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Best trails in Dawsonville

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Looking for a great trail near Dawsonville, Georgia? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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 Island Ford Park. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Dawsonville ranging from 1.3 to 10.4 miles and from 1,085 to 3,389 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 Dawsonville
Top trails (17)
#1 - Amicalola Falls via East Ridge Loop Trail
Amicalola Falls State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
This is a track from the bottom of amicacola falls to the top. From there up to the AT approach trail and back. Fun loop for all. Well marked and the falls are beautiful!Show more
#2 - Len Foote Hike Inn Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
The current response to the COVID-19 emergency has closed several trails and recreation sites in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Please see website for up to date info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Show more
#3 - Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 17 m
Amicalola Falls is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dawsonville, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.Show more
#4 - Appalachian Approach Trail
Amicalola Falls State Park
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 9 h 20 m
Appalachian Approach Trail is a 16.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dawsonville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#5 - Amicalola Falls State Park via Appalachian Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
The current response to the COVID-19 emergency has closed several trails and recreation sites in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Please see website for up to date info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Show more
#6 - Amicalola Creek Trail
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
You must have a hunting license, fishing license, or GORP (Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass) to enter.Show more
#7 - Cochran Creek Falls
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Cochran Creek Falls is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dawsonville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The traShow more
#8 - Lookout to Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Lookout to Amicalola Falls is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dawsonville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#9 - Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area Trails
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
As of 2/23/2019 - several gates and trails in this area are closed due to flooding and extreme weather conditions. Please consult the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area before visiting.Show more
#10 - Frosty Mountain (via The Approach Trail)
Amicalola Falls State Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Frosty Mountain is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest along the Approach Trail to Springer Mountain (the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.) The summit was once the site of a U.S.Show more
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