As soon as the temperatures drop in Georgia, it's time to start breaking out the fall decor and heading outside to take advantage of that sweater weather. Fall is the perfect time to find new places to explore in the state and soak up the colorful views. This list of perfect fall hikes in Georgia each have something different to offer and will take you on an adventure through The Peach State's stunning landscapes.

Whether you're getting incredible views of the fall foliage over the Georgia mountain tops or finding a waterfall to enhance that crisp autumn breeze, there's a little something for everyone on this list.

These seven hikes range from easy to moderately difficult. If you want an amazing payoff, you're going to have to work for it, at least a little bit.

Whether you go it alone or make it a cute weekend escape with your boo or BFFs, these places also serve as the perfect excuse to escape the city and have some fun.

Autumn is right around the corner, so start planning your trips now and get you excited for what fall splendor is to come.

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 181 Fort Mountain Park Rd., Chatsworth, GA

Why You Need To Go: This three-in-one trail is a one-mile loop trail that takes you to the beautiful West Overlook to see mountain views for miles. You'll also pass a rock tower and natural rock gardens.

Springer Mountain

Price: Free

Address: Directions

Why You Need To Go: Depending on how long you want to hike for, this loop trail can be either 5-miles or 5.4-miles round trip. The Benton MacKaye Trail will take you to a rocky outcrop that'll have views of grassy mountain tops.


Woody Gap To Preacher's Rock 

Price: Free

Address: Directions

Why You Need To Go: You'll hike through the Appalachian Trail and through a hardwood forest to get to Preacher's Rock that'll give you views of the Chattahoochee National Forest. 


Blood Mountain

Price: Free

Address: Blood Mountain Wilderness, Cleveland, GA

Why You Need To Go: This trail is the highest summit on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia and it'll take your breath away. It's not the easiest mountain to climb, but the payoff is worth it.


Anna Ruby Falls 

Price: $3 per person

Address: 3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd., Helen, GA

Why You Need To Go: The crisp fall breeze will feel amazing while hiking uphill to these twin waterfalls. There are wooden overlooks at the top so you can get up close to the falls. 


Sitton's Gulch Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd., Rising Fawn, GA

Why You Need To Go: This 6-mile round-trip trail is difficult but will take you past a gorgeous overlook and two waterfalls.


Dukes Creek Falls Trail

Price: $4 per vehicle 

Address: 1699 Richard Russell Hwy., Helen, GA

Why You Need To Go: This hike won't just give you spectacular views of the fall foliage over Yonah Mountain, but it'll take you to a waterfall, too. Dukes Creek Falls is 150-feet tall and makes for amazing photos.


Start booking those Airbnb's and plan your weekend escapes for exploring the great outdoors this fall season.



Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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