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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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7 Completed 2 Reviews

fun trail but can be tricky in spots, especially if you are carrying a large backpack.

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Panther Creek Falls
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18 Completed 13 Reviews

I went here with a friend to pass some time before a wedding. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to the end which from what I've heard from people is the real reason people hike this trail... However, despite only doing about 6 miles of it and having to turn around a half mile before the falls, we greatly enjoyed it. It's a pretty easy trail with a few ascents and a bit of rocky terrain. What I loved most about it is that it follows the creek almost the entire way and it's very peaceful. This is a popular trail, and it shows. Unfortunately, a few of the campsites were nasty and some of the trees looked like they were chopped - disgraceful.. If going here, please take a trash-bag as you will bring some trash back.

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Panther Creek Falls
by Shakira Fuchu-Parks

2 Completed 1 Reviews

It was awesome! Loved the trail. Challenging but not over the top. The waterfall is gorgeous!

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Panther Creek Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Pretty tiring but so worth it!!! Absolutely beautiful.

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Panther Creek Trail
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12 Completed 9 Reviews

Fairly mild trail with plenty of pretty scenery. Having the trail run along the creek makes for nice sounds and atmosphere. Panther is an excellent spot for overnight hike/camp trips as there are plentiful campgrounds along the trail and creek and the forest and terrain are just really nice to experience. If you want to camp the waterfall but the main area is full, keep going on the trail a little ways and there are some more areas just around the corner.

Reviews on the difficulty of this place seem to be split. If you're an intermediate or advanced hiker, you'll likely find this wildly easy, especially if you've spent plenty of time on the AT. The inclines here are practically non-existent by comparison and the trail at times is quite wide. I saw day hikers in August in pants without water doing this hike if that tells you anything. If you're not used to hiking, I could see some of the terrain here being quite a challenge, especially the area just before and after the falls.

This past weekend, we were the last people to leave the falls in the morning, behind three groups camping at the falls, one of which was a Boy Scout troop. Someone out there left a white kitchen-size trash bag overflowing with garbage. In addition, there were cigarette packs and water bottles all over the place. That is completely unacceptable. This is a hugely popular spot, so it's hard to not leave a trace, but everyone can certainly pick up their own garbage.

Distance-wise, it seems nobody can agree on how far the trail is, so I'll add to the confusion with my own number. I brought my FitBit to track steps and it reports that the waterfall is about 4 miles from Hwy 441.

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Panther Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The blazes were few and far between, so we kept losing the trail and had to backtrack several times.

About one mile in, the trail branched and we took the right branch. Really rough and dangerous trail. On the way back, we found the upper trail that led from the left branch. It was ridiculously easy. So be sure to take the left branch.

Lots of people. There must have been thirty people camping along the 3.5 mile trail. Also tons of day hikers. Probably shared the falls with forty people. But it was very pretty and the cold water at the falls felt fantastic on a hot day.

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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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16 Completed 12 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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16 Completed 12 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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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

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