Hiking Georgia Guide Book

by Donald Pfitzer (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Georgia  by Donald Pfitzer

400pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762782439

This fourth edition of Hiking Georgia takes up where the last edition left off: poised to start hikers on some of the finest trekking adventures the Peach State has to offer. Whether the trails are in the high mountains of north Georgia, on coastal barrier islands, or in fertile Piedmont river valleys, the flora, fauna, and scenery are spectacular. The information in all seventynine chapters has been completely updated and incorporate a total of eighteen new trails. Hike descriptions include detailed directions as well as GPS-tracked color trail maps with all-new color images that offer a glimpse of what lies ahead.

© 2014 Donald Pfitzer/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Georgia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 79.
... Preview: Amicalola, a Cherokee word meaning “tumbling waters,” perfectly describes Amicalola Falls. Formed by Little Amicalola Creek plunging 729 feet in several cascades, it is the highest waterfall east of t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: The Len Foote Hike Inn is located outside of Amicalola State Park on adjacent Chattahoochee National Forest property. However, the facility is managed and maintained by the Georgia State Parks and His ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: The Andrews Cove Recreation Area is situated in a picturesque cove hardwood forest, with developed campsites, just off SR 75 to the north of Helen. There are 14 miles of hiking trails of varying len ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Helen, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Anna Ruby Falls Recreation Area is on USDA Forest Service property adjacent to Unicoi State Park. The roadway through the state park is the only access to this federal facility. The twin cascades of A ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Helen, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: The Appalachian Trail (AT) is one of the longest continually marked trails in the world. Beginning at Springer Mountain in Georgia, the path ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Congress authorized the Ap ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 75.4
... Preview: Located on the 400-acre Arrowhead Wildlife Management Area, this trail runs through a tract formerly used as a state fish hatchery. This easy, level hike winds in and out of a dozen or more different ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Rome, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The Augusta Canal Trail is one of the most historic of Georgia’s hiking paths, following the waterway that was constructed in the 1840s. The hiking/biking trail runs from the headgates that release wa ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Augusta, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: William Bartram, for whom this trail is named, collected seeds and plants in northeast Georgia in the spring of 1776. He was traveling alone, after his Indian guide failed to return, on a trip across ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Clayton, GA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 34.2
... Preview: Named for Benton MacKaye, who provided the inspiration for establishing the Appalachian Trail (AT), this path provides a challenge for any serious hiker. The trail extends in a sweeping S shape to the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Blairsville, GA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 75.4
... Preview: At 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Located in the northeast corner of the state, the park’s 1,502 acres lie along the ridgeline of the Eastern Continental Divide, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Mountain City, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: At 4,784 feet, Brasstown Bald Mountain is the highest point in Georgia. One short path to the top of the peak from the visitor center and three long trails down the sides of the mountain provide the h ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: The Jacks Knob Trail travels south from the parking area on Brasstown Knob. From there it stretches to Chattahoochee Gap on the Appalachian Trail (AT), just below Jacks Bald. Spring and fall migra ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: The final hike descending from Brasstown Bald is along the Wagon Train Trail. This path is the longest of the trails off the mountain. The pathway runs along old roadbeds to the north, ending in the t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center encompasses the Marben Public Fishing Area (PFA), the Clybel Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and the Charlie Elliott Visitor Center and Conference Center ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Mansfield, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: One of Georgia’s newest state parks, Chattahoochee Bend opened on 2,910 acres of land in northwest Coweta County in 2011. It also is Georgia’s fifth-largest state park. Most of the land has been left ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Newnan, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: The Chattooga Wild and Scenic River lives up to its name as a great rafting and kayaking stream, but there is so much more to enjoy in the river corridor, including good primitive campsites and excell ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Clayton, GA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: The trail lies in the Chattahoochee National Forest, straddling the ridgeline that separates the Tennessee and Alabama River watersheds. Ponder Branch flows south to the Alabama River system. East Chi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Lafayette, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: While the West Rim Trail meanders along the brink of Sitton Gulf, the Waterfalls / Sitton Gulch Trail provides an adventure down in the chasm. The descent and hike through the gulf offers a close look ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Trenton, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Because so little of the Cumberland Plateau touches the state, Cloudland Canyon State Park’s 3,488 acres have a unique geological feature in Georgia. The flatter tops of the plateau provide sharp cont ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Trenton, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: The Cooper Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) covers 30,000 acres of forested mountain ridges within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The property is owned by the US Forest Service, but hunting an ... From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Blairsville, GA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1