Benton MacKaye Trail is a 49 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Blue Ridge, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 49.0 miles Elevation Gain: 11,984 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Sat Nov 24 2018

The trail is a short enchanting hike with a beautiful 65 ft waterfall.

Sat Oct 06 2018

beautiful trail for a short hiking

hiking
Mon Jun 11 2018

Trekked East from the Appalachian Highway 76 in Cherry Log on section seven. Very easy walk starting out with gravel roads. Talked to some nice folks while hiking!

hiking
Sun Jan 15 2017

We started on the Cherohala Skyway and headed north, completing 6 miles in and heading back out. Plenty of parking and the trail is well maintained and well marked.

Fri Jun 24 2016

We hiked only a portion of the trail along south fork trail starting at Jacks River Field campground. Beautiful scenery, lots of small flood streams to hop across and a beautiful waterfall/swimming hole.

hiking
Fri Aug 07 2015

great trail

running
Sun Jul 26 2015

Beautiful trail. Locals are very friendly. Bring your dog here they will love the thick forest.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Sun May 05 2019

hiking
Sun Jan 06 2019

Thu Oct 05 2017

backpacking
Fri Feb 24 2017

Sat Feb 04 2017

hiking
Sat Jul 16 2016

hiking
Sat Feb 06 2016

hiking
Sat Aug 17 2013