When the weather is nice in Georgia, residents can run outside to find trails tucked away basically in their own backyards. Taking a little weekend adventure to one you've never been on before could also make for a fun escape. At Cohutta Wildlife Management Area's park in Georgia, you'll be able to camp right next to beautiful, gushing waterfalls while soaking up all those gorgeous hiking sights.

Cohutta Wildlife Management Area is filled with trails, waterfalls, and numerous camping spots where you can rest your head after a day in the great outdoors.

Located in Epworth, Georgia within Cohutta's park, Hickey Gap Trail will take you down a short path that has a set of waterfalls with shimmering swimming holes for you to dip your toes into.

Even on the hottest days, this trail could be easily conquered; and if you do happen to work up a sweat, the cool pools will help you chill off.

Take a little swim, float, or wade as long as you want before heading back to your campsite that's just minutes away.

The camping spots are tent only, first-come, first-serve, and completely free. You can see why this is a pretty popular spot to hit up during the summer.

This area is open year-round, so no matter what season you decide to visit in, you'll be in for a real treat.

According to reviews on AllTrails, many people recommend going to visit the falls on this trail right after it's rained, which causes the waterfall to flow more than normal only adding on some extra beauty to your trip.

You'll also find even more waterfalls and trails you can explore nearby, you just have to take a little more of a drive to find them.

Hicky Gap Trail 

Price: Free

Address: Hickey Gap, GA

Why You Need To Go: Not only is there a beautiful waterfall you can hike to on this trail, but there are numerous free camping spots you can grab for the night. Enjoy a getaway surrounded by the relaxing sounds of gushing falls.



We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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