Eight Picks for Autumn Hikes

From Civil War sites to cascading waterfalls, North Georgia is full of great fall hiking options.

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.