Eight Picks for Autumn Hikes

From Civil War sites to cascading waterfalls, North Georgia is full of great fall hiking options.
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Early morning from Brasstown Bald, looking north.

Getting to Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest point (4,784 feet) is easier than you think—a half-mile jaunt from the parking lot. Cascade Springs Nature Preserve is scattered with Civil War remnants. Arabia Mountain is a quieter, and just as spectacular, sibling to Stone Mountain. Here's a roundup of eight hikes you should try this fall.