Hiking Trails in the North Georgia Mountains
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Hiking Trails in Habersham County, North Georgia Mountains

Visit Habersham County in the North Georgia Mountains


Broad River Trail

This trail is excellent for novice hikers and family groups. 4.1 miles.

Directions: Take GA 365 north from Cornelia. Take the Toccoa/Lavonia fork and stay on GA 365 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Rock Road. Ga 0.7 mile and turn left onto Dick Hill Parkway. Go 2.4 miles and turn left on Forest Service Road 87. Go 3 miles to trailhead at Dicks Creek.

Coleman River Trail

This trail begins about 150 yards north of the Tallulah River campground at Coleman River Bridge. The trail leads hikers along the very scenic east bank of the Coleman River. It has good fishing access.

Directions: Take US 76 from Clayton for 8 mules. Turn right (north) on Persimmon Road (unnumbered) and drive 4 miles. Turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 70 and go 1.25 miles. The trailhead is on the right. 1 mile.

Lady Slipper Trail

This horse and foot trail winds up and down hillsides through wooded areas. Wildflowers bloom abundantly along the trail in the spring and summer. You will also find several panoramic views along the trail. 6.2 miles.

Directions: Take U.S. 441/GA 365 north from Cornelia to Clarkesville exit (GA 197). Turn right on Old GA 197. At second stop sign, turn right onto Dicks Hill Parkway. Go 0.8 mile and turn left on Forest Service Road 59 (Lake Russell Road). Turn left to Nancytown Lake and follow signs to parking. Trailhead is 0.2 mile on paved road behind the gate.

Lake Russell Trail

This trail follows the south side of Lake Russell from Nancytown Dam to Lake Russell Dam. From there, it follows the interior roads of the recreation area back to the starting point. 4.6 miles.

Directions: Take U.S. 441/GA 365 north from Cornelia to Clarkesville exit (GA 197). Turn right on Old GA 197. At second stop sign, turn left on Forest Road 59 (Lake Russell Road). Turn left to Nancytown Lake and follow signs to parking. Trailhead begins at the dam.

Minnehaha Trail

This short trail follows fall Branch to the scenic Minnehaha Falls.

Directions: Take US 23/441 north from Tallulah Falls for 3 miles to the Rabun Beach Recreation Area sign. Turn left on an unnumbered county road and follow the signs to thru recreation area. Continue west past the recreation area for 1 mile and turn left on Flat Creek Road across the river below Seed Lake Dam. Follow the left fork of the road for 1.7 miles to a sign marking the trail on the right side of the road.

Panther Creek Trail

This trail follows Panther Creek through stands of white pine and hemlock along steep, rocky bluffs of the creek. The trail passes a series of cascades and Panther Creek Falls. It terminates where Davidson creek joins Panther Creek. Hikers who carry large packs should be cautious of rocky overhangs.

Directions: Take U.S. 441 north from Cornelia 16 miles, Turn left onto Glen Hardman Road, then right onto Old 441 for one mile to parking.

Sourwood Trail

This loop trail is excellent for novice hikers. One mile into the trail, the hike will view Nancytown Falls. The trail then goes by a beaver pond and follows a creek. the last part of the trail follows Red Root Road back to the starting point. 2.7 miles.

Directions: Take U.S. 441/GA 365 north from Cornelia to Clarkesville exit (GA 197). Turn right on Old GA 197. At second stop sign, turn right onto Dicks Hill Parkway. Go 0.8 mile and turn left on Forest Service Road 59 (Lake Russell Road). Go 2 miles and turn left to Nancytown Lake. follow signs to parking. Trailhead begins at the dam.

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