Springer Mountain Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

Springer Mountain Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.3 miles 2158 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Blue Ridge: Take GA Hwy. 515 .8 mile east to Windy Ridge Road. Turn right and go .2 mile to the dead end with Old US Hwy. 76. Turn left, go .2 miles to Aska Rd. Turn right and go 13.5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right on Newport Road, go 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Doublehead Gap Road and go 2 miles to Forest Service Road 42 on the left. Turn Left onto Forest Service Road 42, drive 7 miles to the AT crossing and parking area on the left.

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6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

You could drive up the gravel road and proceed for the last mile or two of the top of Springer Mountain. But I would recommend a longer hike at the bottom, as you proceed through the Woods, you will become surrounded by wildlife and the forest is a great feel.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Plenty of water. Great views from Springer Mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

it was exciting to hike for the first time in Georgia. I only had time for a day hike so I just did Appalachian trail to Springer summit and then took the approach trail back to the hike Inn trail...then merged back to the approach trail and returned to the parking lot near Amicalola falls lodge, which by the way was wonderful!! it total the hike was 7 hours because of stopping at the hike Inn and breaks. 7:15 to 2:30 made a nice hike!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Fun trail from three fork you get a beautiful approach along the extended AT. If you go at the right time of year you'll get to meet some through hikers departing or finishing their journey.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

One of my favorites

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

only one Vista on a moderate trail and in bear country!

hiking
9 months ago

Fun hike. Missed the trail intersection and double backed.

hiking
10 months ago

good loop make sure you don't miss the turn on the AT going back south to parking lot

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago