Best Dog Hikes in North GA Mountains – Part 1

Best Dog Hikes in North GA Mountains

This article combines my two favorite things – Dogs and Hiking.   I’m always looking for some new trails to take my Boxer and my backpack in the North Georgia mountains.

I have put together a couple of resources for you to make your search easier.

My first resource is from the page off called “Georgia’s best hikes with dogs: our top 10 favorite dog-friendly trails”

This article recommends –


Raven Cliff Falls Trail – 5 MILES

Hike the dog-friendly Raven Cliff Falls Trail in North Georgia, with a great-post-hike swimming hole for dogs
Dog perks: Gentle rolling elevation and a deep swimming hole near the trailhead make this an all-time favorite.
Human perks: Hike past beautiful waterfalls to the main attraction: a waterfall that cascades through a 40-foot-tall cliff.

Directions and Map

Appalachian Trail, Slaughter Creek Trail and Jarrard Trail Loop

Dog perks: The awesome reward at the end of this semi-difficult Appalachian Trail hike: a quick swim at Lake Winfield Scott.
Human perks: Wildflowers, views and a creek-filled forest spotlight this classic Appalachian Trail hike on three dog-friendly trails.

Directions and Map


Georgia Waterfall Road Trip

4.15 MILES
Dog perks: It’s a day full of splashing, swimming and adventure! Take a fun one-day road trip to four tumbling waterfalls and lots of places to swim.
Human perks: Hike to four waterfalls in one amazing day! Take our Georgia waterfall road trip to explore lush, green North Georgia forests and some of North Georgia’s most beautiful waterfalls. This hike covers Amicalola Falls, Jacks River Falls and goes deep in the remote Cohutta Wilderness.

Directions and Map

Again the link to the original post –


Author – Mike Padgett

Make sure to check out our waterfront cabins.  Our Ellijay GA location is central to most hiking and biking trails in N Georgia and Blue Ridge.  Don’t forget about the local pubs and wineries in the area after a full day of hiking!  Have fun and see you on the trails.



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