Getting outside, what a great feeling! Many think that hiking is too strenuous but it can be exciting and you can take your time enjoying the beautiful streams, waterfalls and mountain trail, so go ahead and take a hike! You will love living minutes from the North Georgia Mountains where there are no shortage of scenic hiking trails.
According to AtlantaTrails.com, there is plenty of variety when it comes to picking a trail. From easy to very hard, each trail surprises you along the way with unexpected splendor and challenge.
Near Dahlonega is the lush, creek-filled Three Forks valley to Georgia’s Springer Mountain, the southern end of the Appalachian Trail. This classic North Georgia hike follows the famed Appalachian Trail on its final southern stretch, hiking from the beautiful, lush Three Forks valley to the Springer Mountain summit. The hike, a moderately difficult 8.6 mile out-and-back, travels a widely diverse landscape, climbing from a richly-vegetated, mossy creek valley to stunning mountaintop views at Springer. It’s one of our favorite AT hikes in Georgia for its varied terrain, gorgeous summit views, and, of course, the epic feeling that comes with standing at the southernmost white blaze of the Appalachian Trail.