Looking for a great trail near Ellijay, Georgia? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 Amicalola Falls State Park or Cohutta Wildlife Management Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ridgeway Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Ellijay ranging from 1 to 11.7 miles and from 1,145 to 3,772 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Our first time on this trail. Love it! Pretty easy and although the path isn’t clearly marked it’s easy to tell where it is. The big kind of flat rocks by the river is a great place to eat lunch. Highly recommend

Great trail, pretty easy to follow. I would honestly rate this as easy, only a couple spots of elevation gain. I only saw 1 couple the entire trail and it was a Saturday morning. Pup loved the trail too which is a bonus!!

Beautiful trail. Super easy, beautiful scenery

Nice trail but hard to get to. Drive to trail includes a 5 mile drive on gravel, single lane, road. A bumpy, slow but doable 30 minute drive.

mountain biking
rocky
21 days ago

Great trail!

nice day hike and overnight camping trip. it was the day after a storm so everything looked very green. not much change for fall leaves yet. this would make a great day hike. I'm going to check out the little waterfall about a mile north tomorrow.

So I tried to locate the trail and google maps took me to a gated community, anyone have any directions?

hiking
1 month ago

The road to the trail is very rough. The trail is overgrown and littered with fallen trees. The trail is not marked at all - when the leaf fall is heavy the trail will be most difficult to follow.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail with an easy hike. Lots of places to pull up and enjoy the river views. We were the only ones there on a Tuesday. Make sure you get a permit.

Great trail with the dogs! If you’re debating going the extra distance to an outlook (instead of just looking from the bridge), definitely go! Beautiful sights.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Backpacking with scouts

4.5 miles not 3.5 but excellent none the less!

My son and I really enjoyed this hike. We started at Springer Mountain and finished up at Neels Gap. Had a blast.

It's a day hike from 8:05am to 5:13pm, from Springer Mountain- AT 0 to Gooch Gap AT 16.9, walked total 17.8 miles with 3550 ft elevation gain, this part covered 3 mountains: Springer Mountain, Hawks Mountain and Gooch Mountain. Uphill climbing around Long Creek Falls and Horse Gap were challenging. Plan to spend another day to hike from Gooch Gap to Neels Gap. Will update when it's done.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice short trail.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

it's a beautiful trail! nice views, and the overlook at the end is worth the few extra yard hike. moderate is a good description -- steep at times, some steep drop-offs, scraggly roots. the parking area has a lot of people fishing. it's just secluded enough to get an escape. the drive there did take us through about a mile of gravel road, coming from Ellijay. worth the drive and the hike!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Good hike, dog friendly, though we had a few close calls with mountain bikers riding through and had be on alert

Great trail -Springer to Three Forks and back. Springer parking lot (1 mi.) was crowded, in the morning but weather turned wet and breeze so all clear out. Fast pace, easy hike to 3 Forks and back. Rocky and fun to the top of Springer. Videoed a "thru-hiker" in her final steps at Springer. Much joy!!

awesome hike. start at the falls though. prepare to climb many peaks. plenty of water in spring.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

A nice, short hike. Be prepared to drive 10 miles on gravel.

Beautiful hike with tons of rhododendron!! Would be awesome to go back in the spring to see all their flowers. Very impressed with how well kept this trail is. It was lightly trafficked on the day we went, but it had also rained in the middle of our hike so I imagine that had something to do with it. Highly recommend! Especially if you’re staying in the three forks campground.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Boyfriend, our 2 dogs, and I tacked this short hike onto our Three Forks loop so we could see the southern terminus of the AT and man was it worth it! It is rocky but we came across many people who were only doing the 1.9 trek in their Chacos and no packs, so that’s an indication that anyone can do it. The plaques at the top marking the AT were beautiful and there is a trail sign in book built into the rock. The ONLY thing that was kind of disappointing is that the outcropping for a view of the smokys is a little over grown so we couldn’t see very much. It definitely needs a trim. There is a shelter a little before the top as well as an out house! Highly recommend this hike for a quick, rewarding experience.

Fisrt time overnight hiking, we spent 2 nights on the trail. great time, awesome people. Highly recommend for a first time.

hiking
private property
1 month ago

Fun hike! we dod it with our 2 dogs. Way back has more of an incline than the way in but definitely manageable.

backpacking
rocky
1 month ago

lots of downhill and inevitable uphill. Most creek features are off-trail with really only 3 campsites along the way.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

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