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    Blood Mountain Loop

    Blairsville, Georgia

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    Nashville, TN
    Trailblazer | 752 pts
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    7/15/2018
    The view from the top of Blood Mountain is amazing. It's definitely for people in good shape and experienced hikers. Lots of rocky areas and steep sections and a few stream crossings. Plan on making it a day hike and make stops along the way to rest.
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    Ocean Park, ME
    Trailblazer | 752 pts
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    7/9/2018
    This is a fantastic trail with a lot of moderate to strenuous climbs. Some rock scrambling is involved, too, but the views from the peak of Blood Mountain are out of this world! There is a lot of water along the way, which my dog really loved. This is a really wonderful section of the Appalachian Trail.
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    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    4/7/2018
    Stunning views. Great hike.
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    Explorer | 59 pts
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    1/29/2018
    This hike was beautiful. It was strenuous and in winter is very icy. I wouldn’t recommend for inexperienced hikers.
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    Cumming, GA
    Pathfinder | 81 pts
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    6/21/2013
    Very steep trail. We started from the trailhead right after you pass the Neel Gap store on 129 and it was only 4.4 miles from our car to the top and back. We finished in 3 hours with time to enjoy the views at the top. The old shelter at the summit was really neat to see, and I almost stepped on a Copperhead! Watch out!
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    Hilton Head Island, SC
    Explorer | 35 pts
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    12/2/2012
    My kids enjoyed playing in the stone shelter at the summit. The 2+ mile hike to the summit is a bit much for a 5 year old but my 7 year old had a blast.
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    Downingtown, PA
    Adventurer | 340 pts
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    10/24/2012
    moderate climb - fall leaves 60% gone by this time. 40's and rain - peaceful climb
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    Cumming, GA
    Adventurer | 250 pts
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    8/15/2010
    Great 2.5hr fitness hike on AT-Freeman Trail-AT-to top of Blood Mountain and back to Hwy 19. Great views from large granite formations on top. Trail is fairly rocky/bouldery which makes it very engaging and not just a gentle stroll in the GA woods.
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    Indian Harbor Beach, FL
    Adventurer | 215 pts
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    12/27/2009
    Did a simple out-and-back from the parking area. Nice hike. Great views in the winter. Be ready though... LOTS of people out here on the weekend, even in late December. Plenty of places to rest, grab a catnap or just sit and soak in the scenery. The shelter at the summit is interesting. 1:10 up and less than an hour back to the car.
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    Massillon, OH
    Pathfinder | 131 pts
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    10/1/2009
    This was a fantastic hike on a clear 68 degree day. Took the Slaughter gap trail from Winfield Scott, then to the Applacian Trail. The hike was strenous but the price was well worth the views at the top. The only bummer was my camera malfunctioned and lost all my photos. This hike is worth repeating.
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    Trail Information

    Blairsville
    Nearby City
    5.9 miles
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    3.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    3,010 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    4,458 feet
    Top Elevation
    Views
    Features
    Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge Ranger District: 706-745-6928, www.fs.usda.gov/conf
    Local Contacts
    Trails Illustrated #777 Springer and Cohutta Mountains; Appalachian Trail Conservancy Chattahoochee National Forest; USGS Neels Gap
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