Pinnacle Knob -- 3,141'

Georgia Hikes

A few albums documenting some trips I've taken in the Peach State...a state I've yet to explore as much as I'd like.  Most of the hikes you'll find here take place in the states northern mountain region though, slowly, I'm exploring other portions of Georgia as well.  Look for this album to grow in the future...


Adventure Log:  52.0 miles


Each of the galleries below have two numbers in parenthesis alongside their name. The first is the TOTAL MILEAGE of the route, the second is what I’m calling the “Petzoldt Rating” of DIFFICULTY. Developed by Paul Petzoldt, founder of NOLS, this rating system is the best I’ve found for standardizing the difficulty of hikes. It works as follows: One ‘energy unit’ is given for very mile travelled on flat terrain. You then add one more ‘energy unit’ for every 500-feet of elevation gain. For example, a one mile hike with 1,000-feet of gain would give you a rating of 3.00. Consequently a two mile hike with only 500-feet of gain would also give you a rating of 3.00. Please note, however, these ratings do not take into account weather, rough terrain, fitness level, etc. I’ve divided levels of difficulty into five levels, based on the following Petzoldt difficulty ranges:

0.00-2.49=EASY;

2.50-4.99=MODERATE;

5.00-7.49=CHALLENGING;

7.50-9.99=HARD;

10.00-12.49=VERY HARD;

12.50 & up=EXTREME


CLICK HERE for a Google map of hikes in these albums...

Georgia Hikes by Difficulty Rating


Black Rock Mountain State Park - James Edmonds Loop  (12.00)


Blood Mountain  (9.50)

Tallulah Gorge State Park  (7.50)

Yonah Mountain  (7.50)


Raven Cliff Falls  (6.80)

Rabun Bald  (6.09)

Providence Canyon State Park  (5.80)

Pinnacle Knob  (5.30)


Three Forks Trail  (4.20)

Black Rock Mountain State Park - Tennessee Rock Trail  (3.30)

Springer Mountain  (2.86)


Fort Pulaski National Monument - Lighthouse Overlook Trail  (1.74)