Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail

Hiking & Backcountry Trails

Dawsonville is internationally acclaimed as a hiking destination with the eight-mile approach trail to Springer Mountain, located in Dawson County.

With Amicalola Falls State Park, and miles of other trails in virtually every part of the county, getting out and enjoying nature is just as easy as putting on your boots or hiking shoes and stepping out the door. Hiking trails, biking trails, and old logging roads ramble across thousands of acres of high country in the northern part of the county, including the Amicalola River, Dawson Forest, and Chattahoochee National Forest land within the county. Visitors looking for gentler terrain will enjoy the trails and back country roads in the southern part of the county along the Etowah and Amicalola Rivers, in the southern sections of Dawson Forest and around the enormous expanse of 39,000 acre Lake Lanier.

Suggested Trails