Chattahoochee National Forest

Top Adventures in Chattahoochee National Forest

  • Camp at Morganton Point

    Morganton Point Campground is one of the most well-maintained campgrounds in North Georgia. There are sites available for both RVs and tents, but the tent section is separate from the RV area so don't worry about any noisy generators!  I camped at...

  • Hike the Appalachian Trail to Preachers Rock

    The Appalachian Trail is arguably the most famous thru-hike in the world.  Along its 2,181-mile journey, there are many beautiful mountain views, and Preachers Rock is definitely one of them.  A large granite slab near the summit of Big Cedar Moun...

    2.1 miles 425 ft gain

  • Hike the Bear Hair Gap Trail

    Vogel State Park is one of the many beautifully preserved wilderness parks of Northern Georgia.  With a stunning alpine lake and 17 miles of trails, you cannot go wrong.  The Bear Hair Trail is the perfect mid-distance option that will reward you ...

    5.5 miles 675 ft gain

  • Camp at Vogel State Park

    Nestled at the foot of Blood Mountain is one of Georgia's most scenic State Parks.  With over 90 campsites and 35 charming cottages, 17 miles of hiking trails, a beautiful alpine lake, and a charming waterfall, Vogel State Park highlights all of t...

  • Hike the Trahlyta Lake Trail to Trahlyta Falls

    Lake Trahlyta in Vogel State Park offers a truly unique combination of natural beauty and opportunity for recreation.  The easy one-mile Lake Trahlyta trail circles the emerald colored lake and has a short deviation that leads to a calming, yet im...

    1 miles 30 ft gain

  • Hike Blood Mountain

    The Chattahoochee National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness make up the wild and scenic southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blood Mountain trail offers the day hiker a taste of the Appalachian Trail that does not disappoint.The hike starts ...

    4.3 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Backpack the Appalachian Trail from Blood Mountain to Cowrock Mountain

    North Georgia is packed with awesome mountain trails, but few boast the beauty and magnitude of the Appalachian Trail. The hike from Blood Mountain to Cowrock Mountain is one of the more scenic sections of the AT in Georgia, in terms of mountain v...

    14 miles 2907 ft gain

  • Hike to Desoto Falls, Georgia

    The Chattahoochee National Forest is another kind of jungle.  On hot summer days well over 95 degrees, the forest canopy provides a shelter for human and wildlife alike. Here adventurers can enjoy hiking the Desoto Falls trail(s), try their luck a...

    2 miles

  • Hike to Helton Creek Falls

    Getting to Helton Creek Falls can be a little bit tricky. You can either access the trailhead from 348 (the less popular, more adventurous route), or you can access the trailhead easily off of highway 19.  The reason why access from 348 is a bit t...

    0.6 miles 22 ft gain

  • Climb the Stairs to Amicalola Falls

    Adventurers access the falls through the state park entrance. From the parking lot, hikers follow the clearly marked signs to the base of the falls. The incline begins by the pond at the base of the falls. From the pond, follow the incline along t...

    1 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Springer Mountain

    Begin your journey from Amicalola Falls State Park. Despite the steep climb, you should park at the base of the falls and climb the steps for a great view of one of the grandest falls in the South. (For more on that hike, see: "Climb the Stairs to...

    19 miles 4346 ft gain

  • Explore Cane Creek Falls

    From the parking lot, walk about 500 feet to the check-in office to let the receptionist know that you would like to visit the falls.  This campground operates as a retreat select times throughout the year and is closed to the public during those ...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Suches, Georgia

      Getaway Chattahoochee

      A Handcrafted Hideaway Enjoy your tiny spot in nature - our collection of cabins is spread across 57 acres. The cabins are scattered throughout our Outpost, but you'll be near your neighbors.  Unpl...

      From $119/night

    • Morganton, Georgia

      Morganton Point

      Overview The Morganton Point Recreation Area is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District, within the beautiful northeast Georgia mountains. Pristine water and scenic views draw visitors from aroun...

    • Morganton, Georgia

      Guesthouse

      Before you even get to the farm, you'll enjoy a scenic drive with plenty of opportunities to experience nature firsthand. As you drive the winding country road, you'll spot cabins nestled in the fo...

      From $140/night

    • Morganton, Georgia

      Tree House

      Find your inner child, and experience the thrill of staying in a treehouse overnight. The perfect way to experience nature while still benefiting from standard comfort amenities, the Treehouse at 6...

      From $200/night

    • Blue Ridge, Georgia

      Blue Ridge / Toccoa River Koa

    • Blue Ridge, Georgia

      Mountain Time Cabin

      Lovely 3 bedroom, 1 bath log cabin with a hot tub right outside your door and a screened-in porch, available year-round! Nestled on the ridge of Cherry Log Mountain. Quite and private. Also, the ro...

      From $117.50/night

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