Georgia Hiking Tips
Georgia is known far and wide for the state's famous peaches, peanuts, and breathtaking natural terrains, ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic coast. To help you explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Peach State we've consulted Trails.com and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and highlighted five great hiking areas and trails.
Amicalola Falls Trail
The trail to Georgia's tallest waterfall is 7.5 miles from Springer Mountain (which is also the southern end of the Appalachian Trail) and it treats hikers to a peaceful walk through beautiful, mossy forests.
Skidaway Island State Park
Three trails (Sandpiper Trail Loop 1 mi., Big Ferry Trail 1 mi., and Avian Loop Trail 3 mi.) are connected by a mile-long connector path to let hikers explore Skidaway Island State Park, which is a barrier island located near historic Savannah, Georgia.
Unicoi State Park
Six trails that cover nearly 15 miles of ground in north Georgia's wooded mountains are open to hikers all year long at Unicoi State Park.
You can hike up to 78 miles of the Appalachian Trail within Georgia's borders, including the trail's highest point of elevation, Blood Mountain.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Eight trails (ranging from 0.2 to 4 miles in length) provide hikers a view of one of the nation's oldest and most well-preserved freshwater wetlands: The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Source: Your Guide To Hiking Georgia