Photo courtesy of the Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association

The Northwest Georgia region is home to numerous hiking trails, with most of them found in the Chattahoochee National Forest. One of these trails is the Pinhoti National Recreational Trail, which originates in Alabama and travels through northwest Georgia to connect with the Benton MacKaye Trail and ultimately with the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia. Georgia and Alabama each have about 100 miles of the trail in their state. All of the trail is open to hiking, and many sections are open to mountain biking. For more details on the history, maps, trail guide, etc. for the Georgia Pinhoti Trail visit GeorgiaPinhoti.org

Other extensive hiking opportunities are available in the Cohutta Wilderness, Rich Mountain Wilderness, and Fort Mountain State Park.

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