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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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10 Completed 4 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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3 Completed 3 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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Panther Creek Falls
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

The hike starts out pretty easy, but it gets moderate towards the end. There are a couple of spots where the path is narrow and the drop off significant, so be careful if you're hiking with children or dogs. The shoals at the 2.5 mile mark are beautiful, but keep trekking another mile before you see the falls. It is worth the steep climb at the end. Some people were camping at the falls, and some were swimming there. I did not see any snakes on the trail (July), but I did see a big deer. It's worth noting that the trail head is across the street from the parking lot.

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Moccasin Creek Wildlife Trail and Hemlock Falls Trail
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21 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice trail, wet in spots due to recent rains. Very nice falls with a lot of water coming over the falls. There was a light rain when we started the hike. Saw a lot of Rhodos in bloom. Will do it again in the Fall.

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Panther Creek Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

On a second trip from the Washington, DC area my group of friends decided to hike this trail. It is a lovely and GPS verified 4 mile hike from the trail head to the spectacular falls. The trail is well marked and maintained until the last tenth of a mile when it is necessary to descend a very slippery rock face in order to access the beach area nearest the falls. We scrambled using roots and rocks as hand holds. I would not recommend for hikers who have issues with heights. Would do it again but would consider rock climbing tools and rope to improve the safety of the last traverse.

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Panther Creek Trail
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16 Completed 1 Reviews

The waterfall is so worth it. I can't wait to go back and hopefully camp!

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