There are some great hiking trails in Georgia. From the mountains to the coast, and all in between there are many trails. From trails in state and national parks to city trails there is something for you. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Appalachian Trail in Georgia – There are seventy some odd miles of the AT in Georgia, but you don’t have to do all of it in one hiking trip. You can hike a mile or two during a fun day hike, or go for a longer weekend trip where you can knock out anywhere from a five to twenty miles. There are several roads that intersect the trail so there are many sections where you can hike from road to road in a day or a weekend.
Suwanee Greenway – This trail covers about five miles if you hike it end to end, but more if you explore any of the side trails. It is well maintained with most of it paved and offers access to fun places like the Suwanee Town Center Park. This trail is popular with families on bikes, walkers, joggers, and of course hikers.
Benton MacKaye Trail – This trail winds through one of the most beautiful areas of North Georgia. You’ll enjoy the drive to this trail as much as the trail itself. This trail is cared for by a highly dedicated association that keeps it in top condition.
Silver Comet Trail – With over 60 miles of trail you can really work your legs on this one. This is an excellent trail for your bike, and a perfect place to train for a big hike. This trail was once a railroad and now winds through three Georgia counties.
Savannah – If you’re visiting Savannah you must see Skidaway Island State Park, and while you’re there you can hike the trails. Just remember that if you are there in the summer the bugs are biting and the humidity and heat are killer. Drink lots of water, use bug repellant, and consider hiking in the morning.