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5 trails to hike in North Georgia this fall
A view of Yonah Mountain from Laurel Ridge Trail - photo by Rachel Pleasant
After a sweltering summer that confined many of us to air-conditioned comfort, fall’s crisp temperatures beckon us to once again venture outdoors. North Georgia is awash in reds, oranges, and golds, and while the colors can certainly be enjoyed from behind car glass, the season is best experienced on foot. There’s something about that crunch of fallen leaves beneath your boots, that rush of cool air in your lungs, and that gradual warming in your legs as you steadily climb higher that makes you feel truly alive.