Posts Tagged ‘ Hiking in Georgia ’

Marble Mine Trail– James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park- Summerville, Georgia

April 1, 2012
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Marble Mine Trail– James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park- Summerville, Georgia

Distance: 0.8 miles one way Difficulty: Easy I grew up picnicking and playing at Sloppy Floyd Lake State Park for much of my childhood, and yet somehow I had never hiked the trail to the Marble Mine, a really nice short hike inside the park. Beginning at the Pinhoti Trail Parking area, the Marble...

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Kennesaw Mountain–Kennesaw, Georgia

January 24, 2012
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Kennesaw Mountain–Kennesaw, Georgia

  Length:  1.2 miles one way Difficulty: Strenuous Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield is the site of the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War.  Fighting began here June 19, 1864 and lasted until July 2. It is from this location that Sherman continued his March to the Sea burning miles wide of...

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Rocktown – Hiking on Pigeon Mountain

January 24, 2012
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Rocktown – Hiking on Pigeon Mountain

Lafayette, Georgia Distance: 1.0 miles Difficulty: Easy Blaze: Brownish Pink Just outside of Lafayette, Georgia is a little known wildlife management area known as Crockford-Pigeon Mountain. Pigeon Mountain extends along the northwestern corner of Georgia crossing over into Alabama. The wildlife management area itself is packed with numerous miles of trails that are difficult...

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Tallulah Gorge–North Rim Trail, South Rim Trail

January 16, 2012
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Tallulah Gorge–North Rim Trail, South Rim Trail

  Difficulty: Easy Length: 4 Miles Starting from the Terrora Day Use, hikers can access both the North Rim and South Rim of Tallulah Gorge, as well as gain excellent views of the Dam and Tallulah lake that sit above it. North Rim Trail Starting near the restrooms at the entrance to the Day...

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Toccoa Falls, Georgia

January 8, 2012
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Toccoa Falls, Georgia

Length: Less than 0.2 miles Difficulty: Easy Located within the Toccoa Falls College campus, Toccoa Falls is a 186’ waterfall, one of Georgia’s tallest (though not the tallest, that honor belongs to Amicalola Falls). The Falls is, however, one of the best views of a freefalling waterfall one can have. The hike to the...

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Ravens Cliff Falls–Helen, GA

January 7, 2012
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Ravens Cliff Falls–Helen, GA

  Length:  2.5 miles one way Difficulty:  Easy Hike to the Falls, Difficulty Rock Scramble to Falls Overlook Ravens Cliff Falls is a three cascade waterfall located just outside of Helen, Georgia in Ravens Cliff Wilderness. The hiking trail to the falls runs parallel to the falls is a relatively flat hike, with only...

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Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trails

October 29, 2010
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Cloudland Canyon Waterfalls Trails

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, Georgia Difficulty: Strenuous Length: 0.4 miles one way One of the most popular hikes in Cloudland Canyon State Park is likely also the most strenuous. The waterfalls trail travels deep into the bottom of Cloudland Canyon and gives hikers the option to travel to two tall waterfalls dropping...

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Fort Mountain State Park, Big Rock Nature Trail

October 24, 2010
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Fort Mountain State Park, Big Rock Nature Trail

Difficulty: Easy Length: 0.75 Miles Blaze: Yellow Big Rock Nature Trail in Fort Mountain State Park is perhaps my favorite short loop trail in Northwestern Georgia. This trail has almost everything, a great hike, two babbling creeks, wonderful overlooks, and cascading falls. The Big Rock Nature Trail begins just past the road crossing the...

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Amicalola Falls – Base of Falls Trail

October 13, 2010
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Amicalola Falls – Base of Falls Trail

Distance: 1.0 Miles (one way) Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous The Visitor’s Center to Amicalola Falls State Park is a great place to begin the approach to Georgia’s highest waterfall. While it is possible to drive very close to the falls and hike to the falls along the very short West Ridge Falls Access, hiking...

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Visitor’s Center Loop Trail – Red Top Mountain

October 13, 2010
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Visitor’s Center Loop Trail – Red Top Mountain

Length: 0.75 mile Loop Difficulty: Easy The Visitor’s Center Loop Trail on Red Top Mountain is a very brief hiking trail that begins at the same trail head of the Sweetgum Lodge Loop. Both trail heads begin in the parking area near the Visitor’s Center. The hike follows along the Sweetgum Trail until it...

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