Located in north and central Georgia are the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Georgia's national forests are said to be a hiker's paradise. Winding trails lead visitors through scenic mountains and rolling hills, by wild rushing rivers and cascading waterfalls. The famous 2,135-mile Appalachian Trail begins here and hardy hikers don't see the end until they reach Maine! Drive along the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway, which tours the Armuchee Ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. Don't forget to stop at Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak at 4,784 feet. Unlike the tall peaks of the Chattahoochee, the Oconee National Forest is relatively flat with small hills.
The Chattahoochee located in north Georgia can be accessed from Atlanta via your choice of I985, I75, I575 or State highway 15. The Oconee located southeast of Atlanta can be accessed via I75 to State highway 14. See our locator map for help locating us.
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville GA 30501
FS - USDA Forest Service