What better way to enjoy the fall season than at your state parks backpacking? With miles of challenging backcountry trails, hikers experience the highlights of the season. Discover the brilliance of the multitudes of color as you follow the turning leaves throughout Georgia or keep a journal of the countless animals you spot during your adventures. Listen to the sounds of the season as you appreciate the nature that surrounds you. Crunching leaves, chirping birds, and the crisp morning air will enliven the spirit and rejuvenate the soul. Even the autumn wildflowers will take your breath away!
Many Georgia state parks present backcountry trails and hiking opportunities, but each park, each experience, proves to be different. Amicalola Falls has Appalachian Trail access, Black Rock Mountain runs through Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and Fort Mountain State Park offers ever-changing yet challenging trails. Cloudland Canyon runs along the edge of Lookout Mountain offering rugged, yet scenic geological formations and cascading waterfalls. F.D. Roosevelt State Park is Georgia’s largest state park at over 9,000 acres and highlights a variety of attractions, including small waterfalls, hardwood pine trails, and Roosevelt’s Little White House state historic site close by for a fun, afternoon outing. As one of Georgia’s oldest state parks, Vogel state park is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges which transform into brilliant, rolling colors during the autumn months. Vogel’s 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail is the perfect opportunity to explore this truly unique park.
To find out more about these opportunities, visit the Georgia State Parks website then pack your bags, grab your camera and favorite hiking stick, and embark on the adventure that awaits you!