Go hiking in Georgia to explore the state’s varying terrain from steep forested mountain paths to sandy trails on the coast. Set out on day trips or multi-day adventures on Georgia’s longest trails like the Appalachian and Pinhoti trails in North Georgia to the Pine Mountain Trail in west Georgia.
Hike more than 600 miles of trails at Georgia State Parks on your own or on guided hikes with rangers who give insights into park history, ecology, geology, and much more. Strike out to explore some of Georgia’s backcountry trails, including the 5-mile trail that leads to the Hike Inn in Dawsonville, accessible only to hikers.
Hike to waterfalls throughout North Georgia and scenic ruins of mills, homes, and other buildings. Hike up the exposed granite surfaces of Stone Mountain, Panola Mountain, and Arabia Mountain near Atlanta, and down through the dramatic gorges at Providence Canyon State Park.
Georgia’s natural beauty will astound you in all four seasons, from winter hikes when the reduced foliage reveals features covered by summer greenery, to fall hikes when the trees burst into riotous color. Seek out gems like a bamboo forest near Atlanta, the hidden heart at Fort Mountain, and petroglyphs near Blairsville.
Browse the trip ideas and listings below to plan your hiking trip in Georgia.