Practical Guides to Hiking in Georgia

One-Day Hikes, Camping, Multi-Day Backpacking, and Overnight Hiking Trips in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina.

Atlanta, Georgia: A Guide to 30 Great Hikes Close to Town

Hiking Near Atlanta offers 30 trails of varying difficulty in and around greater Atlanta. Complete with up-to-date trail information and maps, GPS coordinates for trailheads, and photos throughout, this book is perfect for people of all ages and skill levels.

Hiking in Georgia

Are you ready for an unforgettable hiking adventure in the stunning landscapes of Georgia? Lace up your boots and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through lush forests, majestic mountains, and breathtaking trails. “Hiking in Georgia 2023” is your ultimate guidebook to exploring the natural wonders of this incredible state.

Hiking Stone Mountain Park

The Appalachian Trail Day Hikers’ Guide: Downhill to Fine Wine and Accommodations: Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee

Turn an ordinary day into an adventure. Day hike from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Davenport Gap, Tennessee. Savoring the amazing views of the Smoky Mountains, still and quiet forest, explore the small communities along the way, and find unexpected treasures.

Clarks Maplewalk Moc Brown Ankle Boots for Men. You’ve got the plans, Clarks has the shoes. Waterproof dark brown leather uppers and a 6mm foam footbed surround busy feet with total comfort – so you can stick to your plans no matter the weather. A chunky lug sole leaves pesky dirt behind.

Hiking Waterfalls Georgia and South Carolina: A Guide to the States’ Best Waterfall Hikes

Detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 60 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the states—many of them along the mountainous border between the two states, within easy access of each other. 

Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover

Backpacking & Hiking Waterfalls

Timberland Men’s Anti-Fatigue Hiking Waterproof Leather Mt. Maddsen Boots

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Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway: The Ultimate Travel Guide to America’s Most Popular Scenic Roadway

There has never been a better time to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway! This updated edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for anyone who uses the Parkway as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. It includes the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile roadway—from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina—making it a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or by car.
Look inside to find:

  • Hikes suited to every ability, from 0.1-mile nature walks to 13-mile backpacks, with options for longer treks
  • Accurate directions to both popular and less-traveled trails
  • Up-to-date trail descriptions and detailed trail maps
  • Difficulty ratings and elevation gain for each hike
  • Mileage log for the entire Parkway and a guide to wildflowers
  • Tips for zero-impact hiking, trail etiquette, and hiking with kids

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway

Clarks Magnolia Moon Ankle Boots for Women. Weatherproof finish protects against the elements. From its weatherproof finish, targeted cushioning and stretch that deliver that essential everyday support for fall and winter, to crafted stitch detailing and an antique-finish sole, Magnolia Moon is a timeless shoe embodying quintessential Clarks appeal.

Hiking with Kids

Timberland Unisex Mt. Maddsen Waterproof Leather Hiking Boots

Hiking Georgia: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking Georgia, 5th edition features some of the best trekking adventures the Peach State has to offer. Whether the trails are in the high mountains of north Georgia, on coastal barrier islands, or in fertile Piedmont River valleys, the flora, fauna, and scenery are spectacular. The more than 70 hikes (plus 14 honorable mentions) offer up detailed hike descriptions, step-by-step directions, gorgeous full-color photos, and GPS-tracked color trail maps to make the journey easier and more enjoyable.

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Dual side water bottle pockets

Aquafina Water, 16.9 fl. oz. (Pack of 24)

Discover Georgia Country: Your Ultimate Pocket Travel Guide for Exploring the Land of Wonders

Off-the-beaten-path destinations: Unlock the secrets of lesser-known gems and venture beyond the typical tourist routes. Delve into hidden valleys, ancient monasteries, and charming villages untouched by time.

Explore the Georgia Mountains

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UGG Women’s Classic Short II Boots

Hiking North Carolina’s State Parks: The Best Trail Adventures from the Appalachians to the Atlantic

North Carolina’s state parks reflect the natural abundance and variety in the Tar Heel State, with preserves located in each of the major regions from mountains to coast. Detailed information for more than 50 hikes, including highlights and advice for each hike. Expert guidance on what gear to take with you.

Georgia Bucket List Adventure Guide: Explore 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit!

Traveling to Georgia is unlike any other adventure you crossed off your bucket list. The ultimate dreamland for adventurous spirits whose soul craves deep connection with nature, Georgia is rich in picturesque landscapes that’ll leave you breathless.

Featuring more than 100 must-see destinations in the state, you will be well-equipped to start your adventure!

Capture Scenic Views in the Georgia Mountains

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Hiking Waterfalls in Georgia and South Carolina: A Guide to the States’ Best Waterfall Hikes

The mountains of Georgia and South Carolina are renowned for beautiful waterfalls. Detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 60 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the states―many of them along the mountainous border between the two states, within easy access of each other. 

Venture Pal 32 oz / 22 oz Sports Water Bottle with Time Marker

Perfect for Fitness and Outdoor Activities

Timberland Women’s 6″ Premium Waterproof Boots

Hiking Activity Book for Kids: 35 Fun Projects for Your Next Outdoor Adventure 

Hiking is an amazing way for kids to explore the great outdoors and learn new things about the world around them. This book is filled with 35 hands-on hiking projects that encourage kids to get outside, gain important skills, and discover all the awesome lessons nature can teach them.

Lightweight Travel Day Pack

Simple backpack for daily use or trips. Reflective strip design increases night security. Two side pockets to hold water bottles.

Clarks Kids Boots. The navy leather upper, cosy cushioning and lightweight grippy sole protect and comfort smaller feet on every adventure. Waterproof padded collar and tongue help to keep feet dry and comfortable.

The Scouting Guide to Hiking: An Officially-Licensed Book of the Boy Scouts of America

In The Ultimate Guide to Hiking, readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on hiking and backpacking in the wilderness. Some practical tips include:

  • How to choose the best gear
  • How to set up a campsite
  • How to interact safely with wildlife
  • How to properly read a map
  • How to forecast the weather
  • Learning practical navigation skills
  • And so much more!

Venture Pal Ultralight Backpack

Timberland Kids Back Road Hiker Boots

Contigo Trekker Kids Water Bottle with Spill-Proof Lid (2-Pack)

Day Hiking the North Georgia Mountains

In North Georgia, hiking opportunities are virtually unlimited. With public lands in abundance, these mountains have hundreds of miles of designated hiking trails leading to clifftop views, through deep gorges, and over high summits―all within a few hours of metro Atlanta.

This guide includes 65 of the best day hikes in the region, ranging from 1 to 14 miles, with destinations including Blood Mountain on the Appalachian Trail; the rugged cliffs of Mount Yonah; and the expansive views from Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest peak. Hike to Martha Berry’s historic House of Dreams on the Berry College campus, or the remote waterfalls of Three Forks in Chattahoochee National Forest.

Each entry covers everything you need to know to get out on the trail: maps, detailed driving and hiking directions, trailhead GPS coordinates, mileage, elevation gain, and more.

Columbia Men’s Redmond V2 Waterproof Hiking Shoes

LIFEWTR Premium Purified Water, pH Balanced with Electrolytes

Hiking Safety Handbook

With more people discovering the excitement, beauty, and tranquility of the outdoors, hiking participation is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, so too are hiking accidents. Knowing what to do in an emergency and–even more important–how to keep yourself out of trouble in the first place are crucial.

Seasoned hiker and expert safety instructor Art Hogling brings experience, knowledge, and the latest research to bear on crucial safety topics, such as weather, fire, and altitude sickness; what to do if you’re lost; developing situational awareness; and more.

4 Long Range Walkie Talkies

Long Distance Walkie-Talkies with Earpiece and Mic Headsets, USB Charger Battery, Weather Alert. These portable walkie-talkies are perfect for outdoor adventures, such as camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, skiing and so on.

Timberland Men’s 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots

Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway 

Concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty-four easy-to-follow trails from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

  • Thirty-minute strolls to full-day adventures
  • Hikes for everyone, including families
  • Great hikes featuring waterfalls and wildflowers; great hikes for dogs
  • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps
  • Zero-impact tips

All Terrain Sneakers by York Athletics

SKYSPER Hiking Backpack

Pure Life Purified Water, 16.9 fl. oz. (pack of 24)

The Hiking Handbook for Beginners: The 10 Step Guide to Hiking

Perhaps you are a passionate walker already, but you have not yet embraced the challenge of undertaking a hike. Or maybe you are nervous about going on your first hike, and you want to ensure you have all the information, guidance, and support possible before you do.

This book will teach you how to navigate with confidence and ensure you have all the right items with you on your hike. BUY NOW!

Clarks Women’s Cora Chai Ankle Hiking Boots

Hiking North Carolina: A Guide to More Than 500 of North Carolina’s Greatest Hiking Trails

With full color photographs and maps, this thoroughly updated and revised fourth edition is a guide to more than 500 hiking trails in all regions of the state, from the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks.

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Hiking Waterfalls North Carolina: A Guide To The State’s Best Waterfall Hikes

From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for over 200 of the most scenic waterfalls in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, folklore, and GPS coordinates.

Hiking South Carolina’s Foothills Trail

Although the 76.2-mile Foothills National Recreation Trail begins and ends in South Carolina’s “golden corner” along the Blue Ridge Escarpment, it also traverses two of North Carolina’s most beautiful mountain counties. Along the way it crosses five rivers, passes numerous spectacular waterfalls, and climbs to South Carolina’s highest point.

This slim pocket guide has concise thru-hike directions from either end of the trail, detailed maps, major and minor trailheads; the best day hikes and overnights; campsites, water sources, and GPS coordinates. All this and more in an easy-to-use reference format that will help you keep your pack small and light.

Motorola Talkabout Radio, 3 Pack

Outdoor School: Hiking and Camping: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide

JanSport Cool Backpack

Timberland Men’s White Ledge Waterproof Hiking Boots

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

A Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike.

York Athletics Footwear

Timberland Women’s Ellendale Hiking Boots

Best Tent Camping: Southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

Perfect Camping for You in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Southern Appalachian and Smoky Mountains provide spectacular backdrops for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. But do you know which campgrounds offer the most privacy? Which is the best for first-time campers?

Johnny Molloy has traversed the entire region―tree-topped mountains, clear streams, and lush woodlands of East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia, and Western South Carolina―and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the ideal spot!

Coleman 4-Person Camping Tent

Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill

6-Pack Family 2-Way Radio Walkie Talkies with Earpiece and Mic

The portable PTT walkie-talkies are perfect for outdoor adventures, such as camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, & skiing.

Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boots

Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus Suede Waterproof Hiking Boots

The RV Camping Bible

Find the perfect spot for your RV stay, whether you prefer amenities or a more rustic experience. Discover the countless benefits of The RV Camping Bible. It’s time to take action and start your journey towards a lifetime of extraordinary experiences. Your dream adventure awaits. It’s time to hit the road!

Coleman Evanston Screened Camping Tent

Coleman RoadTrip Portable Grill

100 Things to Do in the North Georgia Mountains Before You Die

Comprised of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Cohutta Mountains, the North Georgia Mountains attract thousands of visitors every year. They come for the abundant opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation at the area’s Georgia State Parks, explore thriving small mountain communities, and take in scenic mountain views that look almost too perfect to be real. You’ll find more than enough to do during your day trip, weekend getaway, or extended visit. 

Timberland Men’s Euro Sprint Hiking Boots

National Monuments of the USA

The perfect armchair escapism for adventure-hungry kids, readers will marvel at the fantastic sights to be seen throughout the United States of America.

UGG Men’s Biltmore Hiker Boots

Camping Georgia: A Comprehensive Guide to the State’s Best Campgrounds

Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Camping Georgia will take you there. This comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 100 public campgrounds throughout Georgia – from the mountains to the plains to the coastal areas. The listings include campsites managed by national, state, city, and county parks, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Easy-to-use maps and charts will simplify your search for the perfect campground. You’ll also find vital information on camp locations, fees and reservations, facilities and hookups, recreational activities, weather and geography, and local attractions.

Furhaven Pop Up Playpen Pet Tent Playground

Backpacking Overnights: North Georgia Mountains and Southeast Tennessee

The Blue Ridge begins in North Georgia, home to the southern terminus of the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Together with Southeast Tennessee, this region boasts thousands of miles of trails where backpackers can explore fabulous state parks, remote wilderness areas, and everything in between.

Choose a beginner-friendly trip with a clifftop view, rock hop across pristine mountain streams where swimming holes beckon on hot summer days or challenge yourself on steep summit ascents.

Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover

Clarks Orianna Hiker Boots

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Discover the 82 greatest hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Everyone from the avid trekker to family day-hiker will find a new trail to enjoy in the Smokies. Each hike is covered by concise descriptions, detailed maps, and turn-by-turn directions. Set out confidently and enjoy glorious views and peaceful wilderness.

Mountain Bike Trails: North Carolina Mountains, South Carolina Upstate   

This guidebook for the Carolina mountains recommends more than 105 bike routes.

Hiking & Mountain Biking Pisgah Forest

Pisgah is home to many famous natural and historic landmarks including Looking Glass Rock, Devil’s Courthouse, Graveyard Fields, the Pink Beds, and Bent Creek. This concise guide describes 20-day hikes, 12 overnight hikes, and 29 mountain bike rides with trail details, maps, driving directions, and GPS coordinates for 18 trailheads. It also includes a section listing 21 waterfalls and how to get to them.

Schwinn High Timber Mountain Bike

Aluminum and Steel Frame Options, 7-21 Speeds Options, 24-29-Inch Wheels

Exploring Northeast Georgia

Exploring the Northeast Georgia Mountains

Naturally Georgia: From the Mountains to the Coast

Georgia is a state of great geographical diversity, and as you make your way from the Atlantic Ocean up to the temperate rainforest of the southern Appalachians, you’ll find a lot to see. Thousands of meandering creeks twist and turn their way through the coastal marsh, filling and emptying its 400,000 acres twice a day with tides that can average seven feet or even higher. The largest blackwater swamp in North America is just inland, and from there you can trek north through the ever-changing scenery as the landscape transitions from the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont and finally to the Appalachian Mountains. There is plenty of beauty, including rolling farmland, intriguing barns, and stately old trees.

In the Realm of the Raven: Four Seasons Hunting, Fishing, Foraging, and Exploring Our Chattahoochee National Forest

Guide to Hiking, Camping and Exploring Chattahoochee National Forest

Hiking Chattahoochee National Forest

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map

National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of the park combines unparalleled detail and valuable information for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore all the area has to offer with particular attention shown to backcountry campsites, shelters, and stream crossings. A detailed profile of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which snakes along the ridge of the Great Smoky Mountains, provides a handy tool for hikers. The map features many key points of interest as well, including Cades Cove, Fontana Lake, Maryville, and Gatlinburg.

With over 800 miles of mapped trails, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. The clearly marked trails include mileages between intersections. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and many lakes. Some of the many recreation features include: visitor centers, campgrounds, trail shelters, trailheads, boat ramps, scenic overlooks, interpretive trails and quiet walkways.

Marmot Weekender Backpack (Sam’s Club)

Samsung Galaxy S23 Android SmartPhone 128GB Storage, 50MP Camera

Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State

From the mountains to the coast, city streets to expansive farmland, modern skyscrapers to charming antebellum homes, author and photographer Chris Greer has explored the vibrant state of Georgia to bring you the very best locations. The book includes a tremendous variety of destinations and activities for even the most discerning traveler, including craft breweries, lush vineyards, hiking trails, and historical icons. No matter what you’re interested in, visitors and residents alike will find plenty to love in this book. BUY NOW!

Guides to Camping and Hiking in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina

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