Take a healthy break from Oktoberfest with this two-mile run near Helen at Unicoi State Park. You'll jog over gently rolling terrain and through a forested valley along Smith Creek. Up for a longer run? Veer off the Bottoms Loop on the Helen Trail to run three miles into Alpine Helen.
Run five miles along the banks of the Chattooga River in Rabun County. You'll run through a lush forest, catch glimpses of the crystal-clear Chattooga River and visit the ruins of an old farming homestead.
Run nine miles roundtrip to one of Georgia's most stunning waterfalls, Jacks River Falls. The trail runs through the remote, pristine Cohutta Wilderness while rolling over hills and making two usually shallow river crossings. Mid-run, take a dip into the water of the Jacks River just below the waterfall to cool off, or soak up the scenic beauty of the falls.
Run the banks of a rushing trout stream on this moderate trail near Helen. You'll run under a shady forest canopy, catching views of the stream's many waterfalls along the trail. Mid-run, stop at the towering Raven Cliff for a water break, catching sight of the tumbling waterfall that slices the cliff in two.
Looking for a new paved running route in town? Skip the sidewalk on one of these seven great running trails in metro Atlanta.