Rocky Mountain

Blairsville, Georgia

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This Appalachian Trail (A.T.) loop hike offers more solitude than many trail sections with views. Be apprised there is some climbing involved as you rise from Unicoi Gap to the crest of Rocky Mountain, where bare stone faces present panoramas. However, what goes up must come down.
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 Appalachian Trail (A.T.) loop hike offers more solitude than many trail sections with views. Be apprised there is some climbing involved as you rise from Unicoi Gap to the crest of Rocky Mountain, where bare stone faces present panoramas. However, what goes up must come down.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blairsville
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,940 feet
Top Elevation: 3,950 feet
Local Contacts: Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge Ranger District: 706-745-6928, www.fs.usda.gov/conf
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated #778 Brasstown Bald and Chattooga River; Appalachian Trail Conservancy Chattahoochee National Forest; USGS Tray Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Rocky Mountain

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