"B" Hikes

Home Up How to Join News Flash Hike Calendar Hike Planners President Meeting Minutes Trail Maintenance Hiking Guidelines Conservation Club By Laws Hike Database Hiking Links MHH Trading Post

 

 

B-HIKES (3 - 6 MILES)

Rev 30 November 2010

 

= Trails maintained by MHHC

## = Designated Wilderness Area

B3

Appletree Trail Loop. This is a new 5 mile hike for the Club.  Moderate climbing, Start out of the campground on the Appletree Trail for 1.6 miles, then trun onto Diamond Valley Trail for 1.1 miles, the turn onto Junaluska Trail for 2 miles back to Appletree Trail and .2 miles back to trailhead.  Several moderate climbs, uneven trail. Pretty cove.

Andrews Rest Area, Hwy 74/19/129

B2##

Arkaquah Trail from Brasstown Bald parking lot.  An easy in and out hike of about 3 miles.  Spectacular views.  Some rough  footing. 

Jacks Gap at base of Brasstown Bald on Hwy. 180.
Dist to trailhead 1 mile one way

B3##  

Arkequah Trail   from Brasstown Bald parking lot down.  This is a moderate hike of about 5.5 miles, mostly downhill. Spectacular views.  See the petroglyphs at the end. Some rough footing.  Shuttle


Meet at Blairsville Park and Ride

B2

Bartram Trail  from Warwoman Dell (3 miles east of Clayton) to the viewing platform at Martin Creek Falls. This scenic (4 mile,≈2:30 hrs) round trip also passes by Becky Creek  Falls.

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee. 

B3## (If done as loop hike)

Bear Hair Trail in Vogel State Park.  Loop hike of about 4 miles ( ≈ 3:00 hrs )  with some moderate to steep climbs.  Bring hiking sticks and State Park pass or $5.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.
3.9 miles to trailhead

  

B1

Benton Falls, Red Leaf, Arbutus, Azalea, Clear Creek Trails in the Chilhowee Recreation Area in east Tennessee.  4.8 mile easy trail (2:45 hours).  Fee area or bring pass.  45 mile drive to trailhead from meeting place. 

SE corner of Hwys. 64 and 19/129 in NC

B3

Benton MacKaye Trail, Section 15 (also Unicoi Turnpike Trail) near Coker Creek, TN.  Moderate 4 miles in and out, from Sandy Gap NC to Waucheesi Mountain.  Steep gradient up to the summit.  Ridge along the TN/NC line, beautiful views in the winter. 

SE corner of Hwys. 64 and 19/129 in NC
11.8 miles to trailhead
Good winter/early spring hike due to views/vistas on both sides of the trail

 

B3

Benton MacKaye Trail from Hwy. 60 at Wilscot Gap to Skeenah Gap. This 5.3 mile section is constantly  going up and down. Many of these short grades are steep.  Shuttle required. ( ≈3:10 hrs )

Park & Ride in Blairsville

B1

Big Lost Creek Trail Located in TN. on the BMT. Less than six miles in and out. This easy,mostly level hike follows Big Lost Creek. Beautiful gorge, high rock walls on each side. Cascading rapids, falls, and beautiful rock formations on one side. Giant icicles in winter make this a gorgeous winter hike.

Meeting place: Piggly Wiggly Parking lot in Ducktown, TN

B3##

Blood Mountain via the Byron Herbert Reece Trail and AT. A 5 mile round trip hike (≈ 4:30 hrs) with 1,400 ft. of elevation change. Splendid views from the top.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180

B3

Chunky Gal Trail from Perry Gap over the top of  Shooting Creek Bald  (Boteler Peak) to Glade Gap on Hwy 64 in NC.  6.5 miles ( ≈ 3.5 hrs ).  Outstanding view from top.  Shuttle required.  

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.  

B3

Chunky Gal Trail from Perry Gap to Tusquitee Gap.  4 miles,  moderate.  Long shuttle required, or key exchange.Winter views.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.  

B3

Chunky Gal Trail.  Hike from Bob Allison Campground along scenic Tuni Creek  to the big buckeye tree and return.  About 4 miles (≈ 3:00 hrs ) with 5 stream crossings (slippery footing) each way.  Hiking sticks required.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville. 

B3

Chunky Gal Trail from Tusquittee Gap to Bob Allison Campground.  4 miles moderate.  Shuttle required, or key exchange.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville

B2

Clear Creek Trail and Benton Falls near the Ocoee River Gorge in TN. This 5 mile hike may be a key-exchange hike.

SE corner of Hwys. 64 and 19/129 in NC. 

B3

Coosa Backcountry Trail from Wolf Creek Road to Burnett Gap.  This is a moderate 4.6 mile ( ≈ 3.5 hrs ) round trip has some steep sections.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.    

B3

Coosa Backcountry Trail from Wolfpen Gap to Barnett Gap.   At Calf Stomp Gap we will take FS road 108 down to Barnett Gap.  900 foot elevation climb at start of hike.  5.1 mi .  Short shuttle.

Choestoe
Baptist Church
parking lot on Hwy 180.   

B2

Cooper Creek Sampler

 Begin at the Cooper Creek Parking Area and hike the 1.7 mile Eye on Wildlife trail back to Parking Lot. From there we will continue hiking over to the Yellow Mountain Trail to Shope Gap Trail and back to Parking Lot for another 3.2 mile hike. If we have time, we'll go over to Sea Creek Falls. This is a very scenic area around Coopers Creek and features easy to moderate hiking.

B3##

Deep Gap (4,341 ft) to the top of Standing Indian Mountain (5,498 ft.) on the AT.  This is a 5 mile round trip hike (3.5 hours) in the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area.  Year-round spectaular views.  Note:  FSR road #71 is often closed in winter.

Ingles Parking Lot in Hayesville.
Note:  Ingles to Deep Gap = 24.5 miles (18 mi Hwy 64, 6.5 mi FSR71)

B2

Dicks Creek Gap north to Cowart Gap on the AT.  This is a 3.6 mile ( ≈2:30 hrs) round trip hike with some moderate ascending and descending in both directions along the slopes of Little Bald Mountain..

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee.
7.5 miles to trailhead

B2

Dukes Creek Falls and Smithgall Woods.   Hike 2.2 miles round trip to the 250 ft. falls,  and then hike the 1.5 mile Laurel Ridge Interpretive Trail and/or the .5 mile Wetland Loop Trail

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.

Note:  Dukes Cr and Smithgall have parking fees (neither honors the other), no lunch facilities at Smithgall

B4

Duncan Ridge Trail from Mulky Gap east to Buckeye Gap and return. Moderate 5.2 miles. Duncan Ridge Trail has several steep sections.

Park & Ride in Blairsville.

B2

Emery Creek Falls.  5 miles in and out.  A delightful walk in the Cohuttas which ends in a pair of waterfalls:  The first is 40-50 ft high, the second is about 25 ft high.  The walk is along Emery Creek and involves about 12 stream crossings, so bring poles should be nice and cool down by the creek.  

Home Depot in Blue Ridge

B3

Fires Creek from Bristol Horse Camp on trail # 76 to Carver Gap. Rim trail to Leatherwood Falls.  3.7 miles, 800 ft. of elevation gain.  Moderate to strenuous.  (≈ 3:10 hrs).  Short shuttle required. 

Ingles parking  lot in Hayesville

B3

Fires Creek.  From recreation area pass by Leatherwood Falls, then take Rim Access Trail for another 2 miles of steady ascent. Return down access trail and complete Leatherwood Falls loop for 5 miles (3.5 hours).  Steep uphill section.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.

B2

Flat Creek Loop in Fannin County.  This 5.8 mile loop hike begins at Deep Gap on Aska Road and is rated average difficulty. (≈4 hrs)

Park & Ride in Blairsville. 

B3##

GA AT series 8.  Unicoi Gap to Indian Grave Gap on the AT and return on the Rocky Mountain TrailA 5.5 mile hike ( ≈ 3:40 hrs ) with 1,000 ft. elevation gain both directions. 

Unicoi Gap on Hwy 75 south of Hiawassee

B2

Green Mountain Loop Trail in Fannin County, Aska area.  A moderate hike of about 5 miles with good winter views of Lake Blue Ridge.  

Park & Ride in Blairsville.

B2

Helen to Unicoi State Park Lodge and return. An easy and scenic 5.6 mile (2.5 hrs) round trip hike.  Lunch at Lodge (bring your own or eat in dining room).   Optional 2 mile hike around the lake also.  A club favorite.

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee.

Note:  Distance to Helen from Macedonia = 19 miles.

B2

Helen to Unicoi State Park Lodge via Frog Pond and Bottom Loop Trails and return.  Easy 5.8 mile (2.5 hrs) round trip.  Lunch at Lodge (or BYO).  A club favorite.

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee

Note:  Distance to Helen from Macedonia = 19 miles

B3

Indian Grave Gap to Tray Mountain and back 5.0 mile moderate hike on the AT to Tray Mt., the second highest point in GA.  The trail passes Indian Grave Gap (3113 ft), a fabulous hillside of galax, the cheese factory turnoff, a viewpoint just before Tray Mt. (4430 ft).   

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee

B4##

Jacks Gap to Chattahoochee Gap on the Jacks Knob Trail.  This 4.6 mile round trip hike has several moderate to strenuous grades both directions. (≈ 3:40 hrs).  Pretty wildflowers in the spring

Jacks Gap at base of Brasstown Bald on Hwy 180.

B3

John Muir National Recreation Trail/Benton MacKaye Trail from confluence of Coker Creek with Hiwassee River to the swinging bridge at Appalachia powerhouse.  Near Coker Creek TN, or Reliance TN.  Moderate 4 mile one-way hike along one of the most beautiful trails in the area.  Retraces the path of John Muir on his 1000-mile walk to the Gulf.  High bluffs give spectacular views of the Hiwassee River.  Some gradient and several stream crossings.  BMTA has recently rerouted part of the trail to higher grouond.  Long shuttle or key exchange required. 

SE corner of Hwys. 64 and 19/129 in NC

B3

Kimsey Creek Trail in Standing Indian area. Hike beside a beautiful stream for about 5 miles in and out. (≈2:40 hrs)

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.

B4##

Logan Turnpike Trail from Tesnatee Gap.  Hike down about 1-3/4 miles.  First mile is steep and rocky.  Lower trail parallels Town Creek among big hemlocks.  Return elevation gain is about 1,500 feet.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180

B3##

Neels Gap to Levelland Mountain on the AT.  A 3 mile (≈3:15 hrs) moderate round trip hike with a nice view from the top of Levelland Mountain.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.

B2##
Neels Gap
to Tesnatee Gap.  Key exchange hike.  One half of the group starts at Neels Gap, the other half starts at Tesnatee Gap.  Meet for lunch and trade keys!  Great view from the top of Levelland Mountain.  5.5 miles. 

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.

B2

Old Copper Road Trail along Ocoee River in TN.  An easy 4.8 mile round trip beginning at the Ocoee Whitewater Center on the historic Old Copper Road, originally constructed in 1851.  Follows the Ocoee River for 2.4 miles to TVA Dam No. 3.  Four foot bridges and beautiful views of the river, old apple trees, stone foundations and hand-laid walls.  Picnic tables and pit toilets at the 2.4 mile mark.   $3 parking fee. 

SE corner of Hwy. 64 and 19/129 in NC. 

B2

Park Creek Trail with crossover to Park Ridge Trail in Standing Indian area.  5 miles with some stream crossings  ( ≈ 3:30 hrs ).  A favorite spring hike because of beautiful wildflower display.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.             

B2##

Raven Cliffs Trail.  A scenic 5 mile round trip hike along a cascading mountain stream to towering cliffs with two waterfalls.  Some difficult footing due to erosion. (≈ 3:30 hrs)

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy. 180.
Note:  Carpool info:  24 mile r/t to trailhead from Choestoe

B2

Rock Gap in the Standing Indian area to the Back Country Information Center via the AT and Long Branch Trail.  4.6 miles.  Short shuttle required.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.

B3

Rock Gap toward Albert Mountain on the AT. Down on Long Branch Trail to Backcountry Info. Center. A moderate 4.6 mile hike (≈ 2:20 hrs ).   Shuttle required.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville

B4

Rockhouse Creek Trail #387 in and out in the Fires Creek Area.  2.3 miles with 2000 ft climb from FS 340A up to Big Stamp (once the site of a lookout tower), then back.  4.6 miles round trip. 

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville

B3

Smith Creek Trail from Anna Ruby Falls to Unicoi State Park with shuttle.  5 miles.  Stream crossing and some rough, rocky footing (best done in summer due to bad footing covered by leaves).  Parking fee for Forest Service and State Park.

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee         

B3 

Stanley Gap Trail 4.9 Miles,  Start at Aska Adventure area, up over Rocky Mountain on the BMT, then on to Fall Branch Falls, 1400' elevation gain. Shuttle

Park & Ride in Blairsville.

B2-3##

Tesnatee Gap on the Richard Russell Highway to Whitley Gap Shelter and return.   This is a 4 mile round trip hike ( ≈3:20 hrs ) with magnificent views from the ridgetop.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.
Note:  Good hike for late May due to flowers
Distance to trailhead:  6.6 miles

B3##

Tesnatee Gap on the Richard Russell Highway to Wolf Laurel Top and return.  This is a 4.2 mile round trip hike with magnificent views from the Rock outcrops. (≈ 3:00 hrs).

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.
10 miles to trailhead

B2

Turtletown Creek Falls, near Farner, TN.  A moderate 4 mile round trip hike to two of the prettiest waterfalls in the area.  Hiking sticks recommended. (≈ 3 hrs ).

SE corner of Hwy 64 and 19/129 in NC. 
Note:  Good summer hike
23 miles to trailhead

B3##

Unicoi Gap to Indian Grave Gap on the AT and return on the Rocky Mountain Trail.  A 5.5 mile hike ( ≈ 3:40 hrs ) with 1,000 ft. elevation gain going in, 500 ft returning.

Unicoi Gap on Hwy 75 south of Hiawassee.

B2##

Wagon Train Trail from Brasstown Bald parking lot down and back for about 4 miles round  trip. Outstanding  views. 

Jacks Gap at base of Brasstown Bald on Hwy 180.
3 miles to trailhead

B2

Wayah Bald (5,342 ft.) to  Wayah Gap (4,180 ft.) on the AT.  This is 4.2 miles (≈ 3:15hrs) mostly downhill. Spectacular view from observation tower atop Wayah Bald.   Shuttle required.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville. 

B3

Wayah Gap to Siler Bald on the AT. The trail climbs 1,000 feet in l.9 miles, but the 360 degree view from top is well worth the effort. A 3.8 mile round trip hike. (≈ 3:00 hrs). Club favorite

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.  

B3

Winding Stair Gap to Rock Gap.  A 3.7 mile (≈2:15 hrs) moderate hike on the AT.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.

B3

Winding Stair Gap north to Panther Gap and back.  A 4 mile moderate hike on the AT ( ≈3:10 hrs ). 

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.

B3

Yellow Mountain Trail in the Coosa Wildlife Management Area.  4.7 miles and 800 foot elevation change. The Yellow Mountain Trail to the top, then the Shope Gap Trail to the Duncan Ridge Road, follow the road to the Mill Shoal Creek Trail which will take us back to the Campground. 

Park & Ride in Blairsville.                                                              

B4

Yonah Mountain near Cleveland, GA.  A 5 mile round trip with 1,700 feet elevation gain, you literally "climb a mountain". This shark-fin shaped mountain has a trail that is a combination of moderate and some steep and rocky sections. Excellent views. Icy in winter.  Used for military maneuvers: ranger office number to coordinate access is 706-864-3367.

Unicoi Gap on Hwy. 75 south of Hiawassee.