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  1. The Chattooga River Trail offers spectacular river opportunities for Atlantans who want a short 2 hour drive to a secluded untamed destination for adventure.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    96.9 miles
    Duration
    All day.
  2. Take a weekend backpacking trip to the Southern section of the Bartram Trail. This 27-mile trail is only 20 miles from Augusta and a majority of the hike borders the J. Strom Thurmond Lake. You’re in for a secluded and flat hike through lush pine forests.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    123.2 miles
    Duration
    2-3 days
  3. Cooper Gap to Woody Gap is an 8.3 mile portion of the Appalachian Trail. The hike dips and rises over gaps and ridgelines within the first 20 miles of the AT, where you'll see scenic vistas and sprawling forests.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    64.5 miles
    Duration
    3 Hours
  4. Pine Mountain is an anomaly in the relatively flat topography found south of Atlanta. At just over 1,300 feet, Pine Mountain is a rare puncture into the southern Georgia skyline. With little elevation gain across 23 miles, the Pine Mountain Trail (PMT) lends backpackers a relief from the continuous climbs of the southern Appalachians on this backcountry trail.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    34.2 miles
    Duration
  5. Upon completing the 12.9 mile Coosa Backcountry trail, you’ll have hiked three peaks and clocked more than 5,000 feet of elevation.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    75.1 miles
    Duration
    Backpackers looking for an overnight trip with a shorter distance but serious elevation will find Coosa Backcountry Trail a challenging feat. Once out in the Chattahoochee National Forest, you’ll rarely encounter other hikers. Despite its limited use, the trail is in good condition and you’ll find several campsites. If you do backpack, you must obtain a backcountry permit from the park office before leaving. Hikers can make the trip in a day and will feel rewarded by its difficult elevation.
  6. A moderate 2-mile hike climbs to the summit of Siler Bald. The view is almost 360 degrees, and you’ll catch sight of several other notable peaks like Standing Indian and Brasstown Bald.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7612.4 miles
    Duration
  7. Fort Mountain State Park is home to the Gahuti Backcountry Trail, which rolls through the Cahutta Wilderness and offers scenic vistas of Chatsworth. Despite being in the state park, this trail feels primitive and withdrawn into the wilderness.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    72.1 miles
    Duration
    3-3.5 hrs
  8. Located in the heart of the Cohutta Wilderness, Jacks River Falls is a lovely area for both day hiking and camping. With a couple different trail options, the hike down to the Falls itself is 9-miles over multiple creek crossings.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    81.1 miles
    Duration
    Weekend
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