Slaughter Creek Loop

Blairsville, Georgia

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This is a classic North Georgia Appalachian Trail loop hike, and gives a good representation of the mountains and valleys of these most southerly Appalachian Mountains. Start at fun and attractive Lake Winfield Scott, then head up Slaughter Creek valley to reach the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is a classic North Georgia Appalachian Trail loop hike, and gives a good representation of the mountains and valleys of these most southerly Appalachian Mountains. Start at fun and attractive Lake Winfield Scott, then head up Slaughter Creek valley to reach the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blairsville
Distance: 5.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,885 feet
Top Elevation: 3,800 feet
Local Contacts: Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge Ranger District: 706-745-6928, www.fs.usda.gov/conf
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated #777 Springer and Cohutta Mountains; Appalachian Trail Conservancy Chattahoochee National Forest; USGS Neels Gap
Driving Directions: Directions to Slaughter Creek Loop

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