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Welcome to Georgia

You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Here's what to expect in Georgia. 

 
78 MILES
 
A.T. Miles in State
 
RATING: 2-7
 
Easy to Challenging
 
2510'-4461'
 
Elevation Range in Feet

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You can explore many locations along the A.T. in Georgia including vistas, trailhead parkingovernight sheltersA.T. Communities, and Trail Clubs!

Maps and Guides

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Comprehensive and accurate A.T. printed hiking maps are available from the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store.

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North Georgia mountains are nothing like the rest of Georgia.
The mountains are tall and rugged—the highest peak (Blood Mountain) is 4,461 feet—taller than 3 1/2 Empire State Buildings. The lowest elevation is over 2500 feet—higher than any point on the A.T. from northern Virginia to Massachusetts. You won’t find peach trees blooming or peanut farms here! Almost half of the A.T. in Georgia passes through federally designated wilderness.

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In March and early April the A.T. can be frigid and crowded.
Campsites can be very crowded with thru-hikers starting their treks to Maine and students on spring break. Because of the elevation, the mountains of North Georgia can be miserably cold; snowfall and cold temperatures can rival lower mountains a thousand Trail miles north. You can encounter snow from November through March or April. During cold snaps temperatures can dip to single digits.

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Georgia Elevation Map

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