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  • This National Recreation Trail stretches from the Georgia/ North Carolina line over the summit of Rabun Bald to the Chattooga River. The trail was named for William Bartram, an early explorer and natu...
  • The trail in Georgia stretches from Springer Mountain to Double Spring Gap on the Tennessee border. The first 20 miles of this trail merge with the Appalachian and Duncan Ridge Trails. From Springe...

  • This trail provides a spectacular view of the tri-state area from an observation deck atop Rabun Bald, Georgia’s second highest point. The deck is constructed from remnants of an old fire tower buil...
  • This trail makes a small loop from the end of the Warwoman Dell Picnic Area. The highlights are a small waterfall and excellent wildflower viewing. Area contains structures built by the Civilian Conse...
  • This trail begins at John Teague Gap and ends near the west fork of the Chattooga River. Hikers will encounter steep and rugged terrain. Exercise caution if you attempt to proceed down to the river on...
  • This trail begins at the intersection of Hale Ridge Road (Forest Service Road 7) and Overflow Road (Forest Service Road 86) and follows a short loop to its end on Hale Ridge Road. The trail passes Hol...
  • This long distance double-loop trail offers both the challenge of steep ascents and descents and the ease of flat double-track travel. From high, narrow ridge lines, trail users will drop into the rug...
  • The trail begins about 150 yards north of the Tallulah River campground at the Coleman River bridge. The trail leads hikers along the very scenic east bank of the Coleman River. It has good fishing ac...
  • The trail begins across from Moccasin Creek State Park and follows an old railroad bed. The trail offers excellent scenery and fishing opportunities along Moccasin Creek. Trail ends at Hemlock Falls....
  • This trail begins at the intersection of U.S. 76 and the Chattooga River and continues north along the west bank of the river. It intersects the Bartram Trail near Sandy Ford Road and is often within ...
  • This trail begins at the end of the Woodall Shoals Spur Road (Forest Service Road 290-A) and ends on the west bank of the Chattooga River....
  • This loop trail encircles Lake Chatuge campground around the lakeshore....
  • This horse and foot trail winds up and down hillsides through wooded areas. Wildflowers bloom abundantly along the trail in the spring and summer. You will also find several panoramic views along the ...
  • This trail follows the south side of Lake Russell from Nancytown Dam to Lake Russell Dam. From there, it follows the interior roads of the recreation area back to the starting point....
  • This loop trail is excellent for novice hikers. One mile into the trail, hikers will view Nancytown Falls. The trail then goes by a beaver pond and follows a creek. The last part of the trail follows ...
  • This trail begins at the end of Daniel Creek Road (Forest Service Road 511-B). It follows the west bank of the Chattooga River, with spectacular views of the Raven Rock Cliffs....
  • This trail leaves the Rabun Beach campground, passes Panther Falls, and ends at an observation deck beneath Angel Falls. Last 0.25-mile is steep....
  • This trail follows Panther Creek through stands of white pine and hemlock along steep, rocky bluffs of the creek. The trail passes a series of cascades and Panther Creek Falls. It terminates where Dav...
  • Beginning as a multi-purpose woods road, the trail eventually changes to a narrow, steep pathway as it climbs 2,000 feet to the top of Grassy Mountain, ending at an upper trailhead on Forest Service R...
  • The trail begins at the dam on Lake Conasauga and makes a gradual ascent to the old fire tower atop Grassy Mountain. The fire tower stairs remain open for outstanding views of the surrounding countrys...
  • Twin waterfalls highlight this trail which follows the path of two major mountain streams. From the lower trailhead, the trail crosses Holly Creek, requiring a difficult ford. It then leads along the ...
  • Encircling the highest lake in Georgia, the trail connects fishing spots, camping areas and picnic sites. This trail is ideal for short family hikes....
  • The trail follows a multi-purpose woods road beginning atop Grassy Mountain and ending at a gate near private land. A second gate is located about 1 mile below the trailhead. The trail descends a stee...
  • Beginning at the Cottonwood Patch camping area, the trail fords the Conasauga River and passes through grassy wildlife clearings as it gradually ascends to a forest opening for a spectacular view of t...
  • The trail provides access to primitive campsites and fishing spots as it encircles a small lake. Observe beaver activity along the trail at the upper end of the lake. This short, easy trail is ideal f...
  • The trail follows a multi-purpose woods road over piney ridges and through hollows of oak and yellow poplar forest. View timber stands in various stages of development from young regenerated stands to...
  • This short trail follows Fall Branch to the scenic Minnehaha Falls....
  • This former toll road of the 1800’s crosses some of Georgia’s most rugged terrain and accesses Raven Cliffs Wilderness. A historical marker on the approach road to the trailhead designates...
  • This trail provides access to the Appalachian Trail. The trail winds north for 3 miles over an old logging road and terminates at Miller Gap. About one mile north of Dockery Lake, the trail enters the...
  • This trail begins west of Neels Gap at Flatrock Gap on the Appalachian Trail. The trail meanders around the south slopes of historic Blood Mountain to Bird Gap, intersecting with the Appalachian Trail...
  • This short trail descends to the first waterfall then climbs beside the creek to the second and larger waterfall. The rocks are deceptively slippery around these falls. Exercise caution....
  • This loop trail circles through one of the finest stands of second-growth hardwood in the region and is also noted for the variety of wildflowers that flourish on the forest floor....
  • This loop trail follows the lakeshore on a gentle grade, allowing easy access for fishing. Part of the trail is paved but most is gravel surfaced....
  • The trail climbs gradually from Lake Winfield Scott Campground to its junction with the Appalachian Trail slightly south of Jarrard Gap. The last 0.25 mile of this blue-blazed trail is within the Bloo...
  • Located partly on old roadbeds, the trail leads from Lake Winfield Scott campground to the Appalachian Trail at Slaughter Gap. This moderate blue-blazed trail enters the Blood Mountain Wilderness abou...
  • This challenging trail follows high, dry ridges for most of its length. The trail begins on Long Creek near Three Forks on the Appalachian Trail, goes north, and crosses the Toccoa River on a 260-foot...
  • This blue-blazed trail begins with a short climb out of the Brasstown Bald parking lot, then descends nearly 1,500 feet through a series of switchbacks that cover about 2 miles. It crosses GA 180 in J...
  • This steep, paved trail leads from the parking lot on Brasstown Bald Mountain to the Visitor Information Center at the summit. There are interpretive signs along the trail....
  • This trail, fairly steep for about half its length, provides access to the Appalachian Trail at Flat Rock Gap. Since the trail is entirely within the Blood Mountain Wilderness, the blue trail blazes a...
  • This yellow-blazed loop trail begins in Vogel State Park and returns there after many ups and downs, crossing through gaps and over mountains. Some ascents are made gradually around the slopes and oth...
  • This trail forms a loop beginning and ending in Vogel State Park. Length includes an optional side trail to an overlook offering a panoramic view of the park and lake. The trail is located on a combin...
  • Trail descends along a ridge from Brasstown Bald parking lot to Track Rock Gap. There are ups and downs, some steep along the way. The final mile has several switchbacks. Open ridge tops provide excel...
  • This trail follows an old roadbed from Brasstown Bald through the Brasstown Wilderness to the National Forest boundary approximately 1 mile south of Young Harris....
  • This trail begins at the bridge in the lower loop of DeSoto Falls Recreation Area. A relatively easy 0.25-mile trail leads south to lower falls; the upper falls is about 0.75 mile one way to the north...
  • This loop trail encircles Dockery Lake and is accessible to people with disabilities. Footpaths provide access to fishing areas around the lake as well as an accessible fishing platform located on the...
  • This hiking and horse trail follows flat, piney woods along the Ocmulgee River....
  • This trail goes through piney woods and hardwood bottoms. It follows the Ocmulgee River and climbs back through piney woods. It is easy to walk and perfect for horseback riding....
  • This trail is paved but relatively steep. Benches are located along the trail, and two observation decks offer a beautiful view of the twin falls of York and Curtis Creeks....
  • This trail offers a serene walk through dense patches of rhododendron, mountain laurel, hemlock, and ferns. Hikers will travel up and over Hickory Nut Ridge and through hardwood stands and will cross ...
  • This is an excellent trail for novice hikers. It leads to the beautiful Horse Trough Falls....
  • This trail follows an old logging road up Andrews Cove to the Appalachian Trail and Forest Service Road 283 at Indian Grave Gap....
  • This trail descends through a series of long switchbacks to a creek crossing, then follows the creek to viewing platforms at two waterfalls. People have been fatally injured climbing on the rocks arou...
  • This blue-blazed trail climbs gradually from Forest Service Road 283, Indian Grave Gap Road, to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) on the side of Rocky Mountain. A 3.5 mile loop trail can be made by combini...
  • This trail is in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area. The trail follows cascading Dodd Creek upstream to the cliffs....
  • This trail winds its way into Dukes Creek Gorge where it dead ends across from the 300-foot Dukes Creek Falls....
  • This is a connector trail between Mill Shoals and Yellow Mountain Trails. It can be reached by hiking 0.6 mile from the trailhead of Mill Shoals Trail or l mile from the Yellow Mountain trailhead. Cau...
  • This trail begins north of the Cooper Creek Recreation Area and ends at Shope Gap on Forest Service Road 39. Hikers enjoy diverse forest scenery from mature white pines and hemlocks to new-growth area...
  • The trail meanders through a forest of hemlocks, white pines and hardwoods. At 1.5 miles from the trailhead, the footpath splits into two trails. The Shope Gap trail leads to the left 0.9 mile to Shop...
  • This trail branches left off Yellow Mountain Trail after 1.3 miles. It follows a ridgeline to Forest Service Road 39 at Shope Gap....
  • Experience the roaring cascades and waterfalls of Mountaintown Creek gorge as the trail threads its way through stands of white pine and hemlock. Be prepared to get your feet wet as the trail crosses ...
  • This double-loop trail follows scenic Bear Creek through hemlock-cove hardwood forests and passes by the Gennett Poplar, an immense, old-growth yellow poplar tree. The 2-mile round trip to the “...
  • This trail features a 1.7-mile single-track experience with approximately 5 additional miles of dirt and gravel Forest Service roads to complete the loop. Elevations range from 1,650 to 1,900 feet. Th...
  • This trail features a 4-mile single-track experience with 11 additional miles of lightly traveled dirt and gravel Forest Service roads to complete the loop. Elevations range from 1,700 to 2,500 feet. ...
  • Beginning along the banks of Falls Branch, the loop trail quickly breaks away to start its steady climb to the crest of Tatum Lead. Reaching the mountain top, the trail merges with the Tatum Lead ORV ...
  • From its southern end near a horse camping area, the trail winds through fields and hardwood forests along the south fork of the Jacks River. It fords the river once before ending at Forest Service Ro...
  • This trail is excellent for novice hikers and family groups....
  • This trail offers hikers an easy walk through a flat, forest....
  • This trail follows the Oconee River from the Oconee River Recreation Area to historic Scull Shoals Village. The walk is flat and relatively easy....
  • This trail leaves the end of Forest Service Road 1231A and traverses the Oconee River floodplain to two prehistoric indian mounds....
  • This hiking trail leaves the parking lot at the Scull Shoals Historic Area, on the east. The trail leads hikers through flat piney woods to the remains of a historic boarding house....
  • This loop trail begins and ends at the Johns Mountain Overlook, located at the end of Forest Service Road 208. The trail follows a portion of the ridge top and connects with the Keown Falls Trail abov...
  • From Keown Falls Recreation Area this loop trail follows a small stream to an observation deck overlooking Keown Falls. After the trail turns away from the stream, it winds up a series of switchbacks....
  • This trail follows Taylors Ridgetop to Forest Service Road 635-A. The trail follows Forest Service Road 217 for 0.4-mile before beginning a series of switchbacks to the ridgetop....
  • This loop trail begins and ends at the end of Ponder Creek Road. The trail crosses several stream fords and parallels a portion of scenic Chickamauga Creek....
  • This loop trail is located in the Pocket Recreation Area. It begins in the picnic area and ends in the campground. This trail passes areas with seeps and springs. “The Pocket” is a horseshoe-shape...
  • This trail provides some of the most scenic horseback riding opportunities in the Southeast. It features both rugged mountain terrain and views of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River....
  • This trail is in the Hitchiti Experimental Forest and follows Falling Creek and the Ocmulgee River. One section, marked 184 on the ground, is a shorter loop that does not go to the river....
  • This trail leaves a forest road and meanders on an old roadbed to the highest point on the Oconee National Forest, 645 feet. Horses are allowed on this trail....
  • This trail connects a parking area on Stanley Creek Road to nearby Brownlow Gap at the Rich Mountain Wilderness boundary. There is a gradual ascent (200 feet) from the creek to the gap....
  • This loop trail follows the shoreline of Lake Blue Ridge and offers a beautiful view of the lake. It is flat and a good trail for families with young children....
  • These trails include Long Branch 2.5-mile loop, Flat Creek 5-mile loop, Green Mountain Trail, and Stanley Gap Trail. The area is accessed from Aska Road parking area at Deep Gap and from Stanley Gap a...
  • An abundance of wildflowers greets hikers along this interpretive loop trail as it meanders through the Songbird Management Area. Follow the trail around the active beaver pond and through a variety o...
  • The trail follows an old woods road along the ridge line of Tatum Mountain through dense forest. The trail dead ends to the south at a mound of dirt on the government property boundary. However, four-...
  • The trail connects the Windy Gap Cycle Trail and the Tibbs Trail. Access is from either the base of Grassy Mountain via Windy Gap Cycle Trail or the top of Grassy Mountain via Tibbs Trail. Sections ar...
  • Trail Description:

    This trail starts at Cooper Creek Scenic Area parking lot, goes west across Tom Jones Branch to the ridgetop and returns. It traverses a variety of bird habita...