This was a nice moderate 5.3 miler that was definitely an enjoyable hike. The first mile into it was a steady uphill climb. Not strenuous but just relentless. Once on the top, the rest was pretty easy. The weather was cool but sunny. Truly a great day to be on the trails. Although there were the ever present bear warnings, we didn't see anything but a couple of squirrels. The scenic views were very nice.

This is a great hike and has some challenging inclines. Overall beautiful hike!

Great 5-Miler AT Loop if you want to get your heart rate up. Ample parking. Clearly marked. Steep ascent for first section. You’ll come to a fork (blue blaze Rocky Mtn trail to left), keep right to stay on AT and follow it down to a gravel road. Hang a left on the road to follow blue blaze trail to make the loop - eventually heading back into woods on left. Back up steep ascent over pretty runoff and then final leg is all downhill. Looks like it can get pretty messy and slick in the rain, but gorgeous views at top of first leg. Sing loudly as bears frequent the area in the summer and not high usage.

Had a great hike today. Great views at the top. It is pretty steep with rocky terrain for the first mile. After that it gets a bit easier. Took the Rock Mount Trail back to complete the loop. Not as scenic as the Unicoi, but it did give a change of scenery

This was a beautiful trail with breathtaking views on the Unicoi to Indian Gap. The trail begins with an upward hike on a rocky terrain for close to a mile- tough, but worth it! The trails do get narrow in places, but it was all clear. Definitely a challenging and fun trail on a warm day in north Georgia.

Great little challenging trail.

Saw a few through hikers and a bobcat. Nice trail. Hiked this back in May 2017.

Beautiful shaded hike with a bit of a challenging initial incline, but to a nice view! There were lots of AT thru hikers in April! We decided to take the Rocky Mountain trail back and got a bit confused finding it- it is the gravel forest service road to your left at first, then veers off to the left up into the mountain just a few minutes in- just follow the blue stripes rather than the white AT marks. We kept going along the AT for a bit up tray Mountain and that was also absolutely beautiful! I'd recommend this in a heartbeat

backpacking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

It was cold time of year. Great hike!

leaves were beautiful, views were amazing

water was scarce and it was full out raining, but then that is part of it.

Great trail. Awesome vistas and lots of campsite/ shelter opportunity.

hiking
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Awesome hike! I made it an overnight trek and stopped at Addis Gap. This hike will put you a little more than fourteen miles south of the GA/NC line.

Monday, February 27, 2017

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