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Gems in Chattahoochee National Forest - 5

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gem Favorite Well worth the trip!

Panther Creek Falls

(16) Toccoa, GA
gem Favorite Early morning views from Brasstown Bald looking north

Brasstown Bald Mountain

(6) Hiawassee, GA
gem Favorite Len Foote Hike Inn

Len Foote Hike Inn

(8) Dahlonega, 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 - 37

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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 Toccoa Swinging Bridge - Photo Credit Samantha Smith Taylor.
Difficult

Georgia Death Race (GDR)

73.1 mi 117.7 km 12,914' Up 3936.31 m Up 13,369' Down 4074.79 m Down

Blairsv…, 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/Difficult

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 From Rabun Bald summit tower.
Difficult

Georgia Sky to Summit 50K

30.6 mi 49.3 km 6,420' Up 1956.75 m Up 6,386' Down 1946.5 m Down

Mountai…, 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 Running out of the John's Mountain Aid Station
Difficult

Georgia Jewel 100

99.3 mi 159.8 km 13,356' Up 4070.79 m Up 13,356' Down 4071.01 m Down

Trion, GA
Favorite Coosa Backcountry Trail through GA hardwood forest
Very Difficult

H9 50 mile Dragon Course

55.4 mi 89.1 km 13,495' Up 4113.35 m Up 13,496' Down 4113.73 m Down

Blairsv…, GA

Chattahoochee National Forest Running

  • 1,804 Miles 2,903 Kilometers of Trail
  • 36 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 68 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 155 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 64 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chattahoochee National Forest - 251

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1High Shoals Falls Trail
Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA
Intermediate
Hiawassee, GA 19 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #2Bearden Falls Trails
Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate
Dahlonega, GA
79.0 mi 127.2 km #3AT: Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA 12 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #4Hike Inn Lodge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #5Long Creek Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
Easy/Intermediate
Ellijay, GA
52.8 mi 84.9 km #6Bartram Trail #164 - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mountain City, GA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #7Jake Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #8Saddle Back Trail (aka: Bare Hare)
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
Difficult
Dahlonega, GA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #9Lake Trail
Easy
Chatsworth, GA
Easy
Chatsworth, GA
5.9 mi 9.5 km #10Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ellijay, GA

Photos of Chattahoochee National Forest - 230

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View from Yonah Mountain
Nov 8, 2019 near Cleveland, GA
Toccoa Swinging Bridge - Photo Credit Samantha Smith Taylor.
Dec 15, 2016 near Blue Ridge, 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 Creek Falls from bottom of falls.
Dec 13, 2020 near Ellijay, GA
Hiking at Tallulah Gorge alongside Oceana Falls
Mar 9, 2020 near Clayton, GA
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.
Mar 6, 2020 near Chatsworth, GA
Running out of the John's Mountain Aid Station
Sep 12, 2018 near LaFayette, GA