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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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Recent Reviews

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Kolb's Farm Loop
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22 Completed 4 Reviews

Glad we found this trail! My husband and I enjoyed running this last weekend and we are planning on using it frequently. Yes, there were many piles of horse manure, but if you pay attention, it's kind of fun dodging them and darting around on the trail, it was kind of like a game! Lol! Signage could have been better, but, we figured it out, its really not that hard to make a loop out of this. The trail had some nice bridges, and could be quite serving at sometimes but then you would find yourself running parallel to a busy road for just a minute or two. Challenge wise, it was not that hard but great for a Sunday run.

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Sunset Rock Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Anyone hike this trail? Let me know what you think.

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The Wolfden Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Love this trail! I went with my two kids and they loved it as well. This trail is pretty easy with only a few areas that are difficult for small children. As others have stated the Eastern side is the most scenic and by far my favorite. I will definitely return during the spring... Hopefully to do some camping!!

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Beech Bottom Trail
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65 Completed 3 Reviews

I have used this trail mainly for backpacking. You walk along a wide easy trail fro about four miles until you make it to the creek once at the bottom you make a right and head towards the falls. It is absolutely gorgeous in the fall although you can not camp here until November due to overuse. The falls are spectacular!

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Hickory Creek Trail
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65 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail is an easy hike along an old forest road down to the creek. It is a long time favorite backpacking trail for myself and two small children when they were younger. It is also a trail I take first time backpackers. Once you reach the creek there are lots of campsites near the water. I would say the sites have been heavily used but are still quiet nice. This trail will also take you to some other nice trails. If you hike further you will reach panther creek falls and tear britches trails. The hike out is a gentle uphill walk.

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Johnson Ferry Trail (North)
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12 Completed 1 Reviews

I've been here a few times now. The first few times were in March. It looks like the center and very flat portion was clear cut, which I enjoyed. You can get some closer views of the river if you take the east paths that come in and out. Although the center path was very flat, you do occasionally have to cross a few brooks, some of them have large pipes. The official maps show the path ending at the 4rd brook, but you can continue much further on to a nice view of the Morgan Falls Dam.

I came back do do an evening run in September and it was a little overgrown.

If there were foot bridges instead of pipes this would be a great walk for someone who couldn't do hilly or rough terrain. It is probably too boring for most people who hang out here.

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Selma Irwin Nature Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Selma is pretty technical. It's definitely not for beginners and the trail is full of roots so it'll beat the hell out of you. It's a challenge and a whole lot of fun. Best in the county by far.

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Sprewell Bluff Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Overall improvements have made it more appealing.. The trail is poorly marked.. Not a bad way to spend a couple hours.. :)

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Gahuti Backcountry Trail
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

I went in early December in late afternoon, after a day of rain. The trail was still wet, with water falling from the trees. In these conditions, the forest is (apparently often) surrounded by a thick mist, lending a mysterious (but not spooky) feel to the woods. Most of the leaves were off the trees, leaving a multicolored covering to the forest floor. I love hiking in Georgia in the autumn because of days like this.

I started from the trailhead in the middle of the park and hiked counter clockwise, doing approximately half the trail, passing some pretty little streams and experiencing some decent elevation gain/loss over rocky, leaf covered terrain, ending up at campsite #3 just a bit before dark. I had an hour or so to eat and settle in before the temperature quickly dropped into the 30's with high winds. I really should have set up my hammock in a lower, more shielded area rather than on the topmost part of the site but my gear is good and so I was fairly warm.

Someone had been up there recently and bushcrafted themselves a little pine branch lean-to. That blew down pretty quickly when the wind picked up.

At first light, I emerged from my shelter to a clear, windless sunny day. I reversed my hiking direction and headed back to the car. The trail, as before, was mildly challenging as I hadn't been out on a trail in a few months, but really the main difficulty is picking your way through some rocks and slippery leaves, depending on weather and time of year.

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Ft. Benning Fitness Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Found the single track awsome trail once we got on it it was well marked. Could use a trail head marker. wish I had found this trail sooner heading back to KS this week.

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