Georgia Hiking, Nature August 13, 2015
12 Trails In Georgia You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors
If you’re ready to visit some of the prettiest land in all of Georgia, then you’re going to want to read this list! It’s the perfect time to get out and about and experience nature in all its glory. As autumn approaches in the coming months, these trails will become even more gorgeous to see!
Beautiful waterfalls, mountain ranges and wildlife will surround you on these 12 Georgia trails:
1. Blood Mountain Trail
Blood Mountain is the 6th tallest mountain in Georgia and the highest peak on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. The Blood Mountain Trail leads to the Bryon Reece Trail and Appalachian Trails.
2. Sawnee Mountain- Indian Seats Trail
This 4 mile trail to the summit of Sawnee Mountain is perfect for beginner hikers and more experienced hikers alike! At the top, you can take gaze at the beautiful mountain range of the North Georgia mountains.
Another amazing photo from Sawnee Mountain.
3. Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park is the perfect place for everyone, as there are several trails, a museum and a 22-acre lake.
Pictured: Coosa Backcountry Trail at Vogel State Park. This 12.5 mile hike is just one of may the trails found at Vogel State Park.
4. Amicalola State Park
Amicalola State Park is one of the more popular state parks in Georgia because of its gorgeous falls. Located in Dawsonville, GA, these trails are sure to lead you to a nature wonderland!
5. Kennesaw Mountain
There aren't many other trails as beautiful as the one found at Kennesaw Mountain during the fall season. It's also the site of a Civil War battle--learn Georgia's history while you hike!
6. Appalachian Trail in North Georgia
The full Appalachian trail is a 2,000+ mile journey, but the part that is within Georgia is 78.6 miles long. This trail starts at Springer Mountain, and is commentated with a bronze plaque. This trail is an epic adventure waiting to happen.
7. Bear Creek Trail in Elijay, GA
This moderate trail is a 6.7 mile loop in Elijay, GA. It gives hikers a chance to experience wildlife and nature at its finest! Here is where you can find the second largest living tree in Georgia-- the Gennett Poplar.
8. Benton MacKaye Trail on Yonah Mountain
Nicknamed the BMT, this trail is 300 miles long! This trail runs all throughout the Appalachian Mountains and goes through Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. The trail was named after Benton MacKaye, a forester and regional planner who first had the idea for the Appalachian Trail in 1921.
9. Cherokee Trail, Stone Mountain
One of the most famous trails in Georgia is the one on Stone Mountain. This 5 mile loop trail is for beginners and more experienced hikers. Some people choose to bike while others like to linger near the bottom of the mountain and sight-see. Stone Mountain is one of the 7 natural wonders of Georgia and is a must-see for all trail enthusiasts.
10. Brasstown Bald Mountain Trail
Hike the tallest mountain in Georgia along this trail! The Brasstown Bald Mountain Trail leads hikers straight up to the summit where they can take in a complete 360-degree view of Georgia!
11. Bryon Reece Trail, Blood Mountain
The Bryon Reece Trail takes hikers through the lower parts of Blood Mountain. While it is a small hike of just 1.35 miles in and back, it's still a beautiful, noteworthy trail!
12) Bartram Trail, North Georgia
Bartram Trail is a trail in North Georgia and it scales the Georgia/North Carolina border to the summit of Rabun Bald, Georgia's second highest peak, and beyond. This trail is named after the 18th-century explorer and naturalist, William Bartram.
Have you ever been to any of these amazing trails? If so, tell us all about it! Can you list some other great trails in Georgia?