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Gems in Chattahoochee National Forest - 5

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gem Favorite Well worth the trip!

Panther Creek Falls

(17) Toccoa, GA
gem Favorite Len Foote Hike Inn

Len Foote Hike Inn

(11) Dahlonega, GA
gem Favorite Looking out towards Sims Gap.

Brasstown Bald Mountain

(8) Hiawassee, 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 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 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 Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Intermediate

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 Georgia AT - Blood Mtountain Summit GATG
Intermediate/Difficult

Blood Mountain Loop

6.6 mi 10.6 km 1,424' Up 434.06 m Up 1,422' Down 433.4 m Down

Blairsv…, GA
Favorite Len Foote Hike Inn
Intermediate

Len Foote Hike Inn Loop

10.1 mi 16.3 km 1,802' Up 549.37 m Up 1,812' Down 552.36 m Down

Dahlonega, 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 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

Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking

  • 1,906 Miles 3,068 Kilometers of Trail
  • 36 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 70 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 160 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 59 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chattahoochee National Forest - 253

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1High Shoals Falls Trail
Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA
Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA 19 
79.0 mi 127.2 km #2AT: Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA 12 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #3Bearden Falls Trails
Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
5.9 mi 9.5 km #4Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #5Long Creek Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #6Lake Trail
Easy
Chatsworth, GA
Easy
Chatsworth, GA
5.4 mi 8.7 km #7Arkaquah Trail
Difficult
Blairsville, GA
Difficult
Blairsville, GA 10 
4.9 mi 7.9 km #8Jake Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #9Saddle Back Trail (aka: Bare Hare)
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
5.1 mi 8.3 km #10Flat Creek Loop #165B
Intermediate/Difficult
Blue Ridge, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Blue Ridge, GA 14 

Photos of Chattahoochee National Forest - 241

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View of the North Georgia Mountains from the Appalachian Trail
Aug 25, 2015 near Dahlonega, GA
Toccoa Swinging Bridge - Photo Credit Samantha Smith Taylor.
Dec 15, 2016 near Blue Ridge, GA
Georgia AT - Blood Mtountain Summit GATG
Apr 10, 2018 near Blairsv…, GA
View from Yonah Mountain
Nov 8, 2019 near Cleveland, GA
Cliffs on Yonah Mountain
Nov 8, 2019 near Cleveland, GA
View from the Cool Springs Overlook (trailhead)
Apr 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Long Branch Loop #165G.
Jul 18, 2022 near Blue Ridge, GA
Long Creek Falls from bottom of falls.
Dec 13, 2020 near Ellijay, GA