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Best Trails in Clarkesville

Blood Mountain Approach Trail

Blairsville, GA

Blood Mountain Approach Trail is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blairsville, GA that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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26 Completed 1 Reviews

easy fun hike.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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13 Completed 14 Reviews

Eh.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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24 Completed 22 Reviews

Hemlock Falls Trail is a quick, mile and a half trail located near Lake Burton in Clarkesville, Georgia. The trail features several smaller falls and a few raging rapids along Mocasin Creek.

We came after a heavy rain the day before, so the trail was thick with mud and water hazards, but this also meant that several springs feeding the creek from high up in the hills were overflowing with gushing water. This was a sight to behold!

The trail itself is very well maintained. There were freshly cut logs alongside the path, suggesting rangers or volunteers had recently come through to clear trail-impeding trees that had fallen over. Rocks and roots are present, but are not a problem for those paying attention to the surroundings. There were only a handful of people out on the trail, making the trek feel more isolated than its proximity to busy Lake Burton would suggest.

This is a great little trail that would make an excellent addition to a longer day's hiking. I definitely recommend.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

GREAT trail! Very wet trail but the views are GREAT. It was a easy trail. Wonderful area at the end to sit and enjoy the waterfall or start a fire and camp.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

For a flatlander the change in elevation was a little deceiving on the "easy" rating. Still, slope was mild and it's all downhill on the way back.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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11 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy trail with gorgeous views! A hiking must if you're in the area!

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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42 Completed 11 Reviews

Really easy with three waterfalls; the last one at the end of the trail is spectacular.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock Falls Trail
by Alan Levy

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail with a fun payoff.