Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to North Carolina Border

HARD 18 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to North Carolina Border is a 76.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Blue Ridge, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
76.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
21902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

Georgia section of AT. From Springer Mt. to the NC border.

backpacking
1 month ago

Our family is hiking in sections. We have made it GA to NC border in 3 years. It is a great cheap family vacation with lots of bonding time.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Rough, and mud driven slopes and the heat in the summer of 2015-2016 was a beast. Did in segments until reaching NC/GA/TN.

2 months ago

The stairs suck.... but, you can find a lot of good gear that idiot thru hikers toss to the side....I'm not picking that crap up.

backpacking
5 months ago

i am planning on doing the section with a friend. We are going to park cars at each end of this section. Where would we park at on the North Carolina side of this trail?

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Loved it! Hiked 115 miles in 5.25 days! Wife and I did a section, we hiked hard and fast.

7 months ago

8 months ago

Amazing views, but very hard terrain. Be prepared for a lot of up and downs.

10 months ago

Gorgeous! Many nice places to make camp

backpacking
11 months ago

great

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail, started in springer mountain all the way to neel' Gap passed Blood mountain. Amazing view, grate camp sites and unfortunately didn't see any Bear :) for fully loaded backpackers, some parts were hard the rest was moderate. Great trail!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Actually being on the AT for a Thru-hike, I remember the nerves ran high and the miles melted under my feet. Crossing the 35 mile mark was a high point in and of itself as I never had hiked that far in one journey. The hill going up into NC was the first of the climbs I'd remember.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Awesome trail, completed in May 2015. Weather was great, not too hot and only a little rain. Trail was busier over the Memorial Day weekend for sure but still not bad.

hiking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Had a great time though I had to break the hike into three visits which when totaled took 6 days. Living in Florida I look at any opportunity to hike in a cooler climate. Because I hiked in the spring the views were great. There were some areas that were challenging but overall it was enjoyable. I shot video of my hike. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hiker63/1029737840375196

hiking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I just finished this in June 2015. Took me 6 days to reach the border, and another half day to get to my car near Standing Indian campground. I averaged 14 miles per day, with the longest day between Blue Mountain and Deep Gap shelter at 16 miles. The weather wasn't terribly hot, there were only a couple thunderstorms, but the rattlesnakes were out in abundance. Definitely keep a strong eye out for snakes if you go during mid to late June/July.

This stretch is a lot more strenuous than one might anticipate, but apparently not nearly as bad as the AT further north. Great hike, and I plan to hike the "sister" of this section next year: Maine's Hundred Mile Wilderness through to Katahdin.

hiking
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Have hiked all of the AT Approach Trail, beginning at Amicalola State Park to Neels gap. will complete the rest of the AT in GA in may 2015. Great views and camping along the way.

camping
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I did this hike over 6 days with a couple of friends in March, 2013. This is part of the AT. As such, it is a VERY busy trail in March. It was a lot of fun, but I'd describe it as a social trail, rather than as a wilderness experience. There were a few places with views - Blood Mountain and a couple others. And it was a generally 'easy' hike. We started at about 8 miles a day, and finished doing 13 - 15. We stopped at the last road crossing before NC. Nevertheless, the weather in March was the right time to do this - though we did get a bunch of sleet one night.