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Best trails in Dahlonega

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Looking for a great trail near Dahlonega, Georgia? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Vogel State Park or Amicalola Falls State Park , we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Buford Dam Park or Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Dahlonega ranging from 3.2 to 16.1 miles and from 1,240 to 3,877 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Dahlonega
Top trails (23)
#1 - DeSoto Falls Trail
Dahlonega, Georgia
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 52 m
#2 - Lake Zwerner (aka Yahoola Creek Reservoir)
Dahlonega, Georgia
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Lake Zwerner Trail is a looping trail around the Yahoola Creek Reservoir at the outskirts of Dahlonega GA. Beautiful lake & amazing mountain views. The trail twists & turns around the lake & through the woods Lake Zwerner Trail is a good challenge for the casual hiker. The scenery is amazing. There are some challenging areas where the trail gets steep (50%). But to break up the hike, there are several benches, a couple of picnic areas, and two swings benches. The trail between the two parking areas is beside hwy 19. The trail north of the north parking area is gravel. The majority of the trail is packed uneven dirt with exposed rocks and roots. There are several streams that flow into the lake. The Lake is popular for fishing from the shore and from boat. You will see canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. UNG uses the lake to train their sculling team.Show more
#3 - Appalachian Trail: Neels Gap to Hogpen Gap
Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 9 h 33 m
#4 - Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Neel's Gap
Blood Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
#5 - Jake Mountain Loop Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
#6 - Horseshoe Ridge Road
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
#7 - Dicks Creek Trail
Chestatee Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
About 25 minutes from downtown Dahlonega, Awesome place to fish or primitive camp. Great spot to bring your dogs. The trail head is relatively easy to find, at a larger parking area on the right side of the road.Show more
#8 - Dockery Lake Loop
Chestatee Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
The trail around the lake is wheelchair accessible with the base being small gravel. On one end of the lake is a wood fishing pier and on the other is a nice picnic area for day use. Show more
#9 - Jake Mountain, Bull Mountain, Saddle Back Loop Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 20.2 mi • Est. 10 h 44 m
#10 - Gold Rush Scenic Drive: Dahlonega to Cleveland
Vogel State Park
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Length: 47.1 mi
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