Looking for a great trail near Suches, Georgia? AllTrails has 26 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 Vogel State Park or Amicalola Falls State Park , we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Suches ranging from 1.8 to 10 miles and from 2,020 to 4,455 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Hiked this trail today with my hubby! Temps in the high 40's, a bit windy with 15mph winds and sunny! Beautiful Scenery, nice steady climb to Big Cedar! Lots of thru hikers on trail today and what an amazing view for lunch!! Thought this trail was easier then moderate! Beautiful view and scenery!

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.

Good trail overall and well maintained. Only hiked from the parking area to the summit of Coosa Bald but it was nice. Not any great views at the top though. MyTrails said it would be 1.5 miles there, was actually 2.0 (their recording didn't follow the switchbacks in the trail).

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked from the parking area at Wolf Pen Gap road to the top of Slaughter mountain. Steep trail but well maintained. Short bushwhack from the trail to the summit but not too bad.

One if my favorite hikes. We hiked it with my 9 and 6 year old and they crushed it. Multiple creek crossing were fun and of course the outlook at the top was awesome.

Some good water filled creek crossings. Did this at a good pace did not stop or take overlook trail. Left from visitor center.

trail running
8 days ago

parked at the Skeenah Gap Road entrance to the Benton Mackaye trail and ran to the intersection of Duncan Ridge trail. very steep, and was misty the entire time on Duncan Ridge. turned around five miles because a tree was down across the trail. this was a very steep trail run, and is part of the Cruel Jewel ultramarathon course.

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.

walking
blowdown
9 days ago

One heck of an initiation to hiking. I'd never been on a real hike before and this one is considered "moderate" in difficulty. I'm old, fat, and very out of shape, but I was able to finish the loop and still had an amazing time. I'm a little sore the next morning but that is to be expected. The trail itself is not marked as well as I'd like but maybe for a more experienced hiker or someone who can wayfind better than me it won't be a problem.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
10 days ago

This trail was a nice one! Moderate is a good description. There were places I found to be easier than others. Which was truly nice because some locations were steeper. The rocks and mud made this the most challenging. There were a group of 5 women and 3 dogs ( also girls!) :) and we did this in 3 hours. This included lunch and lots of pictures. Starting on the trail we to took a right when we got to bear hair gap instead of straight towards blood mountain. This was much less challenging. Coming down from blood mountain trail was difficult and steep a few places. We saw 15-20 wild hogs! Do t let your dogs off leash!!

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.

Great hike! Recently hiked the Benton MacKaye Trail (also Duncan Ridge Trail for this portion) from where it crosses Hwy 60 (Morgantown Hwy) south to the Toccoa River. The trail was in great shape with NO downed trees on the trail. The first .92 of a mile is all uphill, but from that point to the river is easy going and basically runs along the ridge. At the river is an amazing suspension bridge. I've read elsewhere that at 260+ feet it is the longest suspension bridge in Georgia. This bridge alone is worth the trip. Rather that retrace my hike back to the trailhead, I took the Tooni Gap Rd (service road) to make this hike a loop hike rather than an out-n-back. The service road is dirt/crushed gravel and only slightly longer than the trail. See my track recording. Highly recommend this hike as one of the best in the state.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
20 days ago

Tough up hill trail. Hiked to Coosa Bald on one side and Slaughter Mtn on the other side. Lots of blown down trees. Trail crews were working on it.

Beautiful weather today, so I headed up to Woody Gap and did the round trip to Gooch Gap and back. This time of year, the view is expansive for most of the trek and doesn’t disappoint. Plenty of assents for good exercise and a lot of shade throughout.
Noticed many areas that would be great camping spots too. I’ll definitely hike this 7-8 mile route again.

hiking
26 days ago

Love this hike. Yes, it’s moderate, but still provides a nice morning workout. We’ve only hiked this one on week days, so we always have the trail to ourselves. I always bring trekking poles as there are a handful of river crossings that can be a little challenging with all the rain we’ve had. The overview is a slight detour, but worth the extra steps. Especially if it’s a clear day.

Great little hike to The Swinging Bridge. Once you drive in where you re a sign to turn to the swinging bridge you're actually going to be driving on gravel dirt road I would say that's maybe about 15 minutes or so to get to a little area where you can park. Once you park you go straight forward and then just kind of go downwards a little bit to the bridge. At first when we parked we didn't know where to go there's really no sign that say where the bridge was or which direction to go to but basically once you park just go straight forward and you'll be hiking a little and then you'll be able to see bridge. I really enjoyed the gravel road to get to the parking as it was pretty muddy and I was driving my Jeep so that was pretty cool LOL.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was a good moderate trail. Make sure you have waterproof hiking boots and a good hiking stick. There were about 6 Creek crossings that require skill to not get wet. Overall a good loop trail and the weather was awesome.

Hiked this portion of the AT this morning. Little chilly at 17 degrees but hiking warmed me up quickly. The views are great from Preacher’s Rock but at 8:20 am I was looking directly into the sun. Still, great view. Same is true for the turn-out about a half mile further up the trail. However is you follow the track for this hike the turnaround is at a random spot on the trail and I don’t think there is any significance to it. Short hike, fun for everyone, more of a hike if you go up from Dockery Lake.

Awesome views. Very windy when I went recently, but still worth it!

Easy hike for the first mile. Gets easy/moderate on the back end near Ramrock. A few switchbacks at that point. And really, it’s the best part of the hike. The views are OK until that point. Then you get up and can see the entire valley down below.

This is a really fun hike! An amazing view 1.5 miles in makes it so worth it and gooch gap is a really cool little spot in a valley 2 miles further.

This was a really fun trail, not very long of a hike and really fun! Even in the cold there was ice and snow everywhere and a super view at the top. If you’re anywhere around you should put this one on your list

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Hiked in counter clockwise. The weather was cold, and do to a front that moved in the night before, everything was covered or dusted with snow. The trail looked amazing. I branched off to the Appalachian trail at the split. It’s a bit confusing with the way the sign reads but it’s a left toward Neals Gap if you’re wanting to do the loop. A good majority of the little runoffs were frozen over so water wasn’t available until I reached the base of Blood Mountain. Going up to Blood Mountain overlook was challenging as many of the steps were completely iced over. I would recommend having some spikes available for these parts if you plan to venture out in the same conditions. I stayed overnight at the summit for the Super Blood wolf moon lunar eclipse. Pretty impressive from up there. The following day I hiked down and finished the Slaughter Creek trail to complete the loop. More running water on that side of the loop. All in all a good hike.

Great trail overall. Preachers Rock was sweet, but the better part of this trail is towards the end when you have to short spur. There is another view that’s just as pretty and much lower volume for people. Busy trail, good for dogs, not good for young kids.

Excellent trail. Moderate elevation changes. Only took 3 hours. I am sure the views are great but today was steady rain\clouds\mist. The good thing was I only passed two other people.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike out, moderately strenuous during the first mile climb. Bridge is worth seeing. The walk back is along a dirt road. total trip was 7 miles by my GPS.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked in very foggy conditions and 30 degree weather. Hike to just past Coosa Bald and returned because of a late start. Many fallen trees on trail but well-marked with blue blazes.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike past the swinging Bridge there was a few muddy spots but if you walk straight up the road on the other side it’s a nice easy hike

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Did this hike as an afterthought following a quick hike from Woody Gap to Big Cedar Mountain and back. It's a very rocky service road that has seen better days, and quite steep in some areas. At the top you are rewarded with a great panoramic view. There is also an old fire tower that has been converted into what appears to be a ham relay station based on the numbers and types of antennas. There is a fence, so you won't have access to the actual tower.

You have to park at Woody Gap and then walk north about 150 yards along the side of the road to access the trail. Be careful!

Very crowded but great hike with awesome view. And there is another great overlook if you go past preachers rock.

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