Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Blood Mountain Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail and view. we took our dog and she enjoyed it too. I would suggest getting there early if you plan on hiking during a nice weekend day as the parking area was full by 1130am yesterday.

great trail, beautiful view, moderate level

Pleasant afternoon hike for Wife and I to Preachers Rock (approx 1 Mile to rock). Great views along they way, particularly from top of rock. Will do this one again! Moderate to Easy.

Was a great short hike for the family. Youngest being seven years old. Nice trail, great views and not crowded on a weekday in February.

Such a beautiful view at Preachers Rock! When you first come up to the trail you can go left of right... no idea where left goes, but right goes up to Preachers Rock so if that’s where you’re trying to go, take the trail to the right!

Awesome trail. Moderate is a good description. There were a couple of steep sections but overall it was very steady. Halfway into the hike you get to a bit of rocky trails which are a lot of fun. When you get to the top don’t stop until you get to the blood mountain shelter, it’s worth it to see it. Overall great hike. It would be a great hike for kids as well 7-8+.

Absolutely stunning views at Preachers Rock

5 months ago

Easy hike. I used this trail to connect from Coosa Back Country to Duncan and over to the AT

Perfect hike with a huge pay off at the summit. Perfect for beginners and a must do for the seasoned hiker.

Just finished a 4 day backpacking trip from Three Forks to Blood mountain. Low temp was 18 and high of 54. Mornings were cool and had to shed layers after starting each day. We saw several day hikers but not too many on our last night. No bears were seen. Bear box is at campsite Woods hole. It's about .25 mile off the AT but there is a privy and a cool 3 sided shelter and a small water source. Blood Mountain was a great view but the down hill to Neels gap was a lot of stone steps.
Good luck & Happy Trails!

Spectacular view from Preachers Rock!!!! Would love to go back at peak fall color next year.

Great trail with a moderate incline in the middle. Preachers Rock view is well worth the hike

Super easy trail with an excellent view. The view will only get better as fall arrives.

equipment ...Osprey day pack, trekking poles and plenty of water.

Hiked up yesterday morning since I was on the way to Trailfest in Dahlonega. The weather was perfect and the views were breathtaking, just as I remember them from last time I was there about 8 years ago. Met a lot of friendly people, some that I seen again later at the festival! If you've never been to Trailfest, you should make it a point to go next year. Good times!! Last night decided to go back up to Woody Gap and camp for the night. Very busy spot. Happy hiking everyone!!!✌️

Fantastic Views. Wonderful Hike. Continued past Preachers Rock to Blue Blazed side trail to overlook camp site for another view just as amazing. Will continue on to Blood Mountain next time. Get there early, parking is at a premium. Thins out considerably past Preachers Rock.

Awesome hike! First half mile or so is very easy and relatively flat on a good beaten down path, then it starts to get pretty steep with several moderate parts that are more strenuous. I'd rate this overall on the very low side of moderate. The view at Preacher's Rock is absolutely incredible and one of the best I've ever seen-- only 0.9 miles to Preachers from the beginning of this trailhead. You can then go up another mile or so for another beautiful overlook. Saw a few bear tracks but thankfully no bears. Passes 6 or 7 other hikers on a weekday morning. Very enjoyable hike!

We loved this hike on the AT. Beautiful view at Preacher's Rock, easy to moderate walk, great place for parking. We will definitely do it again, only next time we will hike all the way to Blood Mtn.

Ridiculously hard with a 30 lb pack. Reward: top of blood mountain.

Caught this on an overnight to Neel's Gap. Great view.

Did it in the rain and the view was cloudy but definitely worth it

Beautiful view! Great hike for a good short cardio workout. Definitely will go again on a less cloudy day!

A couple of good exposed rock vista's along and just below the Ridge 1.5m up the Ap. Trail. Trail head on hwy. 60 has facilities and parking.

Fantastic view from Preachers Rock!

Beautiful views!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Possibly the best view in Georgia! Well worth the hike for amazing views of the North Georgia Mountains.

The view from Preacher's Rock is definitely worth seeing. It's a bit steep in the middle, but there were people hiking from all age groups and fitness levels with a fair amount of ease.

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