Monday, December 17, 2018

GREAT GEORGIA HIKES

12 Great Georgia Hikes

Georgia's landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great hikes, fit for an experienced backpacker, day-tripper, or even an urban crusader (two are ITP!).

Caution! How to deal with common fears on Georgia trails

Best tips for dealing with your biggest fears on a Georgia hike. (Spoiler alert: Most of these occurrences are pretty unlikely.)

Trail Ready: Our 12 hiking gear picks

Load up, packers. Here’s the stuff our favorite local outfitters recommend for your trek.

COVER STORY

Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great hikes, fit for an experienced backpacker, day-tripper, or even an urban crusader (two are ITP!). Discover scenic spots and find out which trail is Georgia’s toughest.

Meet Up: The Atlanta Outdoor Club

The Atlanta Outdoor Club organizes events every day, at as many as a dozen spots each weekend, from local gems like Sope Creek to bucket-list destinations like the German Alps.

Bunk up: The Len Foote Hike Inn

There is one backcountry inn only accessible by foot in Georgia. Starting from a parking lot above Amicalola Falls, it’s a beautiful, fairly easy five-mile walk through a mossy forest just ninety minutes north of Atlanta.

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