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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

(9) 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 - 24

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

Raven Cliffs Falls

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

Cleveland, GA
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Favorite Georgia AT - Blood Mtountain Summit GATG
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Intermediate 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
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Favorite The Peoples Trail - A photo shot of a couple along the Appalachian Trail from atop Max Patch Mountain in Pisgah National Forest. There are many stunning views along the 2,200-mile east coast trail, but nothing quite like the panoramic scene of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Difficult Difficult

Appalachian Trail (AT)

2,182.1 mi 3,511.8 km 430,151' Up 131110 m Up 428,648' Down 130652 m Down

Dahlonega, GA
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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 Intermediate

Emery Creek Falls

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

Chatsworth, GA
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Favorite Waterfall along Mountain Creek.
Difficult Difficult

Pinhoti Run (Bear Creek, Pinhoti, Mountaintown Creek)

13.9 mi 22.4 km 2,286' Up 696.73 m Up 2,285' Down 696.62 m Down

Cherry Log, GA
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Favorite Sunlight through trees
Difficult Difficult

Pinhoti 3

8.5 mi 13.6 km 1,361' Up 414.93 m Up 1,362' Down 415.14 m Down

Chatsworth, GA
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Favorite Lower Denton Creek Falls
Intermediate Intermediate

Denton Creek Falls

2.0 mi 3.2 km 482' Up 146.96 m Up 482' Down 146.85 m Down

Hiawassee, GA
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Favorite Georgia AT - Blood Mtountain Summit GATG
Difficult 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
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Chattahoochee National Forest Hiking

  • 794 Miles 1,278 Kilometers of Trail
  • 24 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 64 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 124 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 58 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chattahoochee National Forest - 222

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1High Shoals Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA
Intermediate Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA 20 
79.0 mi 127.2 km #2AT: Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Difficult Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult Difficult
Dahlonega, GA 12 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #3Arkaquah Trail
Difficult Difficult
Blairsville, GA
Difficult Difficult
Blairsville, GA 12 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #4Bearden Falls Trails
Intermediate Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
5.9 mi 9.5 km #5Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #6Long Creek Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #7Jake Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #8Mountaintown Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
Blue Ridge, GA
Difficult Difficult
Blue Ridge, GA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #9Saddle Back Trail (aka: Bare Hare)
Difficult Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Rabun Bald Trail
Difficult Difficult
Mountain City, GA
Difficult Difficult
Mountain City, GA

Photos of Chattahoochee National Forest - 274

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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 the Cool Springs Overlook (trailhead)
Apr 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Cliffs on Yonah Mountain
Nov 8, 2019 near Cleveland, GA
View from Yonah Mountain
Nov 8, 2019 near Cleveland, GA
Long Creek Falls from bottom of falls.
Dec 13, 2020 near Ellijay, GA
Long Branch Loop #165G.
Jul 18, 2022 near Blue Ridge, GA

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