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MHH Hike Data Base

Here you will find a description of most of the Hikes MHH does in the local tri-state area.  The data base is directly below,  further down are the same hikes divided up into locations.  Some of these hikes have trail and profile maps located on the Maps page

Hikes by Location

  Brasstown Bald Area 


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


( 2 ) Jacks Gap to Brasstown Bald on the Jacks Knob  Trail. This hikehas several moderate to strenuous grades. 


( 2 ) Wagon Train Trail from Brasstown Bald parking lot  to Young Harris College. This is a 6.5 mile hike, but it’s all down hill.


( 2 ) Wagon Train Trail from Brasstown Bald parking lot  down and back for about 4 miles

round trip. Outstanding views.


( 2 ) 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 ) Jacks Gap to Brasstown Bald on the Jacks Knob and Summit Trails. This 6  mile round trip hike climbs 1800 feet to the top of Georgia’s highest peak.


( 4 ) Arkaquah Trail from Trackrock Gap to Brasstown  Bald parking lot, then down to Jacks Gap for a total of 7.8 miles of strenuous  hiking. Trail ascends 2,100 feet and descends 1,400 feet. Spectacular views.


( 4 ) Jacks Gap to Chattahoochee Gap on the Jacks Knob  Trail. Then left on the AT to Blue Mountain Shelter and return. A strenuous 8.4  mile hike.


( 4 ) Jacks Gap to Brasstown Bald parking lot on the  Jacks Knob Trail. Then down the Wagon Train Trail to Young Harris College. 9 miles. Optional side trip to Brasstown  Bald tower.


( 4 ) Wagon Train Trail from Young Harris College to  Brasstown Bald parking lot and return for a 13+ mile hike. Trail follows the abandoned bed of an old road through the  Brasstown Wilderness.

  

Benton McKaye Trail


( 2 ) Benton MacKaye Trail from Hwy. 60 across Toonowee Mountain to the  Toccoa River suspension bridge and return on FS 816 for a round trip of about  6.5 miles.


( 3 ) Benton MacKaye Trail from Hwy. 60 across Toonowee Mountain to the  suspension bridge and return for 6 to 7 miles round trip. Elevation change 800  ft.


( 3 ) Benton MacKaye Trail from Highway 60 across Licklog Mountain to Skeenah  Gap. A 5.6 mile hike with 1,800 foot elevation change in first 3.2 miles. Short shuttle  required.


( 3 ) Benton MacKaye Trail from Wilscot Gap to Shallowford Bridge for 7.5  miles. Trail ascends steeply at first, then ascends and descends moderately over  several mountains before ending at Toccoa River


( 3 ) 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.


( 3 ) Benton MacKaye Trail from Bushy Head Gap, west of Blue Ridge, in and  out for 7.6 miles.  A moderate hike with 1,000 ft. elevation change..


( 3 ) Benton MacKaye and Jacks River Trails in the Cohutta Wilderness. 8 mile  moderate hike through forest of hemlocks and rhododendrons. Lunch by the river.


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. Optionto 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 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 downthe 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 israted moderate due to some climbing and descending.


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