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Stanley Gap and Benton Mackaye Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blue Ridge, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 600 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Cindy Masley
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Says 2.9 miles, it’s 9 miles! There’s a difference!

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Angela Womac
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Trail should be rated moderate. Last mile is gravel road straight up hill.

duane cooke
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longer than expected. more moderate than easy. last mile is on travel road uphill.

Belle Daniels
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Yirkl .
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Did this loop as part of a training hike for a section of the AT next month. Spitting snow and heavy fog was the trail conditions (as well as mud) when I was there last week. Nice hike.

Ray Shi
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So so, more for biking

Virginia Cowden
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According to my Apple health data this was 3.6 miles and 16 flights of stairs so lots of elevation changes. I agree should be considered moderate, plus it was 85 and very humid today.

Alan Pessin
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This trail should be rated moderate, not easy. From the trail head, walking clockwise, it's a pretty steep half mile climb to the BM trail. Then a nice ridge walk before a long descent to the Fall River Falls, which are very nice. Then over a mile, mostly uphill, on Rock Creek Road. It's an OK walk but not spectacular and not "easy."

Laura B
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We weren't able to access this trail, as the address given was behind gates and private property signs (uploaded a picture). There was a pull-off just before this to the right, so we went there and did the shorter waterfall hike, then took a little of the Benton Mackaye Trail route. Much of these were uphill, but the BMT had a nice ridgeline walk for awhile. The area is beautiful. There was a more "official" Aska trail head earlier on the road, too.

James S
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coming from Ga. hey 515, stay on Rock Creek Rd. it'll turn in to a gravel road. Parking lot will be on the left. Nice trail.

Jim Upton
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Great trail. Hike it whenever in the area.

Michael Debs
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Started at the sign which was great; steady incline then connected with Benton Mackaye Trail then to Falls Branch Falls (a pleasant surprise). After crossing the road, we found the nice suspension bridge, but couldn't find the rest of the trail because trees had fallen and blocked the path. Ended up just walking the road back up to our car. Three stars because of not being able to find the rest of the trail, otherwise, it would've been a great hike. P.S. It is definitely not a 2.8 mile loop.

Pam C.
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Murray Morrison
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David Beckler
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Mikey Renner
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Carol Cosner
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Clay Cooper
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Nick Pontiff
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Kerry Kwiatkowski
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Bret Hintze
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Jarrod Skeggs
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Trevor Martin
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