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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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Kennesaw Mountain Nat. Battlefield (Big to Little)
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

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Miller Trek
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

The hike was generally easy with a few decent climbs. The blazes are a problem, though: the trail uses 3 different blazes for different sections and neighboring trails also use the same colors for blazes. This is an easy problem to fix and would make the trail system safer. The trailhead is very confusing if you start at the dirt lot--it looks as if you are walking through a private backyard. I recommend parking at the lodge's main parking lot and starting there. Views aren't great in the summer, but the foliage offers really great shade. Deer can be frequently seen and there's a chance for bears, too. I spotted bear scat near the lodge, in fact. Good luck and enjoy!

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Wagon Train Trail
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67 Completed 2 Reviews

Start at brass town and walk down and it's much easier. Fun afternoon hike.

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High Shoals Scenic Area and Falls Trail
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67 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful trail for people of all ages and skill sets. Fun waterfall to jump in especially on a hot day.

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Chattahoochee River: Low Gap Creek to Lake Seminole
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

completed section I, II, III. Section 3 is the best (or 2, I get them confused). Nice, easy paddle but a few rapids class two and three. Never had the chance to run the river above 3 ft. but it is always fun

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East Palisades Trail
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

It's a relatively small park, but the terrain varies widely and provides a really decent workout. I go to practice fast-hiking and see loads of runners there. If you don't mind a little rock scrambling or exploring some fairly hidden, overgrown side trails, you can access some nice quiet spots with a beautiful overlook of the river. Gotta love Atlanta for all these great, accessible State and National parks in and around the city.

If you take your dog, DO keep it on a leash as I've encountered rangers out there looking for violators.

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Vickery Creek Trail
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Vickery is yet another great little trail just outside the city of Atlanta. I like to use this place along with Sweetwater Creek and East Palisades to stay in shape for longer backcountry excursions. As a 'burbs trail, it tends to be busy in places , but once you get more into the heart of the park, you can really get the sense that you're fairly alone and deeper in the woods than you actually are. Some of the trails lead to "dead-ends" at the creek where the only option for crossing is to balance on a drainage pipe laid across. It's either inconvenient or a fun, challenging feature depending on how you look at it.

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Neels Gap to Blood Mountain
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

The views from the summit are great, and physically, it was a decently challenging walk to the top. It was during this little trek that I decided that I would definitely go ultralight if I'm going to start section hiking Georgia and North Carolina. With a current 3-season base weight of 12 lbs, I want to give this one another go and see how it feels.

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Raven Cliff Falls Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail. Easy enough with neat views and a magnificent waterfall at the end.

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Rice Camp Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This was the beginning of a Scout trip leading to Jack River Falls and Trail Head. We actually hiked this in the middle of the night. There are some shallow stream crossings which can be challenging. From the trail head to Jacks River it is mostly down hill. The next morning as we started out it started raining but finally stopped about two hours into the hike. Surprisingly enough the trail did not get slick or even look like they would wash out. A moderate hike if you are gong to do an out and back so be prepared for the uphill climb.

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