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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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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
by Diana Otero

21 Completed 15 Reviews

Good payoff for an easy day-hike. Nice place to dip in the pool or just relax by the water.
We went yesterday and there were a lot of blowdowns on the trail, one of which we had to climb over. There were a lot of people but it did not feel crowded.

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Panther Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Strenous hike with the kids! Waterfall is worth the stomping.Will be doing it again.

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Panther Creek Falls
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

The hike starts out pretty easy, but it gets moderate towards the end. There are a couple of spots where the path is narrow and the drop off significant, so be careful if you're hiking with children or dogs. The shoals at the 2.5 mile mark are beautiful, but keep trekking another mile before you see the falls. It is worth the steep climb at the end. Some people were camping at the falls, and some were swimming there. I did not see any snakes on the trail (July), but I did see a big deer. It's worth noting that the trail head is across the street from the parking lot.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
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21 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice trail, wet in spots due to recent rains. Very nice falls with a lot of water coming over the falls. There was a light rain when we started the hike. Saw a lot of Rhodos in bloom. Will do it again in the Fall.

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Panther Creek Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

On a second trip from the Washington, DC area my group of friends decided to hike this trail. It is a lovely and GPS verified 4 mile hike from the trail head to the spectacular falls. The trail is well marked and maintained until the last tenth of a mile when it is necessary to descend a very slippery rock face in order to access the beach area nearest the falls. We scrambled using roots and rocks as hand holds. I would not recommend for hikers who have issues with heights. Would do it again but would consider rock climbing tools and rope to improve the safety of the last traverse.

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Panther Creek Trail
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16 Completed 1 Reviews

The waterfall is so worth it. I can't wait to go back and hopefully camp!

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

almost don't want to tell people about this place so we can keep it to ourselves. great hike and swimming in the falls was such a delightful treat. a must do if you are in the area!

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Definitely one of GA hidden gems. We spent half the day there, and only saw a few people on the trail. We had the whole swimmimg hole to ourselves. Took 5 pre-teen - teens with us and had no issues with the trail and they never complained about being bored. Will definitely be back!

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Panther Creek Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Did this trail today and I was very disappointed. After reading reviews and so many people saying to take the trail nearest the creek...dumb idea. Took my 95# Weimaraner with me and it was entirely too dangerous for him. The trail was eroded beyond recognition and thought we were going to fall to our death when he kept slipping on the barely 12" wide path. We had to turn back when we came to a point where we would have had to have climbing equipment to get my dog up. Turned back and went on the other trail. Got to he falls. Unimpressive. We kept going thinking there was something better. Two more miles and nothing. Was pissed. Won't go back. Ever.

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Panther Creek Falls
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0 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail was Great! Very challenging toward the end and this trail definitely needs maintenance. It rained the night before so rocks were very slippery. The falls were beautiful& made this hike worth it!

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