Explore the most popular Camping trails in Georgia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
rocky
18 hours ago

Challenging but fun! did the whole 7.5mi amount. Very rocky when you're on the AT part but fantastic views atop Blood Mountain. Didn't find a way to get to the summit of Slaughter Mountain, though that might be because all the forest looks the same without all the leaves. The temp varied a lot - in the coldest parts was in the 40s, then on the descent/trip back it was in the 50s. Bring gloves + something to cover ears.

Very isolated once you leave the AT part and hit the other trail. Climb-heavy too, I got a blister on my right heel (though that could also be because I'm breaking in my boots still). Great for a solo hike. Probably better with others.

As others have said, not very scenic until the end by the canyons but a nice trail none the less. There were a couple of steep climbs. The start of the trail was sandy and very wet, actually has running water and we had to kind of walk around the edge. Met one of the employees who said come back in a few weeks for the best time to see blooms, we will be back.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

It was really fun, most of it was steep but had some really amazing views

Well marked trail

backpacking
blowdown
2 days ago

After the 7th water crossing the trail was reclaimed by nature. Couldn't find any resemblance of a trail, and it's sad cause I've been there plenty of times so it's not like I didnt know what i was looking for. there are about 8 white pines down across the river at the 7th crossing and the entire trail after that is downed trees for 1/4 of a mile. I couldn't make it any further with all my camping gear so I was forced to go back and give up. this trail needs some serious love

March 17, 2019

blowdown
muddy
off trail
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

Hiked to the falls from the East trailhead and camped at the bottom. This trail is dangerous at times which you really need to watch your footing. Alot of areas are washed out especially from about 1.5 miles in onward to the falls.

This trailhead should really be closed until repaired , its bad. Took 1.5hrs to get back to the trailhead from the falls(only about 2.3 miles) because its such in need of repair, trail gets lost alot . The trail is cool otherwise.

Super easy hike for a first mile or so then then it gets moderately hard for the last half mile or so. Day was super clear and we could see Atlanta skyline.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Pretty cool view of the valley. Lots of straight ups and straight downs so be prepared. Plenty of water sources scattered around the loop. If you have a filter bring it so you don’t have to lug water weight around the whole hike.

Solid medium difficulty hike with very nice views along the way (winter) and well kept trails.

My friend and I did the full 8 miles yesterday and were concerned about downed trees before starting. They’ve since been through and cleared it all which made for a much easier hike! The waterfalls were still a little obstructed, but the trail was clear. The views from the top were amazing!

Great trail! Lots of variety from waterfalls to creek crossings, to vistas, to bouldering. It is a workout on your ankles with all the bouldering and tree roots. But it is well worth the workout. Do include the Goldmind Creek trail offshoot - very nice along the creek.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Take this trail for what it is: A road to many other great trails and bushwhacks. You can hike the logging trail if you wish or you can jump off at any point to go explore the woods. This is not a dirt trail, instead a mix or worn road and gravel/rock. It's not without merit, though.

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Couldn't find the start of the trail drove all the way up the mountain and found a gorgeous water fall! and the view was perfect all the way up

This is a great place to hike. Along the river with a nice picturesque background from the canyon walls. Cant wait to come back and do it again. Started at the bottom and hiked up to the top, couldn't do the stairs unfortunately because of the dogs paws.

hiking
5 days ago

this was such a great hike beautiful views! areas to camp! and not very crowded at all we probably saw 20 people in all

I hiked this trail today 3/15/19 and it was very well marked with short, challenging uphills sections with most of the trial being flat and fairly easy. There is a section were you will need to cross a creek so expect to get wet, however it is shallow and slow-flowing. Altogether an enjoyable hike in the NE hills.

hiking
6 days ago

My boyfriend an I are currently road tripping throughout GA to complete the GA waterfalls trip and Panthers Creek has been one of our favorites. Parking is directly across the street from the trailhead and the beginning of the trail is a little sketch- it goes under a couple vandalized overpasses. But then opens up to an amazing, AMAZING trail. I would most likely considerate it moderate. The last quarter of the trail is completely rocky/tree root terrain but a large portion of that last quarter has a small pole/chain rail to help steady you. Although, stay alert because a couple poles were unsteady. I would also say make sure you bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks since the trail is 7 miles total. There are a couple large flat boulders overlooking the water that you can stop and eat on. Or just refuel when you’ve made it to the falls.

backpacking
7 days ago

Did this as a overnight backpacking trip with The pup starting counter clockwise from Vogel State Park and camping about 5 1/2 miles in near calf stomp pass. Definitely a strenuous hike with a lot of persistent uphill climbs, especially after crossing wolf pen gap Road and entering the blood Mountain wilderness area. I’m glad I did this hike in the winter since the bare trees revealed mountains surrounding you the majority of the hike, though there’s no grand vistas for a nice photo. I went during the week and only ran into one other party each day on the trail. All told, we probably walked for about 8 hours. If you’re doing the overnight trip, stop into the Vogel Park visitor Center and they will provide you a little map that indicates where you can find backcountry campsites and water on the trail. Good if you’re looking for a challenging, quiet trail, and very manageable for the average fitness hiker when broken into two parts.

The first few miles are along a stream with some falls. We were told to consider this a dry trail for the majority of the summer, but during the winter and spring it seems to have plenty. Most of the rest of the trail weaves next to streams the majority of the way, alternating between crossing them and going up onto the hills above for a mile or two at a time.

There are at least a dozen campsites along this route, but reservations and a parking pass are needed from the state park. There are a few times where you take other side trails off of the main Pine Mountain Trail, but overall it’s a fairly easy and relaxing trail. Some of the trail still has damage from a tornado a few years ago, but they’ve cleared the trail well and rebuilt some of the campsites affected.

hiking
9 days ago

Brought my dog with me and we really enjoyed hiking this trail. It’s not too hard and not too long but has very nice views. I went early in the morning and there was hardly anyone there.

Very short and scenic trail. It follows the lake for half the distance. Lots of “pull offs” to take in the lake and swimming if you like. Area has parking and a picnic table for lunch. Nice hike!

Perfect trail for smaller children.

I hiked in about 3.5 miles to the falls and then back out. There is a parking lot on the opposite side with outhouses (clean ones) and picnic area. Make sure you buy a pass, they inspect! The trail was enjoyable and easy to follow as it hugs the creek. The rocks glint gold making the trail beautiful. There are several large flat rocks at the falls that make a great spot for a snack. I saw people of all ages giving parts of it a try at their own pace. Great trail for sure.

This is one of my favorite hikes in north Georgia. The best window is from November to April when the views are more open.....especially from Ramrock Mountain. The seven mile round trip from Woody Gap is quite manageable, with several nice elevation changes, for a very nice day hike. There are several nice camp sites at Gooch Gap that allow for a pleasant lunch break.

hiking
11 days ago

Normally a very nice Fairly strenuous hike. But the trail is completely destroyed and dangerous at about 2.5 miles up. A section on the trail has washed out. About 70 feet long and 20 feet in elevation. The trail will need a complete reroute to be safe again. 3/1/2019.

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