of north Georgia, briefly follows Russell Scenic Highway, then returns to finish a short time later on the same road.

AT Hogpen Gap to Unicoi Gap, Hiawasee,Helen,Blairsville
Wilderness portion of the trail with the highlight being the source of the Chattahoochee River

Arkaquah Trail, Cleveland,Blairsville
Trail follows the high ridge from Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap.

Bartram Trail, Clayton
Bartram Trail covers 37 miles walked by the naturalist in the 1770's

Bear Creek Trail, Ellijay
Hike near Ellijay features one of North Georgia's largest trees, the Gannett poplar

Benton MacKaye, Sec. I, Dahlonega,Ellijay
From Springer Mountain to Three Forks, Section I of the Benton Mackaye Trail takes you along the high ridge of the Appalachian Mountains.

Benton MacKaye, Sec. II, Blue Ridge, Dahlonega
Remote hike into the Chattahoochee National Forest

Big Rock Nature Trail, Chatsworth, Ellijay
Wonderful loop trail past the cascades of Gold Mine Creek

Big Creek Greenway (North Point), Alpharetta
Follows the flood plain of Big Creek from Haynes Bridge Rd. to Mansell Rd.

Brasstown Bald Trail, Blairsville,Cleveland
Short hike to the top of Brasstown Bald, highest mountain in Georgia. Stunning views mark the end of this trail.

Broad River Trail, Cornelia
Great family hiking trail that follows the middle fork of the Broad River in historic Stephens County

Burnt Hickory Loop, Marietta
Burnt Hickory Loop is the most challenging of the 16 miles of trails in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Byron Herbert Reece Access Trail, Blairsville
Formerly the Blood Mountain Spur Trail, this is the AT access trail at Neel's Gap

Cheatham Hill Loop, Marietta
Center of the most ferocious fighting during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the trail passes the impressive Illinois Monument, The Dead Angle, and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Cheatham Hill Connector, Marietta
Connects the Burnt Hickory Loop to the Cheatham Hill Loop in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Chickamauga Creek Trail, Lafayette
On Pigeon Mountain, this trail loops around the Tennessee Valley Divide.

Coleman River Trail, Clayton
This is a quick, good trail, but watch out for the bridges.

Cooper Iron Works Trail, Cartersville
Historic trail that leads past the only remains of the town of Etowah, destroyed during the Atlanta Campaign.

Coosa Backcountry Trail, Blairsville
Loop trail in the rugged mountains near Vogel State Park

Denton Branch Trail, Clayton
Quick in and out to Denton Branch Falls in a remote area of Towns County.

Desoto Falls Trail, Cleveland,Dahlonega,Blairsville
Great hike alongside Frogtown Creek to the middle falls. Lower falls are near the trailhead.

Dick's Creek Falls, Clayton
Walk alongside Dick's Creek to the Chattooga River and Dicks Creek Falls.

Disney Trail, Dalton
Steep and challenging, this trail offers some scenic views and area history.

Dockery Lake Trail, Dahlonega
Acceess to the Appalachian Trail. Dockery Lake, at the trailhead offers fishing and camping.

Dukes Creek Falls Trail, Helen
On the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway, the trail follows a series of switchbacks to beautiful Dukes Creek Falls

Duncan Ridge Trail, Dahlonega
One of the most difficult trails east of the Mississippi, this footpath features long, near vertical scrambles over rock and steep rises

East Palisades, Atlanta
Loop trail circles a Chattahoochee National Recreation Area park on and above the river.

Emery Creek Trail, Chatsworth
From North Georgia's Cohutta Loop, this trail drops hundreds of feet to Emery Creek.

Eyes on Wildlife Trail, Dahlonega
Fun loop trail that was poorly marked the last time we hiked it.

Falls Branch Falls, Blue Ridge
Follows a section of the Benton MacKaye Trail to a side trail leading to Falls Branch Falls.

Fort Mountain Loop, Chatsworth, Ellijay
Popular loop at the top of Fort Mountain allowing access to the enimatic rock wall and lookout tower

Glen Falls, Lookout Mountain
Fairly level walk to a high mountain falls on Lookout Mountain

Grassy Mountain Tower Trail, Chatsworth
Energetic hike to a lovely view of the Cohutta Wilderness from a fire tower.

Helton Creek Falls, Blairsville,Dahlonega,Helen
Brief hike through a cool mountain cove to two waterfalls, both of which are on Helton Creek. An observation deck has recently been added in the area of the second falls.

Hemlock Falls Trail, Clayton
Great hike alongside a gurgling stream to a pretty waterfall.

Hidden Pond Songbird Trail, Resaca,Jasper
Trail developed to encourage wildlife and waterfowl viewing, including multiple blinds along a beaver pond.

Horse Trough Falls Trail, Helen,Hiawassee
This brief leg-stretch is marked by the first bridge across the Chattahoochee River.

Jacks Knob Trail, Cleveland,Blairsville
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps as access to Brasstown Bald, this trail climbs to the top of Wolfpen Ridge.

Jarrard Gap Trail, Suches

Johns Mountain Trail, Lafayette,Resaca,Rome
One of three trails in The Pocket, Johns' Mountain follows a high ridge south, finally leaving the ridge and falling to the upper Keown Falls viewing platform

Jones Bridge (Chattahoochee National Recreation Area), Roswell
This relatively flat, wide trail climbs two low ridges, explores 2 flood plains and follows the Chattahoochee River

Kennesaw Mountain Trail, Marietta
The mountain trail climb 1000 feet in just over a mile, past trenches, old roads and original Civil War embankments

Kennesaw Mountain Road, Marietta
Paved road allows access to the top of Kennesaw Mountain walking or by car on weekdays and by bus on weekends.

Keown Falls Trail, Lafayette,Resaca
Loop hike to the high-mountain Keown Falls.

Kolb's Farm Loop, Marietta
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park loop trail from Cheatham Hill to Kolb's Farm across hilly terrain south of the mountain.

Logan Turnpike, Dahlonega
At first easy, the last mile climb to the Appalachian Trail is difficult.

Long Creek Falls, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Dahlonega
Follows the Appalachian Trail to the blue blazed Long Creek Falls side trail.

Benton MacKaye Trail, Ellijay,Blue Ridge
Long trail that covers the western Appalachians, this 50 mile trail runs from Springer Mountain to the Cohutta Wilderness

Mathis Trail, Gainesville
A 1.0 mile hike that takes you through a diverse hardwood forest and crosses Elachee Creek

Mill Shoals Trail, Dahlonega
Mill Shoals is actually a fun trail, without a lot of hard walking or scenic views.

Mountaintown Creek Trail, Ellijay
Trail follows Mountain Creek to the Cohutta Loop.

Newtown Trail, Calhoun
Newtown Trail explores a lowland river and high overlook that held the overflow during Council Meetings at the Cherokee Capital of New Echota

Oak Ridge Nature Trail, Ellijay
Scenic trail along a ridge overlooking Carters Lake

Panther Creek Trail, Tallulah Falls
Challenging point-to-point hike past smaller falls, cascades and Panther Creek Falls.

Pocket Trail, Lafayette,Resaca
Deep in the Pocket, a geological formation, this recreation area features hiking, camping, and picnicking. Nearby Lake Marvin has some great fishing.

Raven Cliff Falls Trail, Helen
Trail follows Dodd Creek to Raven Cliff Falls. Multiple falls and cascades make this an enjoyable hike.

Rocktown Trail, Lafayette
A strange, almost eerie, series of rock structures that appear to be an organized community

Slaughter Creek Trail, Dahlonega,Blairsville
Probably the easiest access trail to the AT in Georgia, hikers use it for access to Blood Mountain

Smith Creek Trail, Helen
The trail runs near the ridge top of Smith Mountain and follows, but does not come near, Smith Creek.

Savannah and Ogeechee Canal, Richmond Hill
This level walk is a trip deep into Georgia's history by an antebellum canal

Songbird Trail, Chatsworth
Fun trail for the diversity of birds and for the interesting beaver dams.

Sosebee Cove, Dahlonega,Blairsville
Loop trail through diverse north-facing cove near Vogel State Park.

Southern Terminus Approach Trail, Dahlonega, Ellijay, Dawsonville
Access path to the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail on Springer Mountain.

Springer Mountain, Ellijay
Shortest access path to the top of Springer Mountain, this trail has scenic views, shelter and privy.

Stanley Gap Trail, Blue Ridge

Sweetwater Park Historic Trail, Douglasville
Great historic walk past the Factory Shoals ruins of the ghost town of Manchester, Georgia.

Tumbling Waters Trail, Ellijay, Carters
Follows Carters Lake to a bridge across Tails Creek.

Vickery Creek Trail, Roswell
Highlight the historical aspects of the old Roswell Mill, and its importance to the South during the Civil War.

Vickery Creek Trail Complex, Roswell
Complex of interwoven trails that circle a knob on the Chattahoochee River

Wagon Train Trail, Blairsville,Cleveland
Beautiful, well banked trail that walks more like a road.

Yellow Mountain Trail, Dahlonega
Coopers Creek recreational area, with great fishing and camping nearby.

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