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Hiking at Amicalola Falls State Park
If you enjoy exploring the outdoors on foot, you’re in luck, because Georgia offers some of the most diverse and scenic hiking trails around. You’ll find a new surprise at each and every bend, as the lay of the land is as varied as the flora and fauna. You’ll also discover panoramic vantage points that will more than reward you for your trek. It’s the reason Georgia is known as a hiker’s paradise!
In the north Georgia mountains, hikers will find day hikes and backpacking trails amidst awe-inspiring waterfalls. Waterfalls are a star attraction at
Black Rock Mountain
. Anna Ruby Falls is located just outside
Unicoi State Park
. In the fall, there's a vast pallet of vibrant, autumn leaves.
Many types of hiking experiences are available. Choose the ones that are best for your interests and ability.
Challenging backcountry trails are found at
(Appalachian Trail access),
Black Rock Mountain
. Primitive camping is allowed with advanced reservations. Hike in to the
and spend the night. Pack it in; pack it out.
Paved or hard-surfaced trails suitable for wheelchairs and strollers are found at
(great waterfall view),
(parking lot to overlook),
Red Top Mountain
(some sand and roots),
Stephen C. Foster
(Okefenokee boardwalk) and
(old railroad bed).
Nearly every state park trail provides an opportunity for children to burn off energy and explore nature. A few top choices are at
(follows a large creek) and
Watson Mill Bridge
(covered bridge and shoals).
Stretch your legs and your mind on trails at state historic sites. Good choices are
(Revolutionary War) and
Fort King George
Many park trails are well suited for trail running. Athletes are encouraged to look out for other hikers, especially children, during their run.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
has twice hosted The Northface Endurance Challenge and looks forward to their visit again in October.
To begin or expand your hiking adventures at Georgia State Parks, join the
Canyon Climbers Club
and experience some of the system’s most spectacular landscapes.
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