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Appalachian Trail
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Trail Length: 75.4 miles Type of trail: Point to Point
County: White County, GA, Union County, GA, Towns County, GA, Rabun County, GA, Fannin County, GA, Dawson County, GA Our rating: Moderate
Features: historic, AT Your rating:
Usage: Medium Added on: October 18, 2015
Last hiked: June 04, 2015 Updated on: January 10, 2016
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Appalachian Trail

To some people it is simply known as "The Trail," while others call it the 'First Trail,' although Benton MacKaye modeled it after the Long Trail through the Green Mountains of Vermont. In 2010 the Appalachian Trail stretched 2,179.1 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin, in Maine. Today, about 2 miles have been added, most by re-routing the AT around heavily used areas.

In Georgia the Appalachian Trail runs from Springer to Bly Gap.

Appalachian Trail Resources on Georgia Trails

Appalachian Trail in Georgia
Georgia Appalachian Trail Sections and Access
AT Springer Mountain to Woody Gap
AT Woody Gap to Neels Gap
AT Neels Gap to Hogpen Gap
AT Hogpen Gap to Unicoi Gap
AT Unicoi Gap to Dick Creek Gap
AT Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap

How do I get to the Appalachian Trail?

In Georgia, hikers should use the long term parking area at Amicalola Falls, then face a 8.1 moderate-to-difficult hike though the Amicalola River watershed to the southern terminus on Springer Mountain. The trail can also be accessed at these points throughout North Georgia:

What will I see on the hike?

Breath-taking scenery, even on the Approach Trail from Amicalola Falls. Springer Mountain, Preachers Rock, Blood Mountain, Trey Mountain and the view from Bly Gap as you leave Georgia are probably the most famous views. As for other things you will see on the trail:

The historic shelter on Blood Mountain, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
Mountain Crossings, the only store on the Appalachian Trail (in Neel's Gap)
Logan Turnpike at Tesnatee Gap - this 200 year-old, two-mile toll road allowed farmers in North Georgia to take crops to the railhead in Gainesville, Georga.


What about animals?

Small animals abound throughout the Georgia section. As for larger animals, deer, bear, grouse, wild turkey, and rattlesnakes can be expected. In spite of these creatures the real problem is with mice trying to or getting into your pack.



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