Georgia August 03, 2017
7 Classic Hiking Trails In Georgia To Take Before You Die
Hiking is a coveted pastime in Georgia and there are a plethora of hiking trails to choose from in order to get your nature fix. We’ve written about some of the most unique trails in the state (See:
The Hiking Trail Hiding In Georgia That Will Transport You To Another World), but realized that there are some of those tried-and-true trails that before we get specific, should be highlighted and admired. Take a look at these 7 classic hiking trails in Georgia to take before you die.
1. Panther Creek Falls Trail
Hands down, a true Georgia classic trail. Panther Creek Falls is one of Georgia's best waterfalls, and while the 7-mile-roundtrip-trail may intimidate some, it is completely worth the trip. Pack a swimsuit, or even a tent, because this trail has it all.
2. Kennesaw Mountain Trail
At just over 2 miles, the Kennesaw Mountain Trail provides stunning open views of Kennesaw Mountain. While it may be a bit of an ascent upward, the views of the summit, along with the Atlanta skyline are work the trek.
3. Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats Trail
The Indian Seats Trail Loop is a wildly popular trail on Sawnee Mountain which clocks in at around 3 miles. With beautiful wildflowers and insanely spectacular views, it's easy to see why so many people love this trail.
4. Stone Mountain Cherokee Trail
The Stone Mountain Cherokee Trail is one of the most comprehensive ways to see this beautiful attraction. At under 7 miles, the trail begins with a Walk-Up which goes up the mountain. Once the Cherokee Trailhead starts at under 2 miles in, hikers can loop the area coming across wooden bridges, a historic mill, and tons of natural beauty.
5. Slaughter Creek Loop Hike
What makes the Slaughter Creek Loop Trail so popular is that it provides access to the stunning Blood Mountain. The trail intersects with the Appalachian Trail which is what most hikers enjoy. At under 6 miles, this is one is not for the faint of heart, but is a classic in Georgia.
6. Sope Creek Trail
The Sope Creek Trail is one of the lighter trails, clocking in at under 2 miles round trip. There is plenty of scenery to take in on this trail, not to mention the chilling ruins of an old paper mill destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War.
7. Hurricane Falls Tallulah Gorge
The Hurricane Falls Trail in Tallulah Gorge is one of the most popular trails in the state. Not only are there a TON of spectacular views to feast your eyes on, but the trail also descends into the gorge for an unforgettable cross over the suspension bridge. Just shy of 2.5 miles roundtrip, this is a hike for the entire family.
How many of these classic hiking trails have you tackled? Let’s keep this list going by adding your favorite hiking trails in the comments section!