Trail name index
Hiking, walking and backpacking trails of Georgia
Historic walk through a Civil War battlefield along the railbed of the old Western and Atlantic Railroad.
Amicalola Falls Trail
Allatoona Pass, Cartersville
, Ellijay,DawsonvilleIncludes the Base of Falls Trail; Takes hikers from the visitors center to the top of Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls West Ridge
, Dawsonville, EllijayTrail 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, TateFollows Amicalola River to Edge of the World rapids then climbs into Dawson WMA
Andrews Cove Trail
, HelenAT approach trail to Indian Grave Gap, beautiful in late Spring.
Anna Ruby Falls Trail
, HelenClimbs to Georgia's most popular falls on Trey Mountain, north of Helen and Unicoi State Park.
AT Springer Mountain to Woody Gap
, Dawsonville,EllijayFirst leg of the Appalachian Trail passes Three Forks, one of the best known intersections.
AT Woody Gap to Neels Gap
, DahlonegaPerhaps the prettiest part of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, this climbs Blood Mountain to a scenic view.
AT Neels Gap to Hogpen Gap
, Dahlonega,ClevelandVentures 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,BlairsvilleWilderness portion of the trail with the highlight being the source of the Chattahoochee River
, Cleveland,BlairsvilleTrail follows the high ridge from Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap.
, ClaytonBartram Trail covers 37 miles walked by the naturalist in the 1770's
Bear Creek Trail
, EllijayHike near Ellijay features one of North Georgia's largest trees, the Gannett poplar
Benton MacKaye, Sec. I
, Dahlonega,EllijayFrom 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, DahlonegaRemote hike into the Chattahoochee National Forest
Big Rock Nature Trail
, Chatsworth, EllijayWonderful loop trail past the cascades of Gold Mine Creek
Big Creek Greenway (North Point)
, AlpharettaFollows the flood plain of Big Creek from Haynes Bridge Rd. to Mansell Rd.
Brasstown Bald Trail
, Blairsville,ClevelandShort hike to the top of Brasstown Bald, highest mountain in Georgia. Stunning views mark the end of this trail.
Broad River Trail
, CorneliaGreat family hiking trail that follows the middle fork of the Broad River in historic Stephens County
Burnt Hickory Loop
, MariettaBurnt Hickory Loop is the most challenging of the 16 miles of trails in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Byron Herbert Reece Access Trail
, BlairsvilleFormerly the Blood Mountain Spur Trail, this is the AT access trail at Neel's Gap
Cheatham Hill Loop
, MariettaCenter 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
, MariettaConnects the Burnt Hickory Loop to the Cheatham Hill Loop in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Chickamauga Creek Trail
, LafayetteOn Pigeon Mountain, this trail loops around the Tennessee Valley Divide.
Coleman River Trail
, ClaytonThis is a quick, good trail, but watch out for the bridges.
Cooper Iron Works Trail
, CartersvilleHistoric trail that leads past the only remains of the town of Etowah, destroyed during the Atlanta Campaign.
Coosa Backcountry Trail
, BlairsvilleLoop trail in the rugged mountains near Vogel State Park
Denton Branch Trail
, ClaytonQuick in and out to Denton Branch Falls in a remote area of Towns County.
Desoto Falls Trail
, Cleveland,Dahlonega,BlairsvilleGreat hike alongside Frogtown Creek to the middle falls. Lower falls are near the trailhead.
Dick's Creek Falls
, ClaytonWalk alongside Dick's Creek to the Chattooga River and Dicks Creek Falls.
, DaltonSteep and challenging, this trail offers some scenic views and area history.
Dockery Lake Trail
, DahlonegaAcceess to the Appalachian Trail. Dockery Lake, at the trailhead offers fishing and camping.
Dukes Creek Falls Trail
, HelenOn the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway, the trail follows a series of switchbacks to beautiful Dukes Creek Falls
Duncan Ridge Trail
, DahlonegaOne of the most difficult trails east of the Mississippi, this footpath features long, near vertical scrambles over rock and steep rises
, AtlantaLoop trail circles a Chattahoochee National Recreation Area park on and above the river.
Emery Creek Trail
, ChatsworthFrom North Georgia's Cohutta Loop, this trail drops hundreds of feet to Emery Creek.
Eyes on Wildlife Trail
, DahlonegaFun loop trail that was poorly marked the last time we hiked it.
Falls Branch Falls
, Blue RidgeFollows a section of the Benton MacKaye Trail to a side trail leading to Falls Branch Falls.
Fort Mountain Loop
, Chatsworth, EllijayPopular loop at the top of Fort Mountain allowing access to the enimatic rock wall and lookout tower
, Lookout MountainFairly level walk to a high mountain falls on Lookout Mountain
Grassy Mountain Tower Trail
, ChatsworthEnergetic hike to a lovely view of the Cohutta Wilderness from a fire tower.
Helton Creek Falls
, Blairsville,Dahlonega,HelenBrief 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
, ClaytonGreat hike alongside a gurgling stream to a pretty waterfall.
Hidden Pond Songbird Trail
, Resaca,JasperTrail developed to encourage wildlife and waterfowl viewing, including multiple blinds along a beaver pond.
Horse Trough Falls Trail
, Helen,HiawasseeThis brief leg-stretch is marked by the first bridge across the Chattahoochee River.
Jacks Knob Trail
, Cleveland,BlairsvilleBuilt by the Civilian Conservation Corps as access to Brasstown Bald, this trail climbs to the top of Wolfpen Ridge.
Jarrard Gap Trail
Johns Mountain Trail
, Lafayette,Resaca,RomeOne 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)
, RoswellThis relatively flat, wide trail climbs two low ridges, explores 2 flood plains and follows the Chattahoochee River
Kennesaw Mountain Trail
, MariettaThe mountain trail climb 1000 feet in just over a mile, past trenches, old roads and original Civil War embankments
Kennesaw Mountain Road
, MariettaPaved road allows access to the top of Kennesaw Mountain walking or by car on weekdays and by bus on weekends.
Keown Falls Trail
, Lafayette,ResacaLoop hike to the high-mountain Keown Falls.
Kolb's Farm Loop
, MariettaKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park loop trail from Cheatham Hill to Kolb's Farm across hilly terrain south of the mountain.
, DahlonegaAt first easy, the last mile climb to the Appalachian Trail is difficult.
Long Creek Falls
, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, DahlonegaFollows the Appalachian Trail to the blue blazed Long Creek Falls side trail.
Benton MacKaye Trail
, Ellijay,Blue RidgeLong trail that covers the western Appalachians, this 50 mile trail runs from Springer Mountain to the Cohutta Wilderness
, GainesvilleA 1.0 mile hike that takes you through a diverse hardwood forest and crosses Elachee Creek
Mill Shoals Trail
, DahlonegaMill Shoals is actually a fun trail, without a lot of hard walking or scenic views.
Mountaintown Creek Trail
, EllijayTrail follows Mountain Creek to the Cohutta Loop.
, CalhounNewtown 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
, EllijayScenic trail along a ridge overlooking Carters Lake
Panther Creek Trail
, Tallulah FallsChallenging point-to-point hike past smaller falls, cascades and Panther Creek Falls.
, Lafayette,ResacaDeep 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
, HelenTrail follows Dodd Creek to Raven Cliff Falls. Multiple falls and cascades make this an enjoyable hike.
, LafayetteA strange, almost eerie, series of rock structures that appear to be an organized community
Slaughter Creek Trail
, Dahlonega,BlairsvilleProbably the easiest access trail to the AT in Georgia, hikers use it for access to Blood Mountain
Smith Creek Trail
, HelenThe trail runs near the ridge top of Smith Mountain and follows, but does not come near, Smith Creek.
Savannah and Ogeechee Canal
, Richmond HillThis level walk is a trip deep into Georgia's history by an antebellum canal
, ChatsworthFun trail for the diversity of birds and for the interesting beaver dams.
, Dahlonega,BlairsvilleLoop trail through diverse north-facing cove near Vogel State Park.
Southern Terminus Approach Trail
, Dahlonega, Ellijay, DawsonvilleAccess path to the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail on Springer Mountain.
, EllijayShortest 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
, DouglasvilleGreat historic walk past the Factory Shoals ruins of the ghost town of Manchester, Georgia.
Tumbling Waters Trail
, Ellijay, CartersFollows Carters Lake to a bridge across Tails Creek.
Vickery Creek Trail
, RoswellHighlight the historical aspects of the old Roswell Mill, and its importance to the South during the Civil War.
Vickery Creek Trail Complex
, RoswellComplex of interwoven trails that circle a knob on the Chattahoochee River
Wagon Train Trail
, Blairsville,ClevelandBeautiful, well banked trail that walks more like a road.
Yellow Mountain Trail
, DahlonegaCoopers Creek recreational area, with great fishing and camping nearby.