Blood Mountain and Freeman Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Blairsville: Take US 19 and 129 south for 12 miles. Turn right into the Byron Herbert Reece Memorial and continue to the parking lot on the left.
Pretty and heat pounding hike. Watch the clouds...if they're low it's better to wait for a clear day or one with high clouds bc the fog will block the amazing views. People - stop leaving your trash on the trail. Yes, including orange peels! They aren't as biodegradable and natural as you think, as they don't belong in this ecosystem and attract unwanted visitors.
Beautiful trail year round
The hike up was amazing and the views were even more amazing!!
We went in on a dreary, foggy day and there was absolutely no view. That is the only reason I am giving it a 4 instead of 5... We will be back on a sunny day to take in the views! My kids loved the boulders and mud puddles!!
a must do hike. pretty crowded at peak season and weekends. my favorite time to hike is winter, clear, long range views. even if snowing, just be super careful on ice. I tumbled a couple of times, no injuries. be sure to visit Mountain Crossing Outfitters, great store, good people, with much experience and knowledge.
Loved the views and friendly people.
Very much enjoyed this nearby (to Atl) hike and peek into the AT! Great experience. Though freeman trail had another name on a map which caused confusion on the return!
Boots are a must on this trail, especially the freeman trail route. Some of the best views in N. Georgia
Amazing views and a great trail. The parking lot was full by 10am, but there is additional parking a half mile down the mountain or along the side of the road. The trail starts fairly steep and lots of switchbacks. When we came to the first intersection, we took the trail all the way to the right to the first peak where we had lunch, continue a little further for additional peaks and to the shelter. The rest of the loop was less crowded, and we almost missed the turn off. The sign isn't super noticable, but there was someone who had set up camp across from it so we stopped to chat with them. There are lots of rocks to climb over on the second part of the loop. Overall a great tough hike. I would recommend hiking boots, but can easily be done in tennis shoes.
One of the best in Georgia.
Fun and challenging.
Great hike recommended for anyone who wants a nice challenge
a little crowded but unbelievable views and the 6 mile loop is an awesome trail to hike.
Loved the physical and mental challenge. Tough trail but the view makes it well worth the work