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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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65 Completed 58 Reviews

Great day hike as well as for first time backpackers. Not particularly challenging, but can get tricky if it has rained - but the best time to see the falls really pumping. Please pack out your trash and pick up a bit more that other twits left behind. Wrote more details in the other trail description for this hike.

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Panther Creek Trail
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65 Completed 58 Reviews

Nice day hike and this is my "go to hike" for first time backpackers. Plenty of options to camp - things can get a bit crowded/rowdy at the base of the falls on weekends and during the summer. It can be a bit slick at the final descent to the falls - steepish, packed red clay. There are a few narrow spots that can make people a smidge nervous if afraid of heights. I have seen a few copperheads, so keep an eye out... yes, there are snakes all over the place - just a reminder - an older man almost sat on one sunning on a rock!

I usually find a fair amount of trash on this trail, so bring a bag and pick up what you can on the way back.

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Panther Creek Falls
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13 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice, well-marked but not terribly challenging hike. The trail ambles along the river so the vistas are nice, no reason for rating as a three other than I expected more of a challenge based on reviews

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Panther Creek Trail
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30 Completed 3 Reviews

Best trail I've been on in GA yet. Don't kid yourself, it's only 7.2 miles round trip, but it requires some exertion. I wouldn't recommend the entire trail to the falls for young children unless they are accustomed to such (which btw have a great swimming area - cold - at the bottom of the falls) . Our dogs did well, but were exhausted at the end of the hike. Our medium-sized dog (Brittany Spaniel) struggled and had to be helped up certain rocky sections (also when off leash went down a steep embankment to swim, and couldn't get back up - I had to rescue him).The Dane was able to conquer all with relative ease, but required frequent breaks on the return trip despite the rest stop at the falls. This trail follows the creek almost the entire way to the falls, and offers very diverse terrain. I can't wait to go back when the leaves are turning.

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Panther Creek Trail
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10 Completed 6 Reviews

i love this trail. It was good, fairly long, well mapped and the falls at the end was beautiful and refreshing. we spent a good one hour just relaxing on the rocks in the river. We could hear the cars speeding in the highway as we started and ended the trail. But once you get going, it was all green and calm and beautiful.

But this is a popular place i believe. it really started to get crowded with the day. The best time to hike would be early in the morning to beat the crowd and return before noon when you start seeing more people.

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Panther Creek Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I've been backpacking on his trail several times. Took my sister and our dogs today. The area by the falls was very crowded. Many dogs were off leash and not all of them well behaved. It was hard to enjoy the falls with all the barking going on. The water was refreshing though. Several people were fishing there and between the dogs, swimmers, and fishers, I recommend this trail in the fall or winter. Dogs off leash are fine, owners who don't have control of those dogs ruin it for the rest of the people. And for goodness sake, pack out what you pack in.

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Panther Creek Falls
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Decent trail with a variety of plant life and views of the creek. Numerous campsites along the trail. Due to close proximity to the north suburbs, and moderate terrain, the trail is quite busy on the weekends, and parking along the road is common. With it being busy, there is a lot of trash along the trail, and there is a lot of tissue, toilet, and wet-wipe paper just off the trail everywhere, from people not following the principles of "Leave No Trace". Please, if you have to go to the bathroom pick up after yourselves and your dogs. Don't forget to bring a swim suit too. The pool under the falls is not deep, and quite refreshing.

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Panther Creek Trail
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

I've been 10x's or more at different times of the year and different time of the day. Never disappoints.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
by Diana Otero

22 Completed 16 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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