Amicalola State Park to Springer Mountain, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Although it is about an hour and a half from Atlanta, the spectacular Amicalola Falls at Amicalola State Park make the drive, and the hike, time well spent. If you choose to climb the stairs, a series of steps and decks lead one mile (1.6 km) to the top of the falls. From here, you can hike another 7.5 miles (12 km) to reach Springer Mountain Trailhead on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest which is the end, or the beginning, of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.  Read Full Article 10 Awesome Hikes from 10 Major Cities here.