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Gems in Chattahoochee National Forest - 5

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gem Favorite Well worth the trip!

Panther Creek Falls

(16) Toccoa, GA
gem Favorite Early morning views from Brasstown Bald looking north

Brasstown Bald Mountain

(6) Hiawassee, GA
gem Favorite Len Foote Hike Inn

Len Foote Hike Inn

(8) Dahlonega, GA
gem Favorite Sunlight through trees

Cohutta Overlook

(4) Chatsworth, GA
gem Favorite A photo inside the waterfall.

Helton Creek Falls

(3) Blairsv…, GA

Recommended Routes in Chattahoochee National Forest - 22

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Favorite The water flowing down the rocks and the fall leaves in the foreground.
Intermediate

Raven Cliffs Falls

5.5 mi 8.8 km 895' Up 272.91 m Up 895' Down 272.79 m Down

Cleveland, GA
Favorite Well worth the trip!
Difficult

Panther Falls

6.7 mi 10.8 km 396' Up 120.74 m Up 396' Down 120.8 m Down

Clarkes…, GA
Favorite View from Yonah Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult

Yonah Mountain Trail #632

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,471' Up 448.34 m Up 1,471' Down 448.23 m Down

Cleveland, GA
Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Intermediate/Difficult

Benton MacKaye Trail

287.2 mi 462.3 km 53,404' Up 16277.4 m Up 55,479' Down 16910.1 m Down

Dahlonega, GA
Favorite Coosa Backcountry Trail through GA hardwood forest
Difficult

Coosa Backcountry

12.7 mi 20.4 km 3,326' Up 1013.7 m Up 3,311' Down 1009.17 m Down

Blairsv…, GA
Favorite Hiking at Tallulah Gorge alongside Oceana Falls
Difficult

Bridal Veil Falls

1.8 mi 2.9 km 593' Up 180.76 m Up 593' Down 180.8 m Down

Clayton, GA
Favorite This is the "Upper" Emery Creek Falls, just a short distance past the "Lower" falls. It is not as popular as the "Lower" falls, and harder to climb down to, but still it is pretty cool.
Intermediate

Emery Creek Falls

5.9 mi 9.5 km 690' Up 210.17 m Up 689' Down 209.99 m Down

Chatsworth, GA
Favorite Panther Creek Falls overlook at sunset.
Difficult

Hickory Creek to Panther Creek Falls

10.3 mi 16.5 km 1,677' Up 511.05 m Up 1,677' Down 511.09 m Down

Chatsworth, GA
Favorite Georgia AT - Blood Mtountain Summit GATG
Difficult

Neels Gap - Lake Winfield Scott Traverse

6.2 mi 10.0 km 1,416' Up 431.71 m Up 1,615' Down 492.29 m Down

Blairsv…, GA

Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking

  • 1,804 Miles 2,903 Kilometers of Trail
  • 36 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 68 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 155 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 64 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chattahoochee National Forest - 251

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1High Shoals Falls Trail
Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA
Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA 19 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #2Bearden Falls Trails
Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
79.0 mi 127.2 km #3AT: Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA 12 
0.1 mi 0.1 km #4Long Creek Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
52.8 mi 84.9 km #5Bartram Trail #164 - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #6Jake Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #7Saddle Back Trail (aka: Bare Hare)
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #8Lake Trail
Easy
Chatsworth, GA
Easy
Chatsworth, GA
5.9 mi 9.5 km #9Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA
5.6 mi 9.0 km #10Hike Inn Lodge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA

Photos of Chattahoochee National Forest - 231

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View from Yonah Mountain
Nov 8, 2019 near Cleveland, GA
Toccoa Swinging Bridge - Photo Credit Samantha Smith Taylor.
Dec 15, 2016 near Blue Ridge, GA
View of the North Georgia Mountains from the Appalachian Trail
Aug 25, 2015 near Dahlonega, GA
Cliffs on Yonah Mountain
Nov 8, 2019 near Cleveland, GA
Georgia AT - Blood Mtountain Summit GATG
Apr 10, 2018 near Blairsv…, GA
View from the Cool Springs Overlook (trailhead)
Apr 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Long Creek Falls from bottom of falls.
Dec 13, 2020 near Ellijay, GA
Photographing Upper Moccasin Creek Falls
Mar 17, 2020 near Clayton, GA