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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 Falls
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Also tough. Nice falls and swimming at the end

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Panther Creek Falls
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12 Completed 10 Reviews

I reviewed this on Panther Creek Trail. Falls are at end of trail. Steep grade leading down to fall. Beautiful surrounding woods with flowing stream.

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Panther Creek Trail
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12 Completed 10 Reviews

A challenging, yet rewarding, trail for a beginner as myself. I'm glad I went with a group because a few areas along the way were rather steep and rough terrain. Of course the falls are beautiful and be sure to take time along the way to enjoy the wonderful nature that surrounds you.
I ranked 4 stars because of poor trail maintenance and that the stated 3.5 miles of trail is an under estimate.

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Panther Creek Falls
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16 Completed 2 Reviews

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Panther Creek Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Be sure to take the high trail after about 3/4 of a mile. The low trail is dangerous and has some rough terrain.

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Panther Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail! Reminder: the trail head is across the street from the parking area. Sadly, it took us awhile to figure that out.

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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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