Spring is a great time to get outside, and Georgia has a lot to offer if you’re looking to experience the great outdoors. Spending time in the woods is a great way to recharge, get some exercise and see the state – all at the same time. Plus, most state parks only cost $5.00 for a whole day so you can have fun on a budget. So, are you ready to go? Good. Here is a list we’ve put together to help you find your way to the best trails. Enjoy!
1. Dukes Creek Falls – Blairsville, Georgia
Located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Dukes Creek Falls is a popular destination for hikers. You can walk a one mile trail (two miles round trip) down to the falls. People have been visiting the falls for a long time. As far back as 1540, Hernando DeSoto visited the area and miners have been panning for gold in the streams ever since.
2. Amicalola Falls – Dahlonega, Georgia
If you’re looking for a great day hike then a visit to Amicalola Falls is in order. You will want to park at the base and make the trek up a seemingly endless series of stairs until reaching the top. Once you arrive you’ll be able to take in quite a view of the falls. You can also see the start of the Appalachian Trail and say hello to hikers returning from their journey.
3. Tallulah Gorge State Park – Tallulah Falls, Georgia
Established in 1993 by Governor Zell Miller, Tallulah Gorge State Park offers an amazing view of the canyon which is two miles long and over 1,000 feet deep. There are many trails around the rim and you can also get a permit to hike all the way to the gorge floor. Make sure to stop by The Dillard House for breakfast or lunch.
4. Cloudland Canyon State Park – Fawn Rising, Georgia
Located in the Northwest corner of the state, Cloudland Canyon offers panoramic views and excellent hiking trials. It’s one of the largest and most scenic parks in Georgia. You can hike down to the bottom of the gorge on a series of trails and staircases. At the base you’ll find two waterfalls that run into pools.