TO TRAILHEAD: I-85 N to I-985 N to GA 365/US 23 to US 441. Go 9 miles N of Hollywood, GA, on US 441 to Panther Creek Rec. Area parking on L. Trailhead access is on SE side across US 441.
Hiked this earlier this month and it was spectacular. We hiked it mid week when there was a flash flood advisory for North Georgia and the waterfall was as good as it gets. I have some awesome pics. It is a tiring hike, but a rewarding one.
This 5.5-mile loop in Chattahoochee National Forest follows a leg of the Appalachian Trail and provides long views across the Blue Ridge peaks.
Dotted with place names like Crooked Dog Gap and Rough Creek, this 15.5-mile route mixes rugged ridgeline climbs and quiet riverside campsites.
You'll cross the Conasauga River 38 times on this challenging, 12.1-mile shuttle hike past wooded beaver ponds, trout pools, and countless waterfalls.
On the edge of Chattahoochee National Forest, this 13.4-mile loop treks up several Blue Ridge peaks and meanders through north Georgia wildflowers and hardwood forest.
This strenuous 11.3-mile loop offers a bit of everything--rugged summits, challenging trails, dense woodlands, mountain streams, remote campsites, and heaps of solitude.
Walk 6.8 miles out and back on a rocky singletrack path into an intimate ravine streaming with cold, blue mountain waters. The hike ends at a quiet Appalachian high point.
This moderate 7.9-mile loop descends into lush tunnels of rhododendron, then rises to lofty views of endless forest in Fort Mountain State Park.
Nestled in a quiet corner of the Cohutta Wilderness, this 10.2-mile out-and-back features giant hardwood stands, waterfalls, and a remote mountain campsite.
Discover solitude again on this quiet, mostly forested 6.4-mile trek up a wrinkled Appalachian mountain to a delightful babbling brook. Bring tree ID book.
Pass 21 waterfalls on this 6.2-mile, five-star loop through a wrinkled ravine and tranquil forest in Ricketts Glen State Park.
Atlanta: Keys Branch (kids' hike)
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