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Hiking Trails

Maps and resources for hiking in the North Georgia area.

National Forest Trails

Chattahoochee National Forest Cherokee National Forest - Natahala National Forest Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails

Location: North Georgia Area

Fort Mountain Loop

This 1.6 mile trail includes a 0.9 mile loop trail that circles the top of Fort Mountain, the 0.6 mile red trail which leads to the fire tower and the 0.1 mile blue trail which takes hikers along the enigmatic wall that gives the mountain its name. Access is also allowed to the fire tower at the top of the mountain and a scenic overlook.

Hiking in Ellijay

Hiking in Ellijay is a great way to experience nature at its finest. There are so many trails to choose from!

Bear Creek Trail

This loop trail follows Bear Creek from a point off Forest Service Road 241, and features the second largest tree in North Georgia-The Gennett Poplar.

Carters Lake Loop Trail

From Downtown Ellijay Georgia head west on U.S. Hwy 76 for about 6 miles to the Ridgeway Recreation Area boat ramp parking area.
Location: Ellijay, GA 30540

Tumbling Waters Trail

Location: Ellijay, GA 30540

North Georgia Mountain Outfitters

We are a family owned and operated business. Our passion is for exploring the Great Outdoors. Let us help you prepare for your next adventure!
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: (706) 698-4493


Take a short hike or drive to area waterfalls