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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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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Lovely hike! Gorgeous waterfall at the end with a sandy bottom in the swimming hole (added a photo). I enjoyed hiking along the creek--many opportunities to enter the water. However the trail was poorly maintained--especially right toward the end with loose handrails and a relatively treacherous descent to the base of the falls (for a beginner). What was most disconcerting was that the sign at the trailhead measured this trail as 3.5 miles each way. Yet our GPS watches measured the distance at 4.5 miles--for a total of 9. For someone who is in shape, it may not be a big deal, but I hadn't hiked in months and was expecting 6 miles (based on descriptions), saw 7 miles on the sign when I arrived, and measured 9 miles by GPS watch. Any idea why there was such a discrepancy? I have no idea. Unlike most trails, people we passed seemed to remark that they were tired/surprised how far away the falls were. Could it be re-routing over time changed the mileage? Again, overall a pretty hike with a great waterfall at the end, wish it had been better maintained/safer and also measured accurately!

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Panther Creek Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail to practice your first backpacking trail before going somewhere much more remote. Plenty of people around. Good swimming hole.

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

Great trail with a fun payoff.

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Panther Creek Falls
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Panther Creek Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a lot of fun, definitely worth all the hype I've heard. There are little paths that branch off of the main trail that lead to camping sites that are primarily located along the river. The falls were beautiful and a bit crowded. The entire 2nd mile is mainly flat with a couple of hills, and the 1st and 3rd are filled with rocks and tree roots and very hilly. Lots of fun, but I would definitely recommend hiking boots, not tennis shoes or hiking sandals. It's easy to roll your ankle if your not careful.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

Nice hike with lovely views throughout. Brooks and streams cross the path making it pretty muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. There are spots to stop and swim along the way but the best is the swimming hole at the end of the traill.

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Panther Creek Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Panther Creek Trail
by Louis Passaro

3 Completed 1 Reviews

A beautiful trail; however, it is not very well maintained and can be dangerous at times because of loose handrails. This is most notable at the final downward approach to the level area at the bottom of the falls from the cascades. As mentioned previously, one must be very careful when hiking this trail. There is an east end of the trail, approximately 2.4 mi, which is mentioned in some books, etc. This is extremely hard to find, not well marked (found one blaze at the trail head, but faded so much you have to be almost next to it) and IMHO is more treacherous during the first mile, than the west end of the trail. It is beautiful and follows the creek for most of the way. I give it 5 stars for beauty, and three for maintenance. Average= 4 stars

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Panther Creek Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

A difficult but very rewarding hike! The falls are absolutely beautiful, but the trail to it is not very well maintained and maybe even dangerous if one is not prepared. The trail head is a little hard to find, as maps tells you its in the wrong spot. I do not recommend this trail for families with small children or dogs (even though they are allowed on the trail) because in many places the trail is VERY narrow, at some places it is maybe 8 inches wide with a 60 foot drop with no rails, and the few rails that are in place aren't very stable. I went there for a picnic and it took me about 3 hours each way, and I am only a beginner. If you are planing on doing this hike do it when it hasn't rained recently,as the rocks are already slippery enough, don't go alone, bring $4 for parking, and be sure to bring plenty of water, food, and tp because there is nothing when you start the trail.

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Panther Creek Falls
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

I hike this trail often and I love it, such a work out and very peaceful. It safe and lots of canines. If you want peace and quiet you should go on a weekday it tends to get very busy on weekends.

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