Hiking in North Georgia Mountains

Hiking in North Georgia Mountains: Whether you’re in search of a short day hike or a multi-day backpacking expedition, Rabun County is home to numerous interesting trails. Wildflowers abound at every turn, and birding opportunities are abundant, especially for warblers during spring and fall migration

Hiking in North Georgia Mountains:

Whether you’re in search of a short day hike or a multi-day backpacking expedition, Rabun County is home to numerous interesting trails. Wildflowers abound at every turn, and birding opportunities are abundant, especially for warblers during spring and fall migration. Check out the following recommended places:

Rabun County Welcome Center: Hiking maps, extensive file of individual trails, including Appalachian Trail (within GA), Bartram, Rabun Bald, etc. On Hwy. 441, North in Clayton, GA. (706)782-5113.

U. S. Forest Service: Tallulah Ranger District Office. 706)782-3320. http://www.fs.fed.us/conf/contact.htm

Whatever your level of experience, you’ll find a perfect trail here in Rabun County. The Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail are two of the most famous but really only the tip of the iceberg. Hike along a stream to a waterfall or to the top of the mountain to enjoy the view that awaits of picturesque North Georgia!

Hiking in North Georgia Mountains

Tallulah Gorge Sliding Rock Trail
3.4 miles

Tallulah Gorge’s towering sheer walls and deep waterfall-filled depths are simply stunning. Our favorite hike at Tallulah Gorge State Park catches stunning, soaring views from the gorge’s rim before plunging to the gorge floor by way of a swinging suspension bridge and catching up-close views of the thundering Hurricane Falls. After climbing to the opposite rim, the hike plunges once again, scrambling over boulders to visit the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall, a natural rock slide and the only place swimming is allowed within the gorge. It’s a tough hike, and requires a free permit from the park’s ranger office – but the adventure is oh-so-worth-it.

Panther Creek Falls Trail
7 miles

Hike the banks of Panther Creek to one of the most beautiful, rushing waterfalls in Georgia. The trail visits the upper, multi-tiered cascades of Panther Creek Falls before dropping to a sandy beach to visit the lower waterfall. The trail is enormously popular with day hikers, backpackers and campers.
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Yonah Mountain Trail
4.4 miles

Hike the Yonah Mountain Trail near Helen to outstanding summit views, scaling Yonah’s elevation at a quick pace for a great workout. The trail hikes the boulder and wildflower-filled lower elevations of this iconic mountain before cresting at the summit and grabbing incredible views.
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