You've likely been awaiting fall so you can stock up on a surplus of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but the change of season means crisp autumn air, a refreshing breeze, and ever-changing scenery. All these factors make a hike through North Georgia even more enjoyable than the preceding season. These nine fall hikes provide you breathtakingly views of some hidden gems in our state. 

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned hiker, these hikes make for the perfect opportunity to burn off some of those Starbucks calories. 

South Rim Trail 

Price: $5 entrance fee

Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

Why You Need To Go: This short hike is perfect for beginners. Although the hike is brief, it still leads to incredible views, namely this 76-foot waterfall.

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Tennessee Rock Trail 

Price: $5 entrance fee 

Address: 3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy, Mountain City, GA 30562

Why You Need To Go: You'll be surrounded by an abundance of colors on your journey through this mossy forest. The view at the end of your nearly 2.5 miles hike is well worth the summit. 

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Yonah Mountain Trail

Price: Free!

Address: 1900 Chambers Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528

Why You Need To Go: The top of this mountain makes for the most ideal place to watch the sunrise or set because you'll have a panoramic view of the beauty of North Georgia. 

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Blood Mountain 

Price: Free!

Address: Blood Mountain, GA 30512

Why You Need To Go: The highest peak on the Georgia side of the Appalachian Trail is home to scenic views at the top and through the forest. Warning: You'll have to work hard for your pics because it's a strenuous trek.

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High Shoals Trail

Price: Free!

Address: 1333 Indian Grave Gap Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546 

Why You Need To Go: Even if the water is too cold to take a dip in, the turquoise blue pools and multiple waterfalls on this trail are still marvelous to admire. 

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Bartram Trail 

Price: Free!

Address: 9975 US-441, Lakemont, GA 30552

Why You Need To Go: As the leaves transform from a brilliant green to an array of red, orange, and yellows, you'll be surrounded by a rainbow of different colors on your way up Georgia's second-highest peak.

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Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Price: $5 per car 

Address: 3000 Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy, Helen, GA 30545

Why You Need To Go: This dog-friendly hike makes for the perfect adventure day with you and your furry BFF. It's about five miles roundtrip, so both of you guys are in for a solid workout.  

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Preacher's Rock 

Price: Free!

Address: Preacher's Rock, Cleveland, GA 30528

Why You Need To Go: This short hike makes for the most picturesque fall picnic destination. Easy hike, worthwhile payoff. 

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Conasauga River Trail 

Price: $5 entrance fee

Address: GA-60, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Why You Need To Go: Although this trail is deemed difficult, you can catch some beautiful views of the abundant wildlife surrounding the river when you stop to catch your breath.

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