The best fall hikes around Atlanta—and beyond

You don’t have to leave the state for an epic hiking expedition. There are some beautiful treks in Georgia—and many not far from the Atlanta metro area.

“The most common misconception about hiking in Georgia we see on a regular basis is that there are not that many hiking trails to explore,” says Kaleb East, founder of the North Georgia Hikers Instagram account, which has quickly amassed a community of more than 18,000 followers.

“North Georgia Hikers receives countless comments on posts from people saying that they have never even heard of this or that trail before, but they are adding it to their list to hike right now. Many people do not know that there are 45 plus state parks in Georgia that they can explore, and that’s just state parks.”

From expert level, adrenaline-pumping trails to family-friendly jaunts, there’s a trail for everyone. With cooler weather and the coming of fall’s beautiful bounty, now is the perfect time to check out a trail or two.

Here are a few of the big favorites…


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