Miller Trek is a 5.8 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: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,427 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

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
9 days ago

Love love love this trail!!! Beautiful view that well worth the hike!

hiking
24 days ago

Lots of incline but a beautiful forest to stroll though. Lots of poison ivy everywhere. The overlook (a side trail that juts off the main trail) makes it worth it and a great spot for lunch. Not too busy of a trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Rocky. Moderate. Several changes in forestry. Enough Poison Ivy to harvest, but largely avoidable, just don’t trip on the plethora of rocks and fall in. I will definitely return and hike it again.

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rocky
1 month ago

The trail is very nice and the moderate rating is apt. There are two fallen trees on the trail but they are easy to pass on the side. There is also a lookout that overlooks Lake Chatuge and Young Harris College about a 1/4 mile off the main train and it is marked by stones and an arrow on the tree. I highly recommend the Miller Trek if you have the chance to check it out.

hiking
1 month ago

I am a less experienced hiker and found this trail to be a bit challenging at times, but very peaceful and relaxing. my heart was definitely pounding at some points. Make sure to check out the spur trail! it is obvious as long as you're paying attention, and is marked with a cairn. The views are gorgeous and there are a couple great spots to sit and eat your lunch while taking in the view. very rewarding!

1 month ago

Nice well marked loop trail. Decent views of the college and town.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Remember to take the side trail up the top to the view!

hiking
2 months ago

First half mile very rocky with lots of roots. The trail then began to smooth out with a steady uphill climb from for two miles. Set out to do the entire 5.8 but started later in the day so settled with 3.5. Very nice, though the trail signs may have once been very nice they are in disrepair. Would recommend for moderate hiking to more difficult.

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rocky
4 months ago

I ran this trail at dusk. The last half of the trail could be marked better. additionally, the trail is pretty rocky in some parts and can make for a rolled ankle if you aren't careful. It was a really beautiful trail. I ran up on a heard of about 5 deer. on the back half of the trail there are nice views of the lake and town below. This one has quite a bit of elevation gain and made for tough trekking for the first half.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this with my 11 yrs old son. It is hidden right off the main highway and super easy to get to. Great hike up and down with hidden scenery right off the trail. Took about 3 hrs and loved every minute of it.

hiking
6 months ago

I definitely had to write another review after finding the over look. It was spectacular today. 10/27/19. I followed a recording from a previous hiker. Thank you for posting it, because I missed it the first time I did this trail without it.

hiking
7 months ago

I completed this trail on 10/5/19. Enjoyed it very much. I was initially confused with the parking. I first pulled into A Miller Trek parking area. It was grassy and didn’t seem to be used very much. The trail took me straight to the road in about 50 yards. Got back in my car and drove another 50-100 yards further to find a paved parking lot with obvious trail head with an arch way and trail map. The grassy parking must be overflow parking...I guess. The trail was a great workout. There was a lot of poison ivy. The lime green blazes were pretty easy to follow but the lime color blended in with the surrounding foliage. Great views near the peak. An unmarked trail goes for about .3 miles. The spur was pretty easy to find. There was an obvious path. Great view of Hiawassee and Chatuge lake on the left. Continue on the trial another 15 yards and you have a great view of Young Harris college and the surrounding mountains. It could be hazardous if the rock is wet. Be careful.

hiking
7 months ago

I live about 25 minutes from the trailhead. I'm writing this report in response to the previous trail reports stating that there are no views. There actually are some excellent views but you have to know how to find them. At the high point of the trail at a sort of horseshoe bend if you look carefully you will see an unmarked trail heading up the ridge. It's on your right when going counter clockwise. Follow that trail up the ridge toward the end it will bear left and head down a short distance bringing you to open ledges with great views. I'm not sure but the spur trail is perhaps 1/4 mile long.

hiking
8 months ago

Did this trail 9/8/19. It was in really good shape, however; watch out for all the poison ivy. Good cardio workout. Thankful to those who maintain and blaze the trail green. Easy to follow. I’m sure the views are better when the trees are without leaves. I enjoyed the solitude.

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washed out
10 months ago

This trail was a good cardio workout. It rained about an hour of the hike. I hiked the 6.3 loop. The only wildlife on the trail was me. I didn’t see a soul. Which made it even more nice.

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muddy
11 months ago

The 1st 2 miles were a struggle. The last 2 miles were done in the pouring rain.

hiking
Fri Jan 11 2019

Jan 10 /2019 I really enjoyed this trails beauty on the flats, however as you climbed a bit, perhaps because it was not travelled much in Dec/Jan the paths were a bit difficult to find, also the signs were broken and unreadable as well as the colors on the trail changed and I wasn't sure which to take. I wanted hike the 2 1/2 green trail, however I was unable to find the shortcut that was reflected on the entry sign. Be sure and wear a very secure boot, this terrain is very rocky and ankle support is of the utmost. I saw beautiful Deer and may birds . I will take a full map with me next time and I look forward to returning, the creeks and beauty of this area are a Must See....and afterwards you can have a spectacular lunch/dinner at the Brass Town Valley Resort Mary

hiking
Tue Nov 06 2018

From parking lot we had it at 6.1miles with moderate up and downs. The trail is primarily under canopy with no real views to speak of. Nothing spectacular but good exercise

Mon Aug 13 2018

Nice trail little muddy good visibility on trail and easy to follow markers, not much for photos to dense over all very enjoyable.

Thu Mar 22 2018

Beautiful trail. Also I walked the connecting blue and the blue and green trails around the cabins and driving range all while hubby was golfing. Saw several Eastern Bluebirds, an Eastern Towhee, a Bluejay, Chickadee, Robbins a Piliated Woodpecker and another smaller woodie I couldn’t see well enough to ID.

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Sun Jan 07 2018

Decent. Also know as ‘sunset rock’ if you know where to turn off. There’s a climbing spot close to the turn off, but you still have to know where to look. When you pull up at the trail head- it’s close it the back entrance of Brasstown Valley Resort....so not the prettiest start. If you can find someone to show you how to get to the rock- then it’s worth it in my opinion. Beautiful view and you can see a tiny bit of the college (Young Harris college)

Sat May 13 2017

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.

Sat Apr 01 2017

Fri Feb 17 2017

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
Tue Nov 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.

running
Mon Jul 04 2016

Lots of rocks. Good climb up.

hiking
Wed Feb 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
Sat Oct 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/JasonHikingPage/

Mon Feb 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

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