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Should be higher than moderate

If anyone knows who the Boy Scout troop on Springer Mnt was yesterday (Feb 24, 2018) please contact me ASAP at email yirkl@yahoo.com

These guys assisted local EMS on an unfortunate event that happened on Springer and need to be recognized. Thanks to anyone that can help with this!

28 days ago

The trail itself is very nice, good grounds for exploring and getting a little solitude! I knock it two whole stars due to the extreme difficulty the road leading to the trail head in Suches, GA provides for any car that isn't a tricked out Jeep Wrangler. The drive in from the road to the trail head is probably a little over a mile, yet took me over an hour altogether to get in and out. I'd never been more grateful for a little even pavement after that!

28 days ago

finally a nice day with no rain! The trail was wet but not muddy.
started off with Slaughter Creek Trail, (following the creek was nice) Had some views through the trees from the Appalachian Trail, had the leaves bloomed, there would not have been any. Watch your blazes, easy enough to go down the "unknown trail."
Also, F.Y.I. there is a $5 registration fee.

Tough yes but, totally worth it for the views and the breathtaking scenery.

Nice trail. Well marked, clean and easy to follow. Couple of views from Springer Mountain summit and a few along the way. Long Creek Falls is a good side trip just a mile up the trail from the service road trailhead.

Hiked this section of the AT at the beginning of last April. Due to my line of work, I am unable to take off an extended amount of time to allow me to thru-hike.. so I’m forced to section hike it. They claim that this is the toughest part of the Appalachian Trail. I’m not so sure about all of that, but it is rather tough in certain spots. A lot of elevation gain/loss in a short distance, but the rewards (views) are so worth it. 10/10.. after I have completed the whole trail, I’d love to do Georgia again. I like to day-hike portions of it. Preachers Rock and Blood Mountain to Neels Gap are awesome day hikes.

Terrific trail. Probably crowded when it’s not winter because it’s easy. Most anyone can do it imo.

3 months ago

This should actually be called slaughter creek/Appalachian trail/jarrard loop as the jarrard section is the shortest and the least scenic. its a great hike and you get to say you hiked the Appalachian trail, albeit for about a mile and a half.

Hiked with a small group. It was a great hike with a couple of good stopping points with a view. Truly a moderate hike.

Hiked 6 miles from Long Creek Falls with a small group. It was a great hike. The view was non existent with the trees, it was uphill the whole way and most difficult as you get closer to the end. The reason to go is to check off the beginning of the AT Trail. Once was enough but a good hike.

4 months ago

Good trail for first time hikers. Plenty of water and campsites. Also has the option to head up to the Blood Mountain Shelter. Seems to be moderate to heavy hiking traffic with sites filling up in the fall.

It was good experience ...

Gnarly simple trail lots of hill and camp sites not much water

Gnarly simple trail lots of hill and camp sites not much water

on Toccoa River Trail

5 months ago

Definitely a moderate trail. Lots of debris on trail after the remnants of hurricane Irma blew through.

This trail isn't moderate, it's very easy.

Nice, easy trail. Well maintained.

Nice hike the hill is gradual. This trail goes out to the Toccoa suspension bridge.

Hiked here a few weeks ago, another or many many hikes on Springer. Highly recommend this section for almost any hiker as its not too strenuous.

Recommend leaving early in the am if not staying at the inn. As it was a rainy day I lucked out in walking with hardly any one else on the trial. Going to the inn I used the Hike in path. As a single hiker and depending on the time you get on the trail recommend registering with the visitor center. on the return I took the Blue Trail or Appalachian approach Trail which was more difficult and mostly downhill. Well marked trail.

nice hike. trail is marked good.

7 months ago

An awesome place to visit. Hope to return soon. Give yourself a full day because there is a lot of exploring to be done. Did not encounter a lot of people and the few we did were very friendly

John Young, are you still looking for hikers for this trip? I tried to email you.

Fairly easy trail... enough to keep it interesting. I agree with other hikers the view at the peak would be better in the winter. Vegetation obstructs most of the view.

Sept 28 looking for folks doing the same. Unsure of this site but trying. Springer to nc border trip. I live in florida. Contact me at johnyoung063@gmail.com

Looking at doing section springer to nc on seat 27 and hope to do 7 days any takers?

Good summertime views from Wolf Laurel, Cowrock, and Wildcat. Pump filter would be better than a Sawyer for this ridge line hike.

A very nice section of the Georgia trail. No views but you won't mind since you actually get some extended flat sections.

I plan on hiking from Springer to the NC border stating on Sept 13, 2017. I have 10 days to see if I can make it. If not, I will stop at Dicks Creek Gap. Anyone else? Chrisd224@comcast.net

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