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Blood Mountain Trail

Blairsville, GA

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Blood Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile loop trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features a great forest setting. The trail is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen and primarily used for camping & hiking and is accessible Spring or Fall. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Fort Mountain State Park
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Great trail minus the stairs! Very pretty. Saw a couple of snakes both times. Would go back. Amazing views.

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Beech Bottom Trail
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

I love this trail I have hiked it many times. It is a beautiful area. I would live on this trail.

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Tumbling Waters Trail
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

It is nice.Quick, convenient little hike,. Go there pretty often. They have just built a new bridge. They also seem to be cutting trees and doing some work?

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Line Creek Nature Area
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Line Creek is a great trail to run if you need low miles and want to just escape the asphalt jungle. I've often ran here (dodging the prevalent dog hiker, whom most are friendly), to get 3-5 miles. Sometimes LC is all I need to shake off the work day and get the feel of the trail; just enough to make it to the weekend for a longer run elsewhere.

Trails are moderate and easy to navigate. Loop twice for upwards of 6 miles. Some ascents will keep your heart rate up. At the trailhead look past the portapotty and to the left, there is a golf cart path accessible there. Bring both trail and road shoes and the mileage is whatever you want it to be. Nice little spot.

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Anna Ruby Falls Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Short paved hike is uphill but not difficult. Pretty wooded area with a creek, wooden bridges, and lots of purple butterflies when we were there. The falls are gorgeous and totally worth the hike. Be aware there is a fee to enter the falls area in addition to the fee to enter Unicoi State Park. Beautiful!

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Helen to Unicoi Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

A varied and pretty hike suitable for all ages. The trail connects Unicoi State Park and the tourist destination town of Helen, GA. Trail features wooded areas, a creek, some open fields, and a few switchbacks with occasional moderate inclines. Well-maintained trail. Our 6 & 10 year old kids managed to hike the trail out and back (totaling about 7 miles) without any trouble. A nice day trip there & back if you spend some time in Helen, GA. Unicoi features some beautiful falls in a separate area of the park. Enjoyed it!

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Amicacola Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Third punch on the Canyon Climbers club! The waterfall is really something to behold. I didn't have any problem with the stairs, as there are many areas to rest on the way up. The paved trail to the stairs was pretty steep though.
Like others have mentioned, it is a very popular place. There was a line at the guard shack just to get a parking pass, then a line for a parking spot, etc. If you go on a weekend, be patient.

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Dunlap Trail
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9 Completed 3 Reviews

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West Palisades Trail
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

Enjoyed this trail today and it is a nice getaway very close to Vinings & Cumberland Mall area. The entrance to the parking is just south of where Paces Mill intersects Cobb Parkway. Plenty of parking and restrooms. There is a boat ramp here too. We saw a few kayaks and paddle boards using it. There also is designated areas for a shuttle to drop of people. The State Park Dept has two places to make a $3 donation via cash in an envelope or by credit card. Once you start walking, you will be on a paved trail much like the Silver Comet Trail. This is called the Bob Callan trail. Very quickly, you will walk under I-75 and cross a small bridge at the river. If you stay on the paved path, the Bob Callan trail will go a couple miles north following Cumberland Blvd to another small parking lot near Akers Mill. If you go right on West Palisades trail, you will follow a dirt trail along the river that loops into the woods and uphill. This can be a bit strenuous. We saw a lot of dog walkers and families but no bikes.

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Mount Yonah
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail. The main trail takes you to the flat top of the mountain. To get to the granite face you need to follow the path to the right before you ascend to the top. We missed it going up. This is a favorite local spot for rock climbers. The path is strenuous in parts. There are huge boulders to maneuver around along the way. Lots of dog lovers on the trail. Watch out for the poison ivy in the summertime.

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