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Best Hiking Trails in North GA

You know what they say—when in Georgia, take a hike! With its mountains and valleys, the state is indeed the perfect paradise for hikers. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and feel at one with nature, traveling through Georgia’s many hiking trails is perfect for you. Each path is different, but they will all provide a unique experience.

Whether you’ve been hiking for a long time now or are just a beginner, there’s sure to be a perfect trail you’ll enjoy trekking. As long as you explore with the right people and use the essential hiking equipment, you’re sure to have the hike of your life!

Here are three of the best hiking trails in North GA.

Tallulah Gorge

With its rugged terrain, sheer walls, and deep waterfalls, you will surely find yourself in awe of its stunning surroundings. This two miles long, 1000-feet deep terrain is surely worth hiking for!

Most hikers trek the open-access trails to view the waterfalls and whitewater-filled sceneries, but if you want to explore Tallulah’s depths, we recommend hiking through the Sliding Rock Trail.

This trail allows you to travel deep into the terrain. It will be quite a strenuous hike, but once you see the sections of the gorge floor, you’ll know that your effort has been worth it. Remember to secure a permit before embarking on the Sliding Rock Trail.

Blood Mountain Loop

Very few places in North Georgia can compare to the remarkable view on the route to Blood mountain. As one of the most popular North Georgia hikes, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience.

On top of catching view after stunning view, hiking on the Appalachian Trail will also be quite a heart-pounding workout. Since Blood Mountain’s summit is considered the highest-elevation summit on the Appalachian Trail, you will indeed have to power through the relatively steep ascent.

While Blood Mountain has stunning views all year round, there’s a reason why autumn is this route’s busiest season. You will be left speechless by the vibrant fall leaf colors, painting the mountains and valleys in colorful beauty.

Raven Cliff Falls

If you prefer hiking through a waterfall-filled valley, then the Raven Cliff Falls Trail is perfect for you! Surrounded by beautiful, cascading waterfalls and bordered by luscious green patches of moss and wildflowers, it is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the state.

Witnessing the gorgeous waterfall cascading through a 40-foot-tall cliff is something you will never forget. Hiking through this trail is undoubtedly worth it! With the view of the falls cascading through the cliff, slicing through the enormous rock outcrop, and feeding the moss-lined walls and vegetation, you’ll never want to go back to the city.

Discover why we selected these as North GA's best hiking trails

If you’ve been looking for ways to immerse yourself in the outdoors, why not try hiking? By exploring Georgia’s breathtaking trails, you can discover the beauty of nature. Make sure to plan your weekend getaway, and prepare well beforehand and to book your stay at a north GA bed and breakfast so that you can freely explore the state’s many trails.

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