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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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Jackrabbit Trail

Hayesville, NC

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Fires Creek Rim Trail
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Trail was rough lot of limbs and trees down across trail. From picnic area up leatherwood towards Peachtree Bald

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Fires Creek Rim Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Great views in early March.

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Fires Creek Rim Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice hike especially with my dog. We both loved it and will go back again.

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Jackrabbit Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

It wasn't the best mountain biking trail in the world but it was still extremely fun. Make sure to watch out for other bikers around the sharp corners because we nearly crashed into other bikers twice. I would not recommend hiking because you are constantly on alert for on coming bikers.

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Jackrabbit Trail
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Jackrabbit Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice trail. Too many mountain bikers for a hike.

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Jackrabbit Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Good hike for everyone, including small family members. There is a nice bathroom facility at the parking lot. The trail signage is very clear and you can easily figure out which trails you want to take. The Central loop is 3.1 miles and the loops off of it are very well marked at each intersection, even giving you the mileage of the extra loop. You can add loops and make up a hike of around 6 miles or juswt stick with the basic loop of 3.1 miles. Having the lake in view most of the time is an added bonus. Really enjoyed this hike.

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Fires Creek Rim Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

After sourcing a guidebook available on Amazon, a topographical trail guide from NatGeo, a group of students (including first-time campers) hike from Leatherwood falls to the top of both ends of the trail in a few hours. The North-West head was much more difficult, but had amazing views once atop the ridgeline during the winter, and the South-East head from Leatherwood was also breath-taking, with more growth as it had not been hit by the 99' forest fire. We walked 4 other trails along the ridges and down into the bear sanctuary valley before taking an amazingly refreshing dip in the flowing creek. Water was not difficult to find as snow melt had happened just weeks prior and heavy rain occurred on our first night. We did filter along our hikes, which ranged from 3-8 miles long. We visited at the end of this March, so this should help you gauge your water use.

Not an "easy" hike, but if you are in decent shape this will be of moderate difficulty. Surprised to see so many people whine about the steepness of the trail; I may be biased as an ourdoor guide, but this is no where near what I would gauge as "difficult." I plan on coming back and doing the entire trail in 3-4 days, but I'm sure it can be done in 3 by an experienced hiker.

Only saw 1 hiker within our 3 night stay, trails were in great shape, aside for some small trails with briers.

We originally opted to stay 3 nights in "Hunters Camp" but changed our minds and shelled out the $5 /night /site for Bristol Horse Camp: More secluded, along the creek and nearby more trails.

Please note that the road is CLOSED after Bristol Horse camp this/next year for "renovations" and that we did encounter a bear within the sanctuary one night.

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Jack Rabbit Mountain Recreation Area Trail
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23 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice trail. Hiked this trail before, but has been a while. lots of spider webs. Trail needs work, getting grown over in spots. Had no trouble following trail. Was short on time, so didn't hike out to the point. Recommended hike.

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Fires Creek Rim Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Let me begin by saying this was a beautiful hike with several types of forest. We did this hike May 24, 25, 26th 2014. We saw no one at all on the trail for three days and I think I know why. We hiked the entire loop clockwise from the picnic area. I hiked with two other guys that are in excellent physical condition, run marathons, and are experienced backpackers. I needed to say that so I didn't sound like a crybaby. There were little to no scenic views on this trip this time of year. Not much wildlife. The hike was rated "difficult" but in my opinion it was "You're gonna regret it dummy!". Constant very steep inclines and very steep declines left our body's screaming for it to stop. Collectively over the 30 or so miles I would estimate less than 1 mile was fairly flat. Water was very scarce and down extremely difficult descents in order to fill up. I would recommend a very good map not like the one they give at the ranger station. If you're going to do this hike I would strongly recommend training for it months in advance. It was crazy! I certainly have no desire to do it again.