Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to North Carolina Border

HARD 13 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to North Carolina Border is a 76.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Blue Ridge, GA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

76.3 miles 21988 feet Point to Point

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Georgia section of AT. From Springer Mt. to the NC border.

backpacking
1 month ago

i am planning on doing the section with a friend. We are going to park cars at each end of this section. Where would we park at on the North Carolina side of this trail?

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! Hiked 115 miles in 5.25 days! Wife and I did a section, we hiked hard and fast.

3 months ago

Amazing views, but very hard terrain. Be prepared for a lot of up and downs.

6 months ago

Gorgeous! Many nice places to make camp

backpacking
6 months ago

great

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, started in springer mountain all the way to neel' Gap passed Blood mountain. Amazing view, grate camp sites and unfortunately didn't see any Bear :) for fully loaded backpackers, some parts were hard the rest was moderate. Great trail!

7 months ago

Actually being on the AT for a Thru-hike, I remember the nerves ran high and the miles melted under my feet. Crossing the 35 mile mark was a high point in and of itself as I never had hiked that far in one journey. The hill going up into NC was the first of the climbs I'd remember.

9 months ago

Awesome trail, completed in May 2015. Weather was great, not too hot and only a little rain. Trail was busier over the Memorial Day weekend for sure but still not bad.

hiking
1 year ago

Had a great time though I had to break the hike into three visits which when totaled took 6 days. Living in Florida I look at any opportunity to hike in a cooler climate. Because I hiked in the spring the views were great. There were some areas that were challenging but overall it was enjoyable. I shot video of my hike. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hiker63/1029737840375196

hiking
1 year ago

I just finished this in June 2015. Took me 6 days to reach the border, and another half day to get to my car near Standing Indian campground. I averaged 14 miles per day, with the longest day between Blue Mountain and Deep Gap shelter at 16 miles. The weather wasn't terribly hot, there were only a couple thunderstorms, but the rattlesnakes were out in abundance. Definitely keep a strong eye out for snakes if you go during mid to late June/July.

This stretch is a lot more strenuous than one might anticipate, but apparently not nearly as bad as the AT further north. Great hike, and I plan to hike the "sister" of this section next year: Maine's Hundred Mile Wilderness through to Katahdin.

hiking
1 year ago

Have hiked all of the AT Approach Trail, beginning at Amicalola State Park to Neels gap. will complete the rest of the AT in GA in may 2015. Great views and camping along the way.

camping
3 years ago

I did this hike over 6 days with a couple of friends in March, 2013. This is part of the AT. As such, it is a VERY busy trail in March. It was a lot of fun, but I'd describe it as a social trail, rather than as a wilderness experience. There were a few places with views - Blood Mountain and a couple others. And it was a generally 'easy' hike. We started at about 8 miles a day, and finished doing 13 - 15. We stopped at the last road crossing before NC. Nevertheless, the weather in March was the right time to do this - though we did get a bunch of sleet one night.