Georgia summers aren't something to miss, as temperatures get up in the high 90s on many a day. Once fall hits, it becomes time to get outdoors and explore without sweating to death. There are dozens of trails and hikes in Georgia that'll tickle your fancy for adventure so it never hurts to start planning your autumn walks now.
Not only do these hikes have beautiful views and waterfalls along the way, but they're also all just a few bucks or even free. You don't have to break the bank to have a down-right fantastic day.
And if you're not quite ready to go home after a day on the trails don't sweat it. There are plenty of Airbnbs around these areas that you can book to transform your adventure into an entire weekend trip.
Whether you go it alone, enjoy a BFF day, or make it an affordable day date with bae, you're sure to want to wander forever on these Georgia hikes.
Price: $2 per adult
Address: 107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, GA
Why You Need To Go: This short hike will take you to a 186-foot free-falling waterfall with a crystal clear pool. It's one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River.
Address: P3Q7+W7 Owltown, GA
Why You Need To Go: This mountain is the highest peak in the Blood Mountain Wilderness. It's a strenuous hike, but the scenic views at the top are totally worth it.
Price: Free - donations accepted.
Address: Preacher's Rock, Cleveland, GA
Why You Need To Go: Found on the Appalachian Trail, this moderate hike will take you up to the clouds where you can sit and take in the miles and miles of mountain views.
Price: $5 per vehicle
Address: 5315 Lake Rabun Rd., Lakemont, GA
Why You Need To Go: You'll get two waterfalls in one when you hike on this Rabun County trail. You'll pass Panther Falls and Angel Falls, which is the star of the show.
Address: None listed; Directions can be found on USDA's website.
Why You Need To Go: While this waterfall isn't the largest in the South, it's still seriously stunning. You'll also have gorgeous views at the summit of this hike, too.
Duke Creek Falls
Price: $4 per vehicle
Address: 1699 Richard Russell Hwy., Helen, GA
Why You Need To Go: This 2.5-mile round trip hike is right outside of Helen and it's a good break from all the tourist attractions. You'll be lead to a waterfall and pool you can walk around in. BONUS: There's a lazy river here.
Which hike will you scratch off your fall bucket list first? Happy hiking!
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