Blue Ridge, GA Trails and Parks

Blue Ridge has 23 trails in the vicinity, including 13 for mountain biking and 7 hiking trails. These trails range from 2.2 to 20 miles in length. The most popular trails are Benton MacKaye Trail: Watson Gap to Ocoee River, Benton MacKaye Trail: Little Skeenah Creek to Shallowford Bridge and Benton MacKaye Trail: Shallowford Bridge to Bushy Head Gap. Trails.com member Robert M. recently completed Flat Creek Loop.
  • Benton MacKaye Trail: Little Skeenah Creek to Shallowford BridgeView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  18.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This portion of the BMT has a challenging beginning, as it steeply climbs Wallalah Mountain, then descends, only to make another tough pull up ...

  • Benton MacKaye Trail: Watson Gap to Ocoee RiverView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    The final portion of the BMT is it’s finest. Leave Watson Gap and enter the Cohutta Wilderness. The path dips down to a couple of high elevation ...

  • Benton MacKaye Trail: Shallowford Bridge to Bushy Head GapView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  19.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Because of two long road walks, this part of the BMT will appeal mostly to end-to-end hikers. It really doesn’t stand out on its own as a weekend ...

  • Benton MacKaye Trail: Dyer Gap to Watson GapView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    •  4–5 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’re looking for an easy introduction to the Benton MacKaye Trail, Section 9 (running from Dyer Gap to Watson Gap) is a good starting point. ...

  • Cohutta Wilderness: Jacks River TrailView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Hiking  
    •  4–5 hours
    •  14.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A massive amount of timber was pulled from the Cohutta Wilderness in the 1900s, with four logging camp employing 300 to 400 men. The effort grew ...

  • Cohutta Wilderness: Penitentiary Branch TrailView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    •  5 hours
    •  11.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Isolated in the wilderness for days on end, the men who logged the Cohutta in the 1900s felt as if they were stuck doing time. And this is how ...

  • Cohutta Wilderness: Hemp Top TrailView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    •  3–4 hours
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Winding along the crest of Blue Ridge, much of the Hemp Top Trail is a pleasant ridge walk with a short descent to a gap at the Georgia/Tennessee ...

  • Lower Toccoa River - Blue Ridge Dam to State LineView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Fishing  
    •  Best way to fish: wading, float tube, canoe
    •  Guide

    The Toccoa River below Blue Ridge Dam is arguably the best tailwater trout fishery in Georgia. Plenty of feisty fish and little fishing pressure ...

  • Frank Gross CampgroundView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    This rustic camp is ideally located deep in the Chattahoochee National Forest, near trout fishing and hiking venues. If you are looking to get ...

  • Fightingtown CreekView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  10 hours
    •  18.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Fightingtown Creek tumbles off the eastern slopes of the Cohutta Mountains in Gilmer County. Flowing north toward Tennessee to become a tributary ...

  • Turkey Farm LoopView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Turkey Farm ride uses gravel forest roads, a gated section of forest road, a winding trail on roadbed through an old farmstead, and a short ...

  • Stanley Creek LoopView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Stanley Creek Trail is a good example of a short but tough North Georgia trail. The singletrack section runs on old logging roadbeds that seem ...

  • Flat Creek LoopView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  5.9 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll really enjoy this ride on a hot day, when the surrounding peaks shield you from the hot summer sun. Conversely, you can get pretty cold ...

  • Long Branch LoopView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  0.5 hour
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Just as Flat Creek isn’t flat, Long Branch Loop isn’t long. The trail has the distinction of being in the middle of several more difficult trails ...

  • Stanley Gap TrailView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Previously part of the ride known as Rich Mountain, the Stanley Gap Trail is a wonderful stretch of pure Georgia mountain singletrack. The trail ...

  • Green Mountain TrailView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Green Mountain Trail used to be combined with Stanley Gap Trail to make up the Rich Mountain Trail, legendary for its toughness and roughness. ...

  • South Fork Trail & LoopView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride has most of the things that make northern Georgia trails so great. Take a camera along for some great photo opportunities. The ride ...

  • Hickey KnobView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the least known rides in the Aska Area, this one is mostly forest road with just a bit of pavement. Youll ride over Hickey Knob and then ...

  • Long BranchView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  30 minutes - intermediate level
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The first half of this loop follows an old skid road through a timber cut (read: hot and exposed on a sunny summer day, muddy when wet). After ...

  • Flat CreekView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    You'll gradually climb to the head of Flat Creek before turning back down through the cove. Expect small stream crossings, tunnels of rhododendron ...

  • Stanley GapView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Fabulous single track makes this one heck of a trail! On this route, a paved downhill takes you to the Toccoa River before you go up, up, up ...

  • Green MountainView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    You start out with a choice of how to get to the top of Green Mountain. Left is hard; right is not so hard. From the top, it's a downhill rush ...

  • South ForkView Trail Details

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    Blue Ridge, GA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the only chance you get to ride alongside the Jacks River before it plunges into the Cohutta Wilderness. Wildlife openings make room ...