The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Georgia Who Loves Waterfall Hikes

Georgia has quite a few impressive natural attractions throughout the state. From driving to the very top of Brasstown Bald to hiking through the marshlands along the coast, there is so much to do to get your fill of the great outdoors. The ultimate bucket list for Georgia waterfall hikes is here and you do not want to miss it. How many of these amazing hikes in Georgia have you already finished?

Have you ever tackled any of these hikes before? Which do you thikn are the best hikes in Georgia? Share with us your favorites in the comments section! We love learning about your favorite spots all over the state.

Address: Falls Road, Falls Rd, Toccoa, GA 30577, USA
Address: Anna Ruby Falls Road, Anna Ruby Falls Rd, Georgia 30571, USA
Address: Minnehaha Falls Way, Braselton, GA 30517, USA
Address: Raven Cliffs Trailhead, 3000 Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy, Helen, GA 30545, USA
Address: Dahlonega, GA 30533, USA
Address: Mud Creek Falls, Sky Valley, GA 30537, USA
Address: Dicks Creek Falls Trail, Dicks Crk Fls Trl, Georgia 30525, USA
Address: Lula Lake Land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750, USA
Address: Helton Creek Falls, Georgia 30512, USA
Address: Hemlock Falls, Georgia 30523, USA
Address: Amicalola Falls, Georgia 30534, USA
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Best Hikes in Georgia

March 27, 2022

What are some of the best easy hikes in Georgia?  

Who knew Georgia was home to so many excellent hiking trails? Okay, we did – but still. How lucky are we to live in a state so scenic? We just so happen to have a shortlist of some of our favorite easy hikes in Georgia, like the famous Anna Ruby Falls Trail, near Unicoi State Park in White County. It’s under a mile long – 0.8 miles, to be exact – and features an awe-inspiring, rare double waterfall as a reward for trekking it. Then there’s the Yellow Trail at Sweetwater Creek State Park. That one’s a little longer, at three miles in length, and it’s a lesser-known hike to see the famed ruins from across the river. Other hikers will take the more-famous trail to see them, so you might have them to yourself on this trail! Then, finally, check out the Morningside Nature Preserve for a lovely two-mile loop trail. It’s a much-loved trail within the city limits of Atlanta, so if you’re a fan of nature hikes in the city, this is the hike for you! For more inspiration, check out this article for some more of the best easy hikes in Georgia.  

What are some of the best waterfall hikes in Georgia?  

With hundreds of miles of hiking trails comes, of course, hiking trails that involve waterfalls – and Georgia is home to plenty! Though it’s almost impossible to narrow them all down to just a few of the “best” ones, we do have a couple of favorites (just like the easy hikes). For example, the Helton Creek Falls Trail is near Helen, Georgia, is under a mile long (0.6 miles), and features not one but two waterfalls along the way. If you find yourself at High Falls State Park, be sure to take the High Falls State Park Trail, which is just 1.2 miles long and leads to one of the largest, most impressive falls in Georgia. Then, take the Raven Cliff Falls Trail, which follows Dodd Creek to an amazing waterfall in a 4.9-mile trek from heaven itself. Finally, the Hemlock Falls Trail is just two miles long and begins south of the entrance to Moccasin Creek State Park. Do that one for even more spectacular waterfall views in Georgia.  

Address: Falls Road, Falls Rd, Toccoa, GA 30577, USA
Address: Anna Ruby Falls Road, Anna Ruby Falls Rd, Georgia 30571, USA
Address: Minnehaha Falls Way, Braselton, GA 30517, USA
Address: Raven Cliffs Trailhead, 3000 Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy, Helen, GA 30545, USA
Address: Dahlonega, GA 30533, USA
Address: Mud Creek Falls, Sky Valley, GA 30537, USA
Address: Dicks Creek Falls Trail, Dicks Crk Fls Trl, Georgia 30525, USA
Address: Lula Lake Land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750, USA
Address: Helton Creek Falls, Georgia 30512, USA
Address: Hemlock Falls, Georgia 30523, USA
Address: Amicalola Falls, Georgia 30534, USA