5 Great Places to Hike in Georgia + 5 Tips For Making Hiking With Kids Fun

5 Great Places to Hike in Georgia + 5 Tips For Making Hiking With Kids Fun

One of my family’s favorite outdoor activities is hiking.  We go for the day and take a picnic lunch or sometimes we even go for the whole weekend.  My favorite kind of hike is when we see waterfalls.   Whether you are looking for an easy hike or a hike that will challenge you, Georgia has something for everyone! Keep reading for a few tips that will making hiking with kids easier.

Here are 5 great places to go hiking in Georgia:

Tallulah Gorge State Park
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr
Tallulah Falls , GA 30573
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Noonday Creek Trail
Trail parking is at 2015 Vaughn Road.
Click here for more information

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areas
There many Parks to choose from
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Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
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Emery Creek Trail
GPS Coordinates: N 34? 48.74’ W 84? 39.13’
Click here for more information

5 things that will make hiking with kids fun!

  1. Make sure your kids are well hydrated.  Give each child a full water bottle before heading out on your hike and remind them to take sips during your hike.  Dehydration can cause headaches and a cranky kid!
  2. Bring lots of snacks.  Dried fruit, nuts, and peanut butter crackers are great snacks during a hike.
  3. Wear sunscreen.  Even if you think the area where you’re hiking will be mostly shaded, who wants their child to be sunburned after the hike?
  4. Come up with a few things your kids can find during the hike, scavenger hunt style!  This will keep the kids entertained and on the lookout for cool stuff!
  5. Be prepared to stop often to give the kids a break.  Let the kids take a 5-10 minute break for every 20-30 minutes of walking.  This will help them recharge and be ready for more fun!

Do you have a favorite hiking spot in Georgia? Share it with us in the comments below.


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