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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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Hickey Gap Campground
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Very nice hike along the river. Pretty falls at the end. It is a bit steep to get to the falls. Not good for dogs and younger children. I had to tie my dog to a tree for my descent to the falls. If my kids were smaller I would have tied them to a tree also. (just kidding) There are no blazes or marker for the trail head. I had to ask some campers where to start. I will be back to do it again.

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Kennesaw Mountain Nat. Battlefield (Big to Little)
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great trail run but requires attention to footwork as there are quite a few rocks to navigate on both Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw. Fantastic views of Atlanta, Kennesaw and Marietta. Also, interesting historical scenery along the run.

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Keown Falls Trail
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17 Completed 1 Reviews

Go all the way to the top. worth the extra climb

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Ft. Benning Fitness Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Was greatly disappointed only 1.25 mi packed gravel road. Hopefully we missed some of the trail. Are there any turn offs or sections that go off the main fitness trail? Looks great for running and hitting the fitness stations but not suitable for mountain biking.

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Stoneplace
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45 Completed 25 Reviews

An easy in and out trail with nice, spotted views across the gorge. A clear, quiet Sunday afternoon, taking in fading, but still radiant fall foliage, created a peaceful locale for lunch on the dock. Adding a trip to Inspiration Point to watch kayakers brave the cold rapids, satisfyingly topped the 14-mile day.

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Little Mulberry Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

If I were to rate this trail based entirely on my own personal preference rather than how well-kept the park is, my rating would be quite a bit lower. This is not "hiking" really. There is an equestrian trail and a very short 2-mile "hiking trail" loop, but there is NOT 6-miles of dedicated hiking trails. Maybe if you include the equestrian trails or paved areas it might add up to 6 miles. The equestrian trails are not marked and you pretty much are constantly running into intersections with other unmarked, unmapped trails. It never really feels like you get "out there" with nature." A lot of times you have to guess based on approximate direction which way to go and hope you don't end up backtracking. (Which we did a few times.)

The walking and biking trails are well-kept, the lake is beautiful, and there is a lot of wildlife here. If you are from the city and just getting into hiking/walking, this might be the trail for you. But if you're used to trails where you really get away and out into the deep woods on well-marked trails, look elsewhere. Personally, just because of my own taste in hiking trails, I will not be visiting this place again.

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Raven Cliff Falls Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Fantastic hike and the payoff is worth this short hike. I would call 95% of this trail very easy and well groomed. Hop over a couple of slightly wet spots that cross the trail and that is about as hard as it gets until you get past all the blow-downs right before the falls at the end of the trail.

Once you get to the falls at the end, you can scramble up to the top and around to where the falls come through the rocks. Breathtaking view and worth the climb. That part is not Easy it is atleast Moderate for most hikers.

I plan on going back in a couple weeks to camp out and from what I have read and now own a picture of... there are bears in dem darre hills! Just need to take precautions and there should be no issues. I will post once I get back.

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Sawnee Mountain
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Fun local place to hike. A lot of regulars on the trails... all very friendly. The loop is can be done in 70-90 minutes. You can add the cut-off trails and have about 5.2 mile hike to do the entire mountain. Beautiful views and tough enough to get a workout.

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Leonard E. Foote Hike Inn Trail
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

This is a great hike. The terrain changes several times, there are amazing views and its tough enough for good exercise but easy enough to go in and out on the same day.
The people at the Inn are great, friendly and helpful. Enjoy a cookie and lemonade when you arrive.

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Kennesaw Mountain Nat. Battlefield (Big to Little)
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Great trail! Fun, interesting tough hike at the start out of the visitor center. Its pretty rocky on the back side towards Little Kennesaw Mountain but get easier towards Pigeon Hill, after that its pretty flat. Saw a lot of deer and wildlife. The historical aspect is worth the hike alone, but the views shouldn't be missed. Do the entire 7 miles, you wont regret it.

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