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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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Stone Mountain Walk to the Top
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful views. Hated the crowds and expensive parking. I wasn't in the best of shape when doing this trip up the mountain and thought I was going to die before reaching the top! Haha! I made it though. Don't plan on going back. Too touristy and too limited on where you can explore.

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Arabia Mountain Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

I never knew this place existed until recently! Loved it! Took my son and my dog and went up the mountain and did the quarry trail ad forest trail. Absolutely beautiful. We were secluded on top of the mountain and could explore for hours. There is a beautiful lake on top of the mountain and lots of huge rocks to climb. My dog cut his feet up on all the loose rocks though. Doing the trails over the quarry was nice and then a beautiful lake and a little waterfall. Lovely place. The forest trail was not marked, but we assumed to be going the right way. Hardly any parking at the bottom of the mountain. No restrooms. Hated the wooden boardwalk from the mountain to the nature preserve. Hated it. I still give this place 5 stars because it's so secluded and not crowded. Saw the rare diamorpha blooming on the mountain.

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Fort Yargo State Park Campground
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This place is close to where I live and it's an easy place to go for a nice easy hike around the lake. I take my dog and he loves it. The park is well maintained and we visit a lot. Two issues I have always had, people don't follow dog leash rules and let their dogs roam free which cause me problems with my dog. Secondly, the wooded multi-use trails are narrow and bikers are supposed to yield to hikers and I have found most are very rude and will run you slap over. I would rather the bikers have trails only for them and hikers only for them.

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Bear Creek Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

I used a gps mapping app and it recorded 8.38 miles. The trail was easy and we completed the loop in about 3 and 1/2 hours. Beautiful creeks. Be prepared to get your feet wet. Be vigilant of mountain bikes on trail.

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Appalachian Trail - Approach Trail
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20 Completed 12 Reviews

My son and I backpacked the Approach Trail 4/12 and camped at Springer Mountain. The trail is a good, tough trail. Reaching Springer was a treat as the views were terrific! We had a good night's rest and got up the next morning and hiked back to Amicalola Falls. We took the Len Foote Inn trail for some different scenery and to stop at the kitchen for some good ol' lemonade and pound cake. Very good hike, but one you must be in shape for as some of the inclines were pretty tough.

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Sawnee Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

First time hiking these trails and totally loved it. My kids (10 and 8) also enjoyed the hike. Look forward to hiking these trails again in the future.

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Blankets Creek
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a awesome trail it is very well put together also it has restrooms not a port-a-potty like some of The other trails that I have been to...

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Dockery Lake Campground
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice hike around the lake. Short but nice. Looks like a nice place to fish.

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Tallulah Gorge Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

an amazing experience! they caution "strenuous" and they mean it. I'm a beginner hiker and this was a true test to myself and I loved it. cross river in two spots and climb rocks along gorge floor.

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Island Ford Trail
by H Meehan

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail for the family. My 3 year old loves this location! The big rock formations are caves for the young imagination.

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