Best Hiking in Georgia

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

  • #1 Brasstown Bald, Wagon Train Trail

    18 Reviews

    Blairsville, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 4–5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The final hike descending from Brasstown Bald is along the Wagon Train Trail. This path is the longest of the trails off ...

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

    17 Reviews

    Summerville, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 3.5–4 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This state park is in the Ridge and Valley district of northwest Georgia, just to the south of the city of Summerville. The ...

  • #3 High Shoals Scenic Area Trail

    15 Reviews

    Hiawassee, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The High Shoals Scenic Area contains two impressive and picturesque waterfalls. High Shoals Creek originates on Tray Mountain, ...

  • #4 Blood Mountain Trail

    11 Reviews

    Hood, GA

    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 ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Blood Mountain at 4461 feet is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail in the state of Georgia, and is a very popular ...

  • #5 Smithgall Woods State Park Trails

    9 Reviews

    Helen, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 1.5–2 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The 5,604 acres of mountain woodlands here were acquired in 1994 as a gift to the state from conservationist Charles A. Smithgall. ...

  • #6 Reed Bingham State Park Trails

    8 Reviews

    Adel, GA

    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, ...
    •  About 2–2.5 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Reed Bingham State Park is in South Georgia, about midway between the ocean and the Alabama line. The centerpiece of the ...

  • #7 Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Trails

    7 Reviews

    Folkston, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 2 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge provides a doorway to more than 400,000 acres of one of the oldest and best preserved ...

  • #8 High Falls State Park Trails

    9 Reviews

    Forsyth, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 1–1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    High Falls State Park covers 1,050 acres in Monroe County on the shores of High Falls Lake. The impoundment is formed by ...

  • #9 Atlanta Ramble

    6 Reviews

    Atlanta, GA

    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- ...
    •  5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    From Turner Field, this hike visits the Georgia State Capitol, Underground Atlanta, the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, CNN ...

  • #10 Cloudland Canyon State Park, Waterfalls/Sitton Gulch Trail

    8 Reviews

    Trenton, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 2.25 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    While the West Rim Trail meanders along the brink of Sitton Gulf, the Waterfalls / Sitton Gulch Trail provides an adventure ...

  • #11 General Coffee State Park Trails

    8 Reviews

    Douglas, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 2 hours
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    General Coffee State Park was named for nineteenth-century local planter and politician Gen. John E. Coffee and is a fascinating ...

  • #12 F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain Trail

    5 Reviews

    Pine Mountain, GA

    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 ...
    •  3 days hiking comfortably at 2–2.5 miles per hour
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    F. D. Roosevelt State Park is located on Pine Mountain in the central part of the state, about 25 miles northwest of Columbus. ...

  • #13 Lake Conasauga

    13 Reviews

    Murray County, GA

    Lake Conasauga is a hiking trail in Murray County, Georgia. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 3,146 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 189 ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Lake Conasauga is a hiking trail in Murray County, Georgia. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 3,146 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #14 Andrews Cove Trail

    9 Reviews

    White County, GA

    Andrews Cove Trail is a hiking trail in White County, Georgia. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 3,115 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,547 ...
    •  1.9 miles

    Andrews Cove Trail is a hiking trail in White County, Georgia. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 3,115 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #15 Starr’s Mill Trail

    5 Reviews

    Fairburn, GA

    Explore Starr’s Mill, the pond that powers the mill, and Whitewater Creek, and view a swamp at the north end of Starr’s Millpond.
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore Starr’s Mill, the pond that powers the mill, and Whitewater Creek, and view a swamp at the north end of Starr’s ...

  • #16 Unicoi State Park Trails

    7 Reviews

    Helen, GA

    Unicoi State Park is the gateway to the higher mountains of the southern Appalachians and is one of the most popular parks in Georgia. Four well-marked trails in Unicoi State Park provide hikers ...
    •  About 1–1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Unicoi State Park is the gateway to the higher mountains of the southern Appalachians and is one of the most popular parks ...

  • #17 Benton MacKaye Trail

    8 Reviews

    Blairsville, GA

    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 ...
    •  About 6–7 days
    •  75.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Named for Benton MacKaye, who provided the inspiration for establishing the Appalachian Trail (AT), this path provides a ...

  • #18 Conasauga River Trail

    5 Reviews

    Chatsworth, GA

    The Conasauga River is a favorite destination in north Georgia for both hikers and their dogs, and it is particularly worthy in the warm summer months when fishing and swimming are possible in ...
    •  2–3 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Conasauga River is a favorite destination in north Georgia for both hikers and their dogs, and it is particularly worthy ...

  • #19 Iron Hill Access Trail

    9 Reviews

    Red Top Mountain State Park, GA

    Iron Hill Access Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Bartow County, Georgia. It is within Red Top Mountain State Park. It is 326 feet long and begins at 923 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Iron Hill Access Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Bartow County, Georgia. It is within Red Top Mountain State ...

  • #20 F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Dowdell Knob Loop

    5 Reviews

    Pine Mountain, GA

    The Dowdell Knob Loop is a 4.3-mile microcosm of what the loop hikes along the PMT have to offer. Besides being one of the most scenic, it also passes through a couple of the historic locations ...
    •  About 2 hours
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Dowdell Knob Loop is a 4.3-mile microcosm of what the loop hikes along the PMT have to offer. Besides being one of the ...