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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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Wildcat Creek

Clarkesville, GA

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Panther Creek Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

My girlfriend and I for many months have been trying to do some serious hiking and finally made our way to Panther Creek. We read the information that all trail gives for how long and how treacherous. We found that the 7.2 miles is a one way trip. Started out at 3:30, got to the waterfalls at 6:15. We knew we had to make it back to the car, got there at 8:20 just before dark. 14 miles and 5 hours, with not enough water. Totally unprepared won't let that happen again. love and best wishes to all who venture on this trail its 14 miles round trip. Keep hiking

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Panther Creek Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

I have done this trail two or three times now. This is an awesome place. Although there are a bunch of people there in the summer time and they leave so much trash behind and really mess up the awesome beach area. But the falls are awesome and so is the hike. And it fun to take a refreshing dip into the natural pool. I've have yet to go all the way to the dam yet, but next time my fiancee and I go we are doing the whole thing.

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Panther Creek Falls
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33 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice hike mapped with GPS 3.5 each way. Towards the end be falls gets kind of slippery and therefore dangerous. Make sure u wear appropriate footwear and hiking poles are a plus. Bring water and snacks. Make sure you go all the way. Its worth the effort! Butterflies abound!

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Panther Creek Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I'm pretty new to backpacking, and did a solo overnighter here as one of my first backpacking trips. As a newbie, it is pretty strenuous and has some cool features that make you feel "adventurous," but the ups and downs aren't too extreme. There are a couple really steep climbs, but they're short and footing is more of an issue than exertion. If you aren't very confident in your balance or with heights, you should probably bring someone along because it would be tough to get out of some places on this trail if you got injured. I will say don't let the 3.5 mile distance fool you. The out-and-back with a lunch break would be a pretty full day-hike. If you can do the whole trip in the three hours mentioned on this page, you're in pretty good shape and not stopping for breaks. The scenery is awesome and the pictures don't do the falls justice. There are plenty of campsites, but be prepared to camp with some neighbors. Bring a fishing rod too, because it's a stocked trout stream! And please pack out your trash. Someone left half their gear and a ton of food containers at the base of the falls before I got there.

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Panther Creek Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This may be a favorite hike now- it's up there with Cloudland Canyon. near the end it's VERY steep and it had rained the day before so it was also muddy and slippery. Next to the waterfall / swimming hole there's plenty of room to camp and picnic. I loved that there are also plenty of places along the trail to stop creekside and sit on a rock or wade in the water. Overall, beautiful, challenging, fun and rewarding hike.

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Panther Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A friend and I took our kids, they did fine but it's quite a long trail for little ones. Nice camping area next to the creek. Had quite a few steep ledges and slick spots. Go early in the day, it's rough trying to get out at night.

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Panther Creek Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

A great trail.Camping sites are located along trail. Make sure you have water and some snacks.Very beautiful.Lots of picture perfect views. If you plan on making it a day trip then go early. Has several areas that you can get in the water if it's warm enough.

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Panther Creek Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

My wife and I did an over-night backpacking trip here in late Fall, on a Sunday. There were a lot of day hikers and a few campers out there. If you're looking to get away from people, I'd avoid this trail.
It is quite beautiful though, with the trail following Panther Creek essentially all the way to the falls. Lots of sunlight gets through, as parts of the trail have light tree cover. The falls are large and beautiful, if a bit crowded.
Plenty of camping sites along the trail as well, located all throughout the trail. We backtracked from the falls because there is very little firewood available near the falls. There are several camp sites beyond the falls, but little to no fire wood to be easily found.

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Panther Creek Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Beautiful, relaxing hike. Pretty straightforward aside from some steep-ish boulders and banks when nearing the main falls. The trail follows the creek, so there is the amazing sound of rushing water for almost the entire hike! A great variety of terrain and elevations. There are also plenty of little side trails that take the hiker to some cool little secluded nooks.

One warning: as has been mentioned in a couple other reviews--this is a very popular trail, especially on nice weather weekends. It can get a bit crowded. If a secluded commune with nature is what you seek, look elsewhere or try the trail at an "off" time.

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Panther Creek Falls
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79 Completed 62 Reviews

Great day hike as well as for first time backpackers. Not particularly challenging, but can get tricky if it has rained - but the best time to see the falls really pumping. Please pack out your trash and pick up a bit more that other twits left behind. Wrote more details in the other trail description for this hike.

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