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Appalachian Trail

Our hotel started out in 2004 hosting Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. Each year thousands of hikers start the trail, and each year only hundreds finish. It’s a long journey. But you don’t have to do it all at once.

Barefoot Hills can shuttle hikers through the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. “Slackpacking” as it were. And we’ve got packages to make the journey through Georgia a little easier.

Amicalola Falls State Park

Amicalola Falls State Park is located about 40 minutes from Barefoot Hills. It’s where many hikers start their Appalachian Trail adventure. The park is extremely scenic, including an incredible water fall.

Historic Downtown Dahlonega

Dahlongea is steeped in history. Downtown Dahlonega is picture perfect to be sure.

Small town stores dot Main Street. The Gold Museum sits at the center of the traffic circle through town. Antiques, window shopping, and good dining are all available in Dahlonega!


Did you know that Georgia had Vineyards? Well, Northern Georgia boast many wineries in the Dahlonega area. And they are all within a short drive of Barefoot Hills.