Blood Mountain and Freeman Loop Trail

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Blood Mountain and Freeman Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers 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
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Directions from Blairsville: Take US 19 and 129 south for 12 miles. Turn right into the Byron Herbert Reece Memorial and continue to the parking lot on the left.

12 hours ago

hard walk up....but worth it for sure

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20 hours ago

hard upward climb, but it is so worth it ! views are amaing

1 day ago

This ones a challenge. Only saw one person on freeman trail. Light traffic on that trail.

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6 days ago

Deff a hard Hike but well worth the views and experience to see the oldest shelter on the AT!!

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18 days ago

Challenging hike. It should be noted that the Freeman trail is NOT a loop; rather, it connects with the AT to form a loop. My sister and I didn't quite understand that, so we actually ended up hiking a substantially longer distance on the AT than we had originally intended.

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18 days ago

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23 days ago

Great day hike. I've hiked this many times and noticed some serious trail renovations made. The trail is wider and less rocky than last year. Warning: Also the top rock next to the shelter on the summit had a swarm of bees and flies so be cautious heading up the rock.

25 days ago

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26 days ago

Gnarly hike. Completed 6.1 mi loop with 2 kids (7&9) in 4 hrs. Approached summit via 112/Freeman/AT. Not for the faint of heart. Tough hike but paid off in full with gorgeous views from the top of Blood Mtn. Recommend highly.

26 days ago

1 month ago

Great first hike. Very scenic

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1 month ago

Man, coming from almost entirely flat Florida, this was the hardest hike we've done so far. Totally worth it for the view at the top though, as others have said. Beautiful trail all the way up too!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Hard hike, but the views were worth the effort! Saw wildflowers, flame azaleas, rhododendrons, mountain laurels, birds and other wildlife-gorgeous!