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Welcome to Georgia

You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Here's what to expect in Georgia. 

A.T. Miles in State
​RATING: 2-7
Easy to Challenging
Elevation Range in Feet

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North Georgia mountains are nothing like the rest of Georgia.
The mountains are substantial—the highest peak is taller than 3 1/2 Empire State Buildings. You won’t find peach trees blooming or peanut farms here! Almost half of the A.T. in Georgia passes through federally designated wilderness.

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Stay away in March and early April.
Campsites are very crowded with thru-hikers and spring breakers, and the weather can be miserably cold. Because of the height of the mountains, the snowfall and cold temperatures can rival some a thousand Trail miles north. You can encounter snow from November through March or April, and during cold snaps temperatures can dip to single digits.

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Georgia Elevation Map

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