Miller Trek

MODERATE 16 reviews

Miller Trek is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Young Harris, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This trek starts at Brasstown Valley Resort moving into one of our national Forrest's in north east Georgia.

hiking
4 months ago

7 months ago

Complete bs. First of all you can't bring your dog. Second it's in the middle of a golf and tennis facility. Third it's not hard by any stretch of the imagination. What a complete disappointment and waste of a 2.5 hour drive. I wish I can give it no stars.

8 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

This trail was difficult with the uphill climb and rocks making footing difficult. There was plenty of good cold water in the creeks . Blazes were difficult at times because they were changing colors . Most of wooden signs broken in half which made directions not clear. Did not see any animals but did see tracks and lots of birds . Mountain views in the winter.

hiking
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Very nice day hike. Would recommend more for winter hiking as the views will be covered by leaves in fall. Going up is a good challenge. Only issue was coming back to the lodge. Ran into a very rocky part of the trail which made footing difficult.

hiking
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

trail running
Monday, July 04, 2016

Lots of rocks. Good climb up.

trail running
Thursday, March 31, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

enjoyable trail for a day hike. the path from the parking area is pretty much a stream bed and it was flowing the day i was there. once you get to the loop you are on dry leaf covered trails. not much variation until you get to the rocky peak at about 3200 feet in elevation. there are no clear overlooks but i could see lake chatuge thru the bare trees. then it is a long down hill trek back to the lodge. trail is well marked and easy to follow but you should plan your route in advance. encountered 1 human and no animals along the way. it was about 6 miles total distance.

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

A little confusing because the map you probably have is a national geo map and those maps only show National Forest Service Trails. That means the map you are likely looking at is incomplete. It says 4.4 miles, when the total is more in the 6 mile range.

Pull into Brasstown Valley Lodge South entrance. Drive back a ways and when you see a parking lot on the left and tennis courts on the right you are there. Park in that lot and do NOT drive up to the lodge to look for the trail. You will see a big gazebo behind some bushes and that is the start.

Next piece is the trails outside NFS are blue and green blazes together. Once you hit the actual NFS trails it switches to just green. For good measure there are also blue trails around so pay attention.

Best advice is print the map I uploaded and keep it with you. Very straightforward once you get your bearing. All in all a nice trail for the area if you don't feel like hiking on of the trails up to Brasstown bald. Lot a lot going on but a nice trail. You can stop in the lodge once your done for dinner if you like. Nice place

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Very nice hike up mtn - steady climb all the way up. Entrance VERY confusing. This app does not take you to entrance - go to large parking lot near the lodge and look around for a great big entrance sign - will be obvious when you finally see it

hiking
Friday, August 01, 2014

The hike was generally easy with a few decent climbs. The blazes are a problem, though: the trail uses 3 different blazes for different sections and neighboring trails also use the same colors for blazes. This is an easy problem to fix and would make the trail system safer. The trailhead is very confusing if you start at the dirt lot--it looks as if you are walking through a private backyard. I recommend parking at the lodge's main parking lot and starting there. Views aren't great in the summer, but the foliage offers really great shade. Deer can be frequently seen and there's a chance for bears, too. I spotted bear scat near the lodge, in fact. Good luck and enjoy!

hiking
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I have hiked Miller trek a few times. It is not well marked and has a few moderate to slightly difficult climbs. It is next to Brasstown Valley Lodge which is a nice place to stop at the end of the hike.

hiking
Friday, February 22, 2013

We hiked Miller Trek 02/10/13 6.5 miles climbed elevation 1340 feet, in 2.18 hours.
Great mountain views, Several natural springs along the way.