Georgia has some of the best all around hiking and backpacking trails in the entire Country. Even Paddlers love Georgia for it’s swamps and costal waterways. But for Backpackers, Northern Georgia is the place to hang out. Not only is Georgia the Southern Terminus for the Appalachian Trail, but shares one of the largest Wilderness Area’s East of the Mississippi River. The Cohutta Wilderness, the Chattahoochie National Forest, and some amazing State Parks, makes Georgia our pick for States you HAVE to visit.


Anytime is a good time to hike and play in Georgia. However, there are some month that are better than others. Georgia can be very hot and humid during the Summer months. However, up in the Northern Georgia Mountains you can easily find some release from the heat when higher in elevation. Which leads to a good point. DON’T underestimate Mountain Nights in Georgia. They can be rather windy and chilly even in summer. Finding water on any of the trails is normally not a problem. Some season’s there is a ton of water, other season’s it can be a struggle.

Early April Through late May is the best time if you want to experience warm days and cool nights.

January through March is great if you want to see the mountain top views. Please Plan & Prepare appropriately to make sure your hiking experience is a good one. Weather in the North Georgia Mountains can change very quickly. Here is our suggested Gear List for Backpacking in Georgia


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In 2003 I completed a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. Since then I have over 12,000 miles underfoot and 20 years of backpacking, and camping experience. Certifications include WFA, WFR, LNT Trainer, and belong to AORE. Have been guiding backpacking trips for over 10 years. The outdoors has taught me one thing. Trusting the Trail! really does provide everything a person needs.

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