Best Trails near Ellijay, Georgia

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on Bear Creek Trail
24 days ago

Beautiful but I would rate the hike as a black skiing mountain! Trail not well marked. Got lost and ended up hiking a total of 11.4 miles. Some very steep inclines. Not for kids unless you want to end up carrying them or shooting yourself from the whining.

on Bear Creek
1 month ago

hiking

on Three Forks Loop Trail
1 month ago

backpacking

Awesome! Great for the kids!

on Bear Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Well, me and my uncle decided to go for a hike to Bear Creek Trail. While hiking the trail we heard loud screams. Thinking nothing of it we kept moving until we got to the Gennett Poplar Tree. While looking at the tree that we came here to see, I started taking pictures while not noticing that there was something up in the tree. Walking down to the tree I started to read sketching sick people wrote into the tree. Examining the beauty of the tree, as I looked up I saw a baby bear cub up on one of the limbs. Usually meaning the mama was really close by. While this bear was looking into my soul, I instantly took off. Keeping in mind that it would have taken the bear a few minutes to get down that tree. Let's just say we hightailed it out of there! We now understand why it is called bear Creek Trail. LOL!

on Springer Mountain Trail
1 month ago

hiking

on Tumbling Waters Trail
2 months ago

hiking

I'm glad I had directions from this app, because there are not many signs. Never saw anything saying Tumbling Waters Trail; just Ridgeway Park at Carters Lake.
Nice easy walk, but watch your step from all the rocks sticking up from the ground. The bridge, at lower falls, is really cool. Then once over the bridge, it's another short walk to get to the overlook, and upper falls. On this side of bridge is where you can walk down to water. Before you cross the bridge, you will see a sign 'to overlook'. This is a higher overlook with limited visibility, due to the trees and you can't access waters edge from this side.
One last thing: be careful of tics. I brought my Labrador with me and when I stopped on bridge, to take a picture, I noticed a tic on her neck. Once I looked her over, I pulled off another 4-5.

on Springer Mountain Trail
2 months ago

hiking

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

on Springer Mountain Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Fun hike. Missed the trail intersection and double backed.

on len foote hike inn
3 months ago

hiking

What a fun hike and a great overnight experience at The Hike Inn! The hike was a little more challenging than I would have guessed it to be, fairly steep hike to The Inn. Lots of fun to do with a group, I will definitely undertake the full experience again!

on Springer Mountain Loop Tr...
3 months ago

hiking

good loop don't miss the turn getting back on the AT

on Springer Mountain Trail
3 months ago

hiking

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

on Bear Creek Trail
4 months ago

Bear Creek Trail is a seven mile loop trail located in North Georgia. The trail features some interesting scenery, such as Bear Creek, countless stream crossings and the giant poplar tree.

The trail itself is not particularly exciting on the second half of the loop, but the first section is quite lovely as it follows the creek closely. The second half of the loop is essentially a fire or service road and is not particularly exciting. A few views along the way of the valleys below make this section bearable (get it?).

Mountain bikers love this trail, which is fine, but I always prefer to hike without the fear of being runover in the middle of a blind curve. This almost happened to my group twice on our hike.

I will likely not return. It's a fine trail, well-maintained and clean. But it's not what I want from a day's hike.

on len foote hike inn
4 months ago

hiking

We just did this for the 2nd time & enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around (since we avoided the rain this year). For those w/kids, I have a 10 yr old Son & 13 yr old Daughter, we let my Son pace us both ways & made it in a little less than 2 hours both ways. Going up is a little more difficult. That being said, we hike a lot & we carried little. They both had camelbacks & I had a lightweight REI daytrip pack. Well worth the time, trip & cost.

on Bear Creek Trail
4 months ago

Take the Bear Creek Trail to the big Poplar tree. It is a 7 mile loop. Very beautiful. We came in April. Awesome temperature. My dog loved it too! be careful on the streams. I fell walking on a log.

on Springer Mountain Loop Tr...
5 months ago

great little loop trail! as someone said before, pay attention or you could get turned around. I had to check my GPS for my mileage count a couple times to make sure I didn't miss anything. BMT was beautiful! highly recommend and would do it again

on Tumbling Waters Trail
5 months ago

hiking

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike with my wife. Leaves not out yet so you can see terrain really well. Two falls. Fun and relaxing.