Best Trails of Georgia

This list represents the most popular trails in Georgia. Use this list to plan your next Georgia outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Brasstown Bald, Wagon Train Trail


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 - 6.8 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park Trails


This state park is in the Ridge and Valley district of northwest Georgia, just to the south of the city of Summerville. The facility was named for local politician Sloppy Floyd, who served in the Geor…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Summerville, GA - Hiking - 3.8 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. High Shoals Scenic Area Trail


The High Shoals Scenic Area contains two impressive and picturesque waterfalls. High Shoals Creek originates on Tray Mountain, one of the summits on the Appalachian Trail that is more than 4,000 feet…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Hiawassee, GA - Hiking - 2.6 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Blood Mountain Trail


Blood Mountain at 4461 feet is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail in the state of Georgia, and is a very popular destination for both overnight and day hikers since there are magnificent views…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Georgia & South Carolina"
Hood, GA - Hiking - 7.2 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#5. Smithgall Woods State Park Trails


The 5,604 acres of mountain woodlands here were acquired in 1994 as a gift to the state from conservationist Charles A. Smithgall. The park is dedicated to the purpose of protecting existing landscape…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Helen, GA - Hiking - 3.8 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Reed Bingham State Park Trails


Reed Bingham State Park is in South Georgia, about midway between the ocean and the Alabama line. The centerpiece of the 1,613-acres facility is the 375-acre impoundment on the Little River, which pro…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Adel, GA - Hiking - 5.3 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Amicalola Falls State Park Campground


The word Amicalola is Cherokee for “tumbling waters.” This state park features a 729-foot waterfall, Amicalola Falls, reputed to be the tallest fall in the East. Yet this state park is much more than…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Georgia"
Dawsonville, GA - Campgrounds Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#8. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Trails


The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge provides a doorway to more than 400,000 acres of one of the oldest and best preserved freshwater wetland areas in the United States. Interpretive displays in th…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Folkston, GA - Hiking - 4.5 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Lake Conasauga Recreation Area Trails


The Lake Conasauga Recreation Area, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest very near the Tennessee state line, provides a variety of hiking opportunities. The elevation remains above 3,000 feet,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Chatsworth, GA - Hiking - 4.6 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#10. Andrews Cove Recreation Area Trail


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 - 3.8 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. High Falls State Park Trails


High Falls State Park covers 1,050 acres in Monroe County on the shores of High Falls Lake. The impoundment is formed by an old rock dam on the Towaliga River. The river derives its name from the Cree…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Forsyth, GA - Hiking - 2.6 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Iron Hill Loop


Enjoy a great family hike on a wide, lightly used trail with little elevation change. Two open-pit iron mines lie along the route.…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta"
Cartersville, GA - Hiking - 3.8 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#13. Atlanta Ramble


From Turner Field, this hike visits the Georgia State Capitol, Underground Atlanta, the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, CNN Center, Centennial Park, the Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coca-Cola. Thi…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Hiking - 5.4 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#14. Desoto Falls Campground


Where do the names Desoto and Frogtown come together? The answer is at Desoto Falls Campground, which is located along the banks of Frogtown Creek in the 650-acre Desoto Falls Scenic Area. The sylva…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains"
Dahlonega, GA - Campgrounds Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#15. Cloudland Canyon State Park, Waterfalls/Sitton Gulch Trail


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 - 5 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Panther Creek Trail


A tributary of the Tugaloo River, Panther Creek originates in the foothills on the fringe of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Flowing through USDA Forest Service land in the Chattahoochee National Forest, th…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Tallulah Falls, GA - Hiking - 5.7 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Blankets Creek


You’ll hardly have time to look around as this route is so twisty and curvy. If and when you do look around, you’ll see the pretty site of Lake Allatoona somewhere off one side of the trail or the oth…
From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume III: A Guide to Mountain Biking in North Georgia"
Canton, GA - Mountain Biking - 5.3 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Milestone Press

#18. General Coffee State Park Trails


General Coffee State Park was named for nineteenth-century local planter and politician Gen. John E. Coffee and is a fascinating area of sand ridges and river swamp. The park also contains a working p…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Douglas, GA - Hiking - 4.3 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain Trail


F. D. Roosevelt State Park is located on Pine Mountain in the central part of the state, about 25 miles northwest of Columbus. The long, narrow ridge composed of quartzite rock formations is the south…
From the guidebook "Hiking Georgia"
Pine Mountain, GA - Backpacking, Hiking - 23 miles Best Trail in ga - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#20. Conasauga River


Considered by some authorities to be one of the top 100 trout streams in the nation, the pristine 15-mile stretch of the Conasauga River is within the Cohutta Wilderness Area. The core of the Conasaug…
From the guidebook "Fishing Georgia"
Crandall, GA - Fishing Best Trail in ga - Click to view allBestFishing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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