Looking for a great trail near Dahlonega, Georgia? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, 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. Ready for some activity? There are 12 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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camping
6 days ago

Great place to camp! Easy access to the trails to both waterfalls and it's not a strenuous hike at all.

ohv/off road driving
7 days ago

Rocky easy trail. A little mud, some ruts, but no 4wd needed. Great scenery and no traffic. Fun 45 minute alternate route to Suches for anything with some ground clearance. 2014 JKU running 35s

hiking
12 days ago

The only reason this isn’t a 5-star for me is because the amount of road noise you can hear from the trail disrupts the serenity of the forest and the babbling creek. Fantastic trail - easy to navigate. Some elevation could push those who aren’t in the best of shape but they aren’t too difficult. Plenty of benches to rest along the way. Beautiful hike.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful short hike to the falls. Benches along the way.

hiking
17 days ago

Set out in the morning it was 36°. The start of the trail was a bit hard to find but we found it and we’re quickly on our way. Our favorite thing about this hike was that there was a water feature or a crossing quite often which breaks up the monotony of a straight walk. The Stream crossings we’re very easy with ample steppingstones. There is a very nice area to view the lake for him with a spot to dip your feet in. A father with a collection of children was putting them to work catching him lunch. We stopped off about a mile and a half in and had a small lunch by a babbling Brooke. Very relaxing.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail.

Yoyo’d this trail on a beautiful late Oct day for a total of 20.7 miles. Busy trail, especially considering it was a weekday. A couple nice overlooks and neat stone cabin at Blood Mountain. Took a break for lunch at the store on Hwy 129 at Neels Gap. I’d rate this as moderate instead of hard.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

Tree down just before lower falls. Had to crawl under to get to falls.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this trail 10/16/19, in the middle of the day. NOBODY else was out there, as far as we could tell. Parking was free, and the trailhead was clearly marked. I carried my baby on my back, and it took us about 3 hours of moving time to complete the trek. I logged 7.1 miles on my GPS. The trail was easy to follow. Though there aren't many blazes (light blue), there aren't many intersections or places the trail was washed out. You have to go around a few downed trees/branches, but that was doable. The trail is mostly rocky, but even though it had rained very recently, it wasn't slick. You can see some nice views in the distance, and you can hear water flowing for much of the hike. I think we crossed a total of 8 streams, but none even required getting my feet wet. The last mile or so is a steady ascent, but not technically challenging. There's nothing in particular to see when you reach the AT, so even if you don't go all the way there and are only able to do the first couple miles, it's still worthwhile! Beautiful foliage, flowing creeks, quiet surroundings, fantastic tree cover--I don't know why this trail isn't more popular.

hiking
1 month ago

Restricted and apparently a sewage irrigation site. Waste of time.

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

Nice trail with decent scenery. Not a hard run but there are some hills on the back side that will make you dig deep.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike up and back. An easy trail to add on to your day if you want to hike multiple places. Very nice quiet campground at the base of the trail. I’ve stayed there multiple times and would recommend it.

This is a great hike...one of our favorites. Terrain is good for all levels and has many surfaces...like rocks, roots, narrow, wide, leaves, dirt, gravel, small streams and so on....not too step or strenuous. We clocked in 7.3 miles on the apple health app. There are no blazes, but the trial is easy to follow. Great parking area that had a shared restroom. Also, we did not see any snakes or bears! The road from highway to the trailhead is a gravel road, could be an issue if it had been raining.

Overall good trail! Some steep slopes but a good afternoon hike.

Siuper day on the trail. Hogpen to Neels Gap. First mile great workout. Top of the moountain was great sceens of mts to the south. medium ups and downs. Only issue, trail was narrow due to "overgrowth".

ohv/off road driving
rocky
2 months ago

First time offroader with 2004 LR Discovery. Had a great time with the kids. Its basically a gravel road that is in rough shape with plenty of trenches washed out. In most spots, you can pick a difficult path or an easier path. Took about 2 hours but we took our time and stopped for snack breaks. At the end of the road, it hits a service road. Turn right and you'll be on an asphalt road fairly soon. I don't see this as a trail that would be any fun to hike since you'd be on loose gravel most of the time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great quick trail with 2 water falls!

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I liked the grade on this trail. The climbs weren’t so steep they left me gasping for breath and the terrain was varied so you weren’t humping uphill for ridiculous stretches. That being said, a large portion of this trail appears to be an ancient logging road from back in the bad old days before they had such things as best management practices, streamside management zones and switchbacks so the trail does occasionally run straight up the grade (which allows water to flow straight down the grade). There tend to be lots of loose pebble to cobble sized stones in these areas, so if you are prone to ankle issues as I am, wear your good boots. It’s a pleasant trail, no really breathtaking views or anything. The one waterfall I saw had a tree down on top of it.

Great trail! Lots of flowers and awesome views. It does have some difficult climbs - but nothing as severe as sassafras and blood mountains.

Great day of hiking! Blood mtn was hard down towards Neels creek! Great rewards at the store!

great trail--definitely preferred Bull counterclockwise. Jake is a lot smoother with more flow.

hiking
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

Not heavily traveled, great hike to take friends that don't hike avidly as it is not a particularly difficult hike; I would rank this as an easy hike. In some areas where it might be "Moderate", I would say it is related to the "rocky" terrain at times. There are a couple of areas along the ridge that the vegetation opens up an offers a great view. The trail had several trees down, there was only one point where we had to step off the trail to get around fallen debris. If you are the first one on the trail, be prepared to carry a long stick to mitigate the amount of spider webs you take to the face!.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Weirdest hike on a Methodist retreat property. The app doesn’t follow the trail at all and we were wondering if we were in the right place when we passed within 20 feet of buildings. The water was super muddy and the waterfall, while large, lost its magic with the whole weirdness and muddy water.

hiking
3 months ago

the upper falls trail was not to bad. it had a few hills but overall easy. the lower falls trail was a lot more elevation gain in a short distance. it had stepp inclines and stairs.

ohv/off road driving
3 months ago

Hit the trail in my Land Rover LR3. Directions to the trail head are spot on. Great trail, not overly difficult. Running through the water/mud crossings was fun. The trail is exactly 4 miles in. Once you get to the end of the trail you end up on some service road. I had no idea where I was so I just turned around and went back down. Someone else mentioned another more secluded side trail. I believe I saw the same trail. I wasn’t brave enough to run it alone. Would be great if someone had some insight on it. Enjoy!

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