Scenic Georgia Hiking Trails
These trails have received a scenic rating by TrailMasters Pam and Randy Golden
, CartersvilleHistoric walk through a Civil War battlefield along the railbed of the old Western and Atlantic Railroad.
Amicalola Falls Trail
, Ellijay,DawsonvilleIncludes the Base of Falls Trail; Takes hikers from the visitors center to the top of Amicalola Falls
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
Brasstown Bald Trail
, Blairsville,ClevelandShort hike to the top of Brasstown Bald, highest mountain in Georgia. Stunning views mark the end of this trail.
Burnt Hickory Loop
, MariettaBurnt Hickory Loop is the most challenging of the 16 miles of trails in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Cheatham Hill Connector
, MariettaConnects the Burnt Hickory Loop to the Cheatham Hill Loop in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Coleman River Trail
, ClaytonThis is a quick, good trail, but watch out for the bridges.
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.
, AtlantaLoop trail circles a Chattahoochee National Recreation Area park on and above the river.
Eyes on Wildlife Trail
, DahlonegaFun loop trail that was poorly marked the last time we hiked it.
Fort Mountain Loop
, Chatsworth, EllijayPopular loop at the top of Fort Mountain allowing access to the enimatic rock wall and lookout tower
Grassy Mountain Tower Trail
, ChatsworthEnergetic hike to a lovely view of the Cohutta Wilderness from a fire tower.
Jacks Knob Trail
, Cleveland,BlairsvilleBuilt by the Civilian Conservation Corps as access to Brasstown Bald, this trail climbs to the top of Wolfpen Ridge.
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.
Oak Ridge Nature Trail
, EllijayScenic trail along a ridge overlooking Carters Lake
, EllijayShortest access path to the top of Springer Mountain, this trail has scenic views, shelter and privy.
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.