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Link to "A" Hikes   (up to 3 miles)

Link to "B" Hikes    (3-6 miles)

Link to "C" Hikes    (6-8 miles)

Link to "D" Hikes    (8-10 miles)

Link to "E" Hikes    (10 or more miles)

 

TRAIL GUIDES:

Brown, Fred, and Nell Jones, eds.  GEORGIA CONSERVANCY'S GUIDE TO THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS, 2nd ed., c1991.

Chase, Jim.  BACKPACKER MAGAZINE'S GUIDE TO THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, c2005.

Chew, V. Collins.  APPALACHIAN TRAIL GUIDE TO TENNESSEE - NORTH CAROLINA, c2005.

Coriell, Jack, and Nancy Shofner.  APPALACHIAN TRAIL GUIDE TO NORTH CAROLINA - GEORGIA, c2004.

De Hart, Allen.  NORTH CAROLINA HIKING TRAILS, 4th ed., 2005.

Georgia Conservancy.  LONGSTREET HIGHROAD GUIDE TO THE GEORGIA MOUNTAINS, c1998.

Gove, Doris.  EXPLORING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL:  HIKES IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS, c1998.

Homan, Tim.  HIKING THE BENTON MACKAYE TRAIL, c2004.

Homan, Tim.  HIKING TRAILS OF JOYCE KILMER-SLICKROCK AND CITICO CREEK WILDERNESS, c1998.

Homan, Tim.   HIKING TRAILS OF NORTH GEORGIA, 3rd edition, c1997.

Homan, Tim.  HIKING TRAILS OF THE COHUTTA AND BIG FROG WILDERNESS, c2007.

Homan, Tim.  HIKING TRAILS OF THE SOUTHERN NANTAHALA WILDERNESS, THE ELLICOTT ROCK WILDERNESS, AND THE CHATTOOGA NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVER, c2002.

Johnson, Randy.  HIKING NORTH CAROLINA, 2nd ed., c2007.

McDaniel, Lynda.  HIGHROAD GUIDE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS, c1998.

Murray, Kenneth.  HIGHLAND TRAILS:  A GUIDE TO SCENIC TRAILS IN NORTHEAST TENNESSEE, WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, c2004.

Pfitzer, Donald W.  HIKING GEORGIA, 3rd ed.,  c2006.

Ray, John R., and Malcolm J. Skove.  BARTRAM TRAIL (INCLUDING GEORGA CHATTOOGA RIVER TRAIL, THREE FORKS TRAIL, AND SC CHATTOOGA RIVER TRAIL), 3rd ed., c2002.

Ray, John R., and Malcolm J. Skove.  BARTRAM TRAIL; DETAILED TRAIL GUIDE WITH MAPS OF THE TRAILS IN THE NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST IN NORTH CAROLINA, c2001.

Ray, John R., Malcolm J. Skove, and Bill Kenyon.  CHUNKY GAL TRAIL AND FIRES CREEK RIM TRAIL, 2nd ed., c2002.

Summerlin, Vernon, and Cathy Summerlin.  LONGSTREET HIGHROAD GUIDE TO THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS, c1999.

 

Select the area you wish to view from the following :

Benton McKaye Trail;   Brasstown Bald Area;   Brasstown Resort Area;  Larger Clayton Area;

Chunky Gal and larger Fires Creek Area;   Springer Mountain to Neels Gap;    Waterfall hikes;

Neels Gap to Dicks Creek Gap;  Dicks Creek Gap to GA State Line;  Standing Indian Area;  Wayah Bald Area;

Fannin County;  Andrews Area;  Ocoee Gorge Area;   Wesser

 

Brasstown Resort Area

( 1 ) Brasstown Resort Blue Trail. This is a pleasant 2.6 mile hike with option
to have lunch at the Brasstown Valley Resort afterwards.

( 1 ) The Short Miller Trek at Brasstown Valley Resort. A 2.5 mile hike with the option to
have lunch at the resort afterwards.

( 2-3 ) Miller Trek at Brasstown Valley Resort. This 6.5 mile loop hike is moderately difficult
with an elevation change of 1,400 feet and some rocky footing.

 

Chunky Gal Trail and Larger Fires Creek Area

( 2 ) Chunky Gal Trail from Perry Gap over the top of Shooting Creek Bald (Boteler Peak) to Glade Gap on Hwy 64 in NC. 5.5 miles. Outstanding view from top. Shuttle required.

( 2 ) Chunky Gal Trail. Hike from Bob Allison Campground along scenic Tuni Creek to the big

buckeye tree and return. About 4 miles with multiple stream crossings. Hiking sticks required.

( 3 ) Bob Allison Campground to Tusquitee Gap and return on the Chunky Gal Trail. 8 mile

moderate hike with 1,000 ft. elevation change.

( 4 ) Chunky Gal Trail from Bob Allison Campground to Tusquitee Bald. 7.5 strenuous miles round trip. 2,200 foot elevation gain. Scenic area with giant hickories and old growth hemlocks. .

( 4 ) Chunky Gal Trail. From Deep Gap hike 3 miles on the AT. Turn right on

Chunky Gal Trail and hike 5.1 miles to Glade Gap on Hwy 64 for a total of 8.1 miles. Shuttle required.

( 4 ) Chunky Gal Trail from Glade Gap on Hwy 64 in NC over the top of Shooting Creek Bald to Perry Gap and return. A strenuous hike with 1,300 ft. elevation gain. 9.4 miles. Spectacular view from bald.

( 2 ) 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. Short shuttle required

( 2 ) 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 total.

( 3 ) Fires Creek Area. Leatherwood Trail to intersection with Rim Trail (at Shortoff Knob). Back on FSR 6178. This moderate 9.5 mile hike offers many beaytiful vistas. About 2,200 ft of elevation.

( 4 ) Fires Creek Area. Up the Phillips Ridge Trail to Rim Trail, Down Rock House Creek Trail. 10 mile strenuous loop. 2300 ft. elevation change.

( 4 ) Fires Creek Area. Up the Rockhouse Creek Trail, across the Rim Trail and down the Phillips

Ridge Trail for a 10 mile loop hike. Elevation change 2,000 ft. and several rock-hop stream crossings.

( 4 ) Little Fires Creek Trail - Rim Trail - Bristol Cabin Trail. 9 mile strenuous loop.

2300 ft. elevation change.

Dicks Creek Gap to GA State Line

( 2 ) Dicks Creek Gap north to Cowart Gap on the AT. This is a 4 mile round trip hike with some

moderate ascending and descending in both directions.

( 3 ) Blue Ridge Gap to Bly Gap at the NC border on the AT and return. 8 miles which includes a

2 mile round trip walk on FS 72 to the Blue Ridge Gap trailhead.

( 4 ) Dicks Creek Gap north to Plum Orchard Gap Shelter on the AT. 9 miles round trip. A few short strenuous grades and numerous moderate ones both directions. Golden Age Passport or $2.

( 4 ) Dicks Creek Gap north to Plum Orchard Gap Shelter on the AT. 9 miles round trip. Option

to go to Blue Ridge Gap and return for 11.2 miles. National Forest parking pass or $2.

Fannin County, Andrews Area, Occoee Gorge Area, Wesser

 

( 2 ) Flat Creek Loop in Fannin County. This 5.8 mile loop hike begins at Deep Gap on Aska Road

and is rated easy to moderate.

( 2 ) Green Mountain Loop Trail in Fannin County. A moderate hike of about 5 miles with good

winter views of Lake Blue Ridge.

( 3 ) Green Mountain Trail in Fannin County. A moderate round trip hike of 7 miles. Hike can be

extended to 10 miles by taking connector to Long Branch Loop

( 4 ) Deep Gap to Fall Branch Falls on the Stanley Gap and Benton MacKaye Trails in Fannin County. A 10.4 mile round trip hike with 1,200 foot elevation change in both directions.

( 3 ) Hanging Dog Recreation Area near Murphy, NC. A moderate hike of 8 to 9 miles with views of Lake Hiwassee. A few short, steep hills but mostly elevation changes of 200 to 300 feet

( 2 ) Old Copper Road Trail along Ocoee River in TN. This is a 4.8 mile round trip hike that begins

at the Ocoee Whitewater Center.

( 2 ) Rock Creek Trail in the Ocoee Gorge, TN near the Whitewater Center. Hike in and out on

beautiful forest trail with occasional views of Ocoee River for 5 to 6 miles round trip.

( 3 ) Rock Creek Trail and Dry Pond Lead Trail in the Ocoee Gorge, TN. 7.4 miles. Must cross creek bring flip-flops or be prepared to wade. Short shuttle. Can visit Ocoee Whitewater Center

afterward.

( 3 ) Bear Paw and Chestnut Mountain loop trails opposite the Whitewater Center in the Ocoee Gorge, TN. A moderate 7.7 mile hike. Good winter views of gorge.

( 3 ) Chestnut Mountain Loop at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, TN. We will add another loop of the

Tanasi Trails to make it a moderate 8 mile hike with beautiful vistas into the Gorge.

( 4 ) Big Frog Trail, near Ocoee Gorge, TN. An easy to moderate grade up beautiful Peavine Ridge to Big Frog Mountain. 11 miles round trip with 2,000 feet elevation gain.

( 4 ) Big Frog Wilderness, near Ocoee Gorge, TN. Big Creek, Big Frog and Yellow Stand Lead Trails. A moderate 8.4 mile loop.

( 4 ) Rock Creek Trail and Dry Pond Lead Trail in the Ocoee Gorge. Must cross creek – be prepared to wade. Lunch at Whitewater picnic area. Hike Old Copper Road back to cars. 10.5 mile loop hike.

( 3 ) Gahuti Backcountry Trail in Fort Mountain State Park. An 8.2 mile moderate to strenuous hike with good fall views. State Park pass or $2.

( 4 ) Bartram Trail from US 19 near Wesser, NC to Cheoah Bald. 10.2 miles round trip

with 3,000 ft. elevation change. Waterfalls and wildflowers along the way. Awesome view from the top.

( 4 ) Nantahala River to Wesser Bald Loop. Up the easier old AT route to Wesser Bald with great views at the tower and return via current AT. 10.1 round trip miles, quick seven minute shuttle.

( 4 ) Deep Creek Trail to Martins Gap Trail in Smoky Mountain National Park near Bryson City.

A 12 mile round trip hike by a scenic mountain stream.

( 4 ) Indian Creek Trail to Martins Gap Trail in the Smokies near Bryson City. Hike in and out along a rushing mountain stream for 8.6 miles or return by Sunkota Ridge Trail for more strenuous 11.6 miles.

( 4 ) South Fork / Bent. MacKaye / Pinhoti Trails. This remote area just south of the Cohutta Wilderness features a waterfall and a chance to finally visit the new Pinhoti Trail. 10+ miles.

Larger Clayton Area

 

( 3 ) Bartram Trail from Russell Bridge on Hwy 28 east of Clayton along SC side of the Chatooga

River to Licklog Falls and return for about 8 miles.

( 3 ) Bartram Trail from Russell Bridge on Hwy 28 east of Clayton to Licklog Falls. Return on fisherman trail along SC side of Chatooga River. 7.5 miles.

( 3 ) Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob and return for a 7.6 mile hike.

The last half mile is very steep, but the view from the top is worth the climb.

( 4 ) Sandy Ford Road to Warwoman Dell near Clayton on the Bartram Trail. Trail is constantly undulating with several steep grades and many moderate ones. A 9.4 mile hike.

( 4 ) Osage Mountain Overlook on Hwy. 106 in NC over Scaly Mountain to Jones Gap on the Bartram Trail. 7.2 miles with steep ascents and descents. Shuttle required. Spectacular view..

( 4 ) Rabun Bald, up and down from Beegum Gap, and then to Osage Overlook on Hwy 106 in NC

on the Bartram Trail. 10 miles. Shuttle required

( 4 ) Rabun Bald, Georgia’s second highest mountain. Hike up Rabun Bald and then follow the

the Bartram Trail south. A timed in and out of about 10 miles.

( 3 ) Black Rock Mountain State Park near Clayton. We’ll hike the James E. Edmonds Backcountry loop trail for 7.2 moderate to strenuous miles. State Park parking pass or $2.

( 4 ) Black Rock Mountain State Park near Clayton. We’ll hike the James E. Edmonds Loop Trail for 7.2 moderate to strenuous miles. Then the Tennessee Rock Trail for 2.2 moderate miles.

State park pass or $ 2

( 3 ) Ellicot Rock Wilderness. Hike East Fork and Chatooga River Trails from Walhalla Fish

Hatchery to historic Ellicott Rock at junction of NC, SC and GA. 8.4 miles round trip..

( 3 ) Panther Creek Falls Trail. A 7 mile round trip hike to spectacular waterfall off Hwy 44l south of Clayton. Some very difficult footing due to erosion. Rare spring wildflowers.

( 1 ) Tallulah Gorge State Park near Clayton. Trip to Visitor Center with interpretative video show. Hike North and South Rim Trails for 2+ miles. State Park parking pass or $4.

Neels Gap to Dicks Creek Gap

(AT, Unicoi,….)

( 2 ) Neels Gap to Levelland Mountain on the AT. A 3 mile moderate round trip hike with a nice

view from the top of Levelland Mountain.

( 3 ) Neels Gap to Woods Hole Shelter on the AT. Return by Freeman and Byron Herbert Reece Trails to parking area on Hwy 129. 7.5 miles. Short shuttle. FS parking pass or $2.

( 2 ) Key exchange hike. One half of the group starts at Neels Gap and goes to Testnatee Gap; the other half starts at Testnatee and goes to Neels. Meet for lunch and trade keys! 5.5 miles.

( 2 ) Testnatee Gap on the Richard Russell Highway to Whitley Gap Shelter and return. This is a 4 mile round trip hike with magnificent views from the ridgetop.

( 3 ) Testnatee Gap to Levelland Mountain on the AT and return. This 7.6 mile hike has spectacular views from Cowrock, Wolf Laurel Top and Levelland Mountains

( 1 ) Hogpen Gap on the Richard Russell Highway to Whitley Gap Shelter. This 3 mile round trip

hike crosses several rock outcrops with outstanding winter views.

( 1 ) Hogpen Gap on the Richard Russell Highway. Hike the AT north toward Low Gap for

approximately 3 miles in and out.

( 3 ) Hogpen Gap on the Richard Russel Hwy. to Low Gap Shelter and return. This is a

moderate 8.4 mile hike on the AT.

( 4 ) Hogpen Gap to Chattahoochee Gap on the AT. Then down to Jacks Gap on the Jacks Knob Trail for 11.6 miles of strenuous hiking.

( 1 ) Unicoi Lake Trail. Hike easy loop across the dam and around the lake for 2.4 miles. Lunch at Lodge (bring your own or eat in dining room). State Park Pass or $2.

( 2 ) Helen to Unicoi State Park Lodge and return. An easy and scenic 5.6 mile round trip hike.

Lunch at Lodge (bring your own or eat in dining room). A club favorite.

( 2 ) Unicoi Gap to Indian Grave Gap on the AT and return on the Rocky Mountain Trail. A 5.5 mile loop hike with 1,000 ft. elevation gain going and 500 ft. returning.

( 3 ) Unicoi Gap to Chattahoochee Gap and return on the AT. This hike is 8.8 miles

with some rough, rocky footing. Side trip to Blue Mountain Shelter.

( 4 ) Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain on the AT. This is a strenuous 10.4 mile round trip

hike with elevation gain 2,400 feet going and 900 feet returning.

( 4 ) Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain on the AT with return on the Rocky Mountain Trail. A 10.4 mile

strenuous hike. Elevation gain is 2,400 ft. going and 900 ft. returning. Nice view from Tray Mountain.

( 4 ) Andrews Cove to Tray Mountain via the Andrews Cove Trail and AT. 9 miles round trip.

2,300 ft. elevation gain. 360 degree view from the summit.

( 4 ) Unicoi Gap to High Shoals Falls via the AT, Rocky Mountain Trail, FS 283 and High Shoals Trail. This is a 9.6 mile round trip hike to see two beautiful waterfalls.

( 3 ) Addis Gap over Kelly Knob on the AT to Deep Gap Shelter and return on Forest Service road. 7 miles. Trail climbs 1,000 ft. in 1.1 miles. Side trip to spectacular waterfall.

( 3 ) Dicks Creek Gap south on the AT to Deep Gap Shelter and return for 7.6 miles. Elevation

gain 1,200 feet. Nice scenic viewpoint. Golden Age Passport or $2.

( 3 ) Dicks Creek Gap south on the AT to Deep Gap Shelter and return for 7.6 miles or to Addis Gap and return for 10.6 miles. FS parking pass or $2.

( 4 ) Dicks Creek Gap south on the AT to Deep Gap Shelter and return for 7.6 miles or continue to

Kelly Knob and return by way of Deep Gap Shelter for 9 miles. FS parking pass or $2.

( 4 ) Addis Gap to Tray Mountain on the AT. This is a 13 mile round trip hike with lots of short

ups and downs and one long, steep climb up Tray Mountain.

Springer Mountain to Neels Gap

(AT, BMK, Coosa, Duncan Ridge,……)

 

( 2 ) Springer Mountain Area. Long Creek Falls. Climb southern terminus of AT, then have lunch at scenic waterfall. Long , but beautiful drive with 3.4 miles easy to moderate hiking.

( 2 ) From Three Forks along scenic Long Creek for 90 minutes and then return. Hiking on the AT and Benton MacKaye Trail. Side trip to Long Creek Falls. Trail is easy to moderate

( 4 ) Three Forks to Hwy 60 on the Benton Mackaye Trail. This 11.5 mile hike crosses the Toccoa River on long suspension bridge. Long shuttle.

( 4 ) Three Forks to Hightower Gap on the AT and return. Lunch at Hawk Mountain shelter. An 8 mile hike with 800 ft. elevation change.

( 4 ) Three Forks to Springer Mountain on the AT and return on the Benton Mackaye Trail. 10 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking. Lunch on Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the AT.

( 3 ) Woody Gap to Old Gooch Gap Shelter on the AT. 7.8 miles round trip. A moderate hike with

two nice viewpoints. Forest Service parking pass or $2.

( 4 ) Woody Gap to Neels Gap on the AT. 10.7 miles of ascending and descending including climbs

over Big Cedar and Blood Mountains. Shuttle required.

( 4 ) Woody Gap to Lake Winfield Scott via the AT and either the Jarrard Gap Trail for 6.4 miles or the Slaughter Creek Trail for 10 miles. Shuttle required. Forest Service parking fee at both areas.

( 4 ) Cooper Gap to Woody Gap on the AT. This 8.4 mile hike has lots of ascents and descents.

Several of them are steep. Shuttle required.

( 4 ) Gooch Gap to Cooper Gap on the AT and return. A moderate to strenuous hike of 9.6 miles.

This section of the AT has a new shelter and recently rerouted section of trail.

( 3 ) Dockery Lake to AT and return. A 6.8 mile hike. Elevation gain 1,000 ft. going, 600 ft. returning. Trail noted for wild azaleas and Carolina silverbells. Optional wildflower walk in Sosebee Cove.

( 1 ) Byron Herbert Reece Trail to Flat Rock Gap. This 2 mile round trip hike is entirely within

Blood Mountain Wilderness Area. 400 foot elevation change.

( 2 ) Blood Mountain via the Byron Herbert Reece Trail and AT. A 5 mile round trip hike with 1,400 ft. elevation change. Splendid views from the top. FS parking pass or $2.

( 3 ) Byron Herbert Reece and Freeman Trails with return over Blood Mountain on the AT for a 6.5 mile loop hike. Elevation gain 1,400 feet. Rough, rocky footing. Golden Age Passport or $2.

( 3 ) Freeman Trail with return over Blood Mountain on the AT for a 6.7 mile loop hike.

Elevation gain 1,400 feet. Rough, rocky footing.

( 2 ) Lake Winfield Scott-Jarrard Gap- Slaughter Gap loop. This is a pleasant 6 mile hike with

moderate ascents and descents. FS parking pass or $3.

( 4 ) Lake Winfield Scott- Slaughter Gap-Jarrard Gap loop with lunch at Woods Hole Shelter. A

moderate 7 mile hike. Option to climb Blood Mountain for additional 2 miles.

( 4 ) Lake Winfield Scott over Blood Mountain to Wolfpen Gap on Hwy 180 via the Jarrard Gap, Freeman Loop, AT and Duncan Ridge Trails. 8.5 miles with 1,500 ft. elevation change. Shuttle required.

( 2 ) Bear Hair Trail in Vogel State Park. About 4 miles with some moderate to steep climbs.

Bring hiking sticks and State Park pass or $2.

( 2 ) Coosa Backcountry Trail from Burnett Gap to Wolf Creek Road. This is an easy to moderate

4.6 mile round trip hike.

( 4 ) Vogel State Park to Blood Mountain on the Coosa Backcountry Trail and AT, then down to Byron Reece parking area. Strenuous hike with 2,200 ft. ascent and 1,200 ft. descent. 6 miles. Short shuttle.

( 4 ) Coosa Backcountry Trail from Wolf Creek Road to Wolfpen Gap. Strenuous hike with 2,500 ft. el. gain and 2,100 ft. el. loss. 7.2 miles. Short shuttle.

( 4 ) Mulky Gap to Wolfpen Gap on the Duncan Ridge Trail. This is 7.8 miles on Georgia’s most

challenging long trail. Ascents are strenuous; descents are steep. Long shuttle.

( 4 ) Duncan Ridge Trail from Mulky Gap to Sarvis Gap and return. An 8.2 mile strenuous hike.

This is one of the trails that our club maintains. Excellent winter views.

( 4 ) Duncan Ridge Trail from Mulky Gap to Fish Gap for 6 miles round trip or to Sarvis Gap

for 8.2 miles round trip. This section has some moderate to strenuous ascents and descents.

( 3 ) Big Tree/Yellow Mountain Trails. Separate Trails near each other in Cooper Creek Scenic area. Each has very modest uphills. (Great Summer Hike).

One has the largest tree in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

( 1 ) Coleman River Trail. One of the prettiest trails in North Georgia featuring cascades, old growth forest and huge boulders. This 2 mile round trip hike is rated moderate.

( 1 ) Yellow Mountain Gap. A 3 mile loop on old logging roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest

Easy to moderate.

Standing Indian Area, Wayah Bald Area

( 4 ) Up the Bearpen Trail in the Standing Indian Area. Right on the AT to Mooney Gap. Then left on FS Road 83 to Pickens Nose Trail for some outstanding views. This is a 10.4 mile round trip hike.

( 4 ) Up the Bearpen Trail in the Standing Indian Area. to the AT. North on AT over Albert Mountain to Glassmine Gap. Then down the Long Branch Trail. An 8.2 mile hike with some steep climbing.

( 3 ) Beech Gap to AT to Timber Ridge Trail in the Standing Indian area. This is an 8.3 mile modest to strenuous hike

( 4 ) Beech Gap Trail to AT to the top of Standing Indian Mountain, then down

the Lower Ridge Trail to the Back Country Information Center. 10 mile strenuous hike. Shuttle required.

( 4 ) Blue Ridge Gap in GA to Deep Gap in NC on the AT. An 11 mile strenuous hike. Requires a long shuttle arrangement.

(2 ) 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 in the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area.

( 2 ) Deep Gap south on old and new AT. See aircraft crash site and Raven Cliffs. This is a moderate round trip hike of 6.5 miles. ( 2+ )

( 3 ) Deep Gap to Muskrat Shelter on the AT. 8 miles round trip.

Possible side trip to Ravenrock Ridge for outstanding cliff view.

( 2 ) Kimsey Creek Trail. Hike beside a beautiful stream for about 5 miles in and out.

( 3 ) Kimsey Creek Trail from Back Country Information Center to Deep Gap and return

A moderate hike of 7.4 miles.

( 4 ) Up the Kimsey Creek Trail to Deep Gap. North on the AT to Standing Indian Mountain for a spectacular view. Return on Lower Ridge Trail for a total of 10.1 miles.

( 3 ) Long Branch Trail to AT to Winding Stair Gap. This 8.2 mile moderate hike begins at the Back Country Information Center. Shuttle required.

( 3 ) Mooney Gap to Timber Ridge Trail. 5 miles on the AT plus 2.5 on the Timber Ridge for a total of 7.5 miles. Optional 1.2 miles to Big Laurel Falls. Shuttle required.

( 4 ) Mooney Gap to Carter Gap Shelter on the AT for a 9.2 mile round trip hike. Optional l.5 mile side trip to Pickens Nose.

( 2 ) Park Creek Trail with crossover to Park Ridge Trail. 5 miles with some stream crossings.

A favorite spring hike because of beautiful wildflower display.

( 4 ) Park Creek Trail and Park Ridge Trail loop for a 9 mile hike.

Several stream crossings and lots of ups and downs.

( 2 ) Rock Gap to the Back Country Information Center via the AT

and Long Branch Trail. 4.6 miles. Short shuttle required.

( 3 ) Rock Gap toward Albert Mountain on the AT. Down on Long Branch Trail to Backcountry Info. Center. A moderate 4.6 mile hike.

( 4 ) Rock Gap to Albert Mountain and return on the AT. 12 mile round trip Lunch on the summit

( 3 ) Timber Ridge Trail to AT to Beech Gap Trail. This is a moderate 8.3 mile loop hike.

( 3 ) Wayah Crest to Wayah Bald on the AT. Trail climbs from 4,188 ft. at Wayah Crest to 5,342 ft. at observation tower with some ups and downs in between. 8.4 miles round trip.

( 2 ) Wayah Bald (5,342 ft.) to Wayah Gap (4,180 ft.) on the AT. This is 4.2 miles mostly downhill.

Spectacular view from observation tower atop Wayah Bald.

( 2 ) Wayah Gap to Siler Bald on the AT. The trail climbs 1,000 feet in l.9 miles, but the view from

top is well worth the effort. A 3.8 mile round trip hike.

( 4 ) Wayah Bald (el. 5,342 ft.) to Burningtown Gap (el. 4,236 ft.) on the AT. 9 miles round trip.

View mountains from Georgia to the Great Smokies from observation tower on Wayah.

( 2 ) Winding Stair Gap to Rock Gap. A 3.7 mile moderate hike on the AT with optional trip to

Big Tree (Wasilik Poplar) for a 1.4 mile round trip.

( 3 ) Winding Stair Gap to Glassmine Gap on the AT. Then down the Long Branch Trail

to the Back Country Information Center. 8.2 mile moderate hike. Short shuttle.

( 3 ) Winding Stair Gap to Siler Bald on the AT. Return by Siler Bald Shelter. A 9.4 mile

hike with 1,400 ft elevation change. Outstanding view from the top of the bald.

Waterfall Hikes

( 2 ) Clear Creek Trail and Benton Falls near the Ocoee River Gorge in TN. This 5 mile

hike may be a key-exchange hike.

( 1 ) Desoto Falls. An easy to moderate hike to see two scenic waterfalls. The round trip

distance is 1.9 miles.

( 1 ) Dukes Creek Falls on the Richard Russell Scenic Highway. Hike 2.2 miles round trip

to the 250 ft. cascading falls. Elevation change is 360 feet.

( 2 ) Dukes Creek Falls and Smithgall Woods. Hike 2.2 miles round trip to the 250 ft. cascade. Have

lunch at Smithgall Woods and then hike the 1.5 mile Laurel Ridge Interpretive Trail.

( 1 ) Helton Creek Falls. Side trip down FS road for a short hike, then relax by beautiful, cool Helton

Creek Falls. 1.5 miles.

( 1 ) High Shoals Falls. A 2.5 mile round trip hike to view two beautiful waterfalls. This hike is

rated moderate due to some climbing and descending.

(1 ) Horse Trough Falls. Short hike to viewing platform for waterfall. Then hike scenic side trails

along two creeks that are the headwaters of the Chattahoochee for a total of about 2 miles.

( 1 ) Moccasin Creek Trail. A scenic 2-3 mile hike along a creek with several

waterfalls.

( 2 ) 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.

( 2 ) Smith Creek Trail from Ana Ruby Falls to Unicoi State Park with shuttle. 5 miles. Stream crossing and some rough, rocky footing. Parking fee for Forest Service and State Park.

( 3 ) Summer Waterfalls Hike. We’ll hike first to 250 ft. Dukes Creek Falls for an easy 2.2 miles. Then on to Raven Cliff Falls where we’ll have lunch at the base of the cliffs. A total of 7.2 delightful miles.

( 4 ) Smith Creek Trail from Unicoi State Park to Ana Ruby Falls and return. A 10 mile moderate hike with lunch at the falls. State Park parking pass or $2.

( 2 ) 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.