Blood Mountain Loop

Blairsville, Georgia

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This is one of Georgia’s finest circuit hikes. Enter Blood Mountain Wilderness on the Byron Reece Trail and climb to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), soaking in panoramas from large, open rock faces on the shoulder of Blood Mountain.
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 one of Georgia’s finest circuit hikes. Enter Blood Mountain Wilderness on the Byron Reece Trail and climb to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), soaking in panoramas from large, open rock faces on the shoulder of Blood Mountain.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blairsville
Distance: 5.9 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 3,010 feet
Top Elevation: 4,458 feet
Features: Views
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 Blood Mountain Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

1/29/2018
2

This hike was beautiful. It was strenuous and in winter is very icy. I wouldn’t recommend for inexperienced hikers.



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Apr 2018