Outdoor Adventures in Athens, GA
Outdoor adventures in Athens are waiting! RootsRated’s local experts explore the very best destinations for hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, paddling and more. Whether you are searching for a quick outing or a multi-day adventure, RootsRated has an insider’s look at the top trails and destinations Athens has to offer.
The Panther Creek hike is renowned as one of the best in all of Georgia, offering 7 miles of easy hiking with a swimming hole at the end.
The Yonah Mountain Trail is short yet strenuous, with over 1,400 feet in elevation gain over a mere 2.3 miles and full of giant boulders and dense vegetation.
The James E. Edmond Trail is a 7.2 mile loop that offers sweeping mountain vistas, rushing creeks and thick forest foliage in North Georgia.
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