Burnt Mountain Champion Trail

HARD 27 reviews
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Burnt Mountain Champion Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, Georgia that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
24 days ago

Loved it but This. Was. Hard. I don’t hike often so that was part of it but the trail down to the creek is steep and can be treacherous. The hike back up from the creek felt like it was straight up... I had to stop in several places. It’s only a little over 2 miles long but If you don’t like strenuous trails then you will NOT like this trail. Other than that...Really pretty hike and the creek down at the bottom is awesome! (Oh yeah.. and make sure you have bug spray! 100% deet worked great. Not a tick on me but there was a family leaving when we got there and the husband had 13 ticks on him! And their dogs were covered too...)

hiking
1 month ago

I live close to this trail and hike it often. It’s fairly strenuous, but not impossible and gives you a good cardio workout on the way up the mountain. Not the most scenic of hikes, but the creek at the bottom of the loop is nice and relaxing. Also, I have seen snakes, bears, turkeys, and various reptiles along the trail the many times I’ve hiked it. Best time of year to hike is the spring, in my opinion (a lot of spider webs on many summer days, and the leaves on the ground in fall can make the steep parts treacherous). I like this trail a lot, but I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to hike it.

walking
4 months ago

did this trail in the summer time in tennis shoes. loved the trail and the elevation is pretty steep.

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely hike on a cold and sunny day. Very steep. This would be difficult without trekking poles, with the build-up of leaves on the trail. Beautiful, almost 360 view of the mountains from the crest in the winter. Pretty creek at the bottom.

7 months ago

Loved the variety of mushrooms to photograph when I went a few months ago. Saw a water snake curled up by the creek. it's a bit of uphill work getting from the creek back to the trailhead.

hiking
8 months ago

I've gone hiking maybe three times in my life. My husband picked this trail for my first hike in Georgia. I'm not an outdoorsy person and don't enjoy strenuous hiking but my husband said it would be a nice walk. I thought I was going to die. It's a steep loop down and a steep loop back up. The fallen leaves made it hazardous since it was hard to see the rocks. The scenery was pretty as was the creek at the bottom. Now that I see the difficulty rating, it's definitely not for a new middle-aged hiker like myself.

9 months ago

The trail was well marked. It was steep going back up but not to bad. There was a nice stream at the bottom which was a nice for our dog to play on the rocks and get a drink. We did see a family of bears run up the ridge and saw some scat by the creek. There wasn’t an overlook but the forest foliage was full of color.

hiking
10 months ago

Beige. Dry. Nothing noteworthy for the senses. Suspect the views will improve in wintertime; but that wouldn't entice me back. Too many trails in GA to waste your time/energy on this one.

10 months ago

Great trail. Straight down halfway then straight up the last half! Beautiful creek and waterfalls at the halfway point kids loved it. It's difficult for reason, It is straight up the last half of the trail! We had a great time, took us about 3 1/2 hours to complete the hike.

11 months ago

Tracker read closer to 3 miles. Down hill and steep a little more than half of the way the back up hill the rest of the trek along the creek line. Ran across a 4 foot rattler on the way down, didn't see any other wild life.

11 months ago

Great Trail. Very steep going down. Not too steep coming out. Beautiful sycamore trees. Incredible canopy of trees.

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