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.

9 hours ago

Have not hiked this trail in over 6 years but it has been my favorite in Ga so far.

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2 days ago

Challenging but awesome trail with beautiful scenery

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5 days ago

Beautiful hike on well maintained trail

7 days ago

view on top is AWESOME. make sure you take a right at the first fork to summit quickest or go down Freeman then take a right at the second fork. don't do what I did and go an extra 2 miles down the Appalachian. using the Appalachian to climb is a bit of a challenge but very doable. I did it carrying a 24 rack and a full backpack.

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9 days ago

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9 days ago

I, by accident, did this trail the easier way by doing Freeman first. You climb up the elevation much more gradually and there were no people on that trail vs the busy return I took. The views were breathtaking and the shelter was very cool to see, but smelled like moth balls so badly. The black flies were pretty bad, but that's standard hiking in July. Highly recommend, it wasn't hard at all.

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16 days ago

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17 days ago

Awesome trail, but starting on the Freeman trail was not a difficult hike. I could see why it was rated hard if you start on the summit trail first. looking forward to the hike in fall.

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18 days ago

Quite difficult, but the 'on top of the world' feeling--at the top and upon completion--was great. It was pretty easy to get lost, we ended up going quite a ways down the AT before realizing. Awesome strenuous hike! Even did it in the pouring rain.

24 days ago

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

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24 days ago

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

25 days ago

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

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30 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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