Explore the most popular forest trails near Blue Ridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 hours ago

Nice trail, well maintained. Either way you loop is nice. A trail for a stroll, not very difficult.

Great time of year to see the forest. We took the loop to the right at the fork and would recommend it this way. There is a nice lunch spot when you cross Flatt creek.

hiking
1 month ago

This is the perfect time of year to enjoy this hike. You can see through the forest of naked trees and soak in the true contour of the mountain ravines, ridges and rises. We took the lollipop loop to the right and would recommend that direction. There are quite a few creek and stream crossings that make lovely spots for lunch or just to sit, reflect and inhale. After the hike we kept driving down towards the Toccoa River and enjoyed a refreshing brew and apps at Toccoa Riverside. A day well lived.

7 days of hard hiking, but totally Awesome. We backpacked to Albert Mountain

Great with kids!

hiking
2 months ago

A nice morning hike for the first day of spring!!! A couple other hikers are out this morning as well. Squirrels and chipmunks are all along the trail. In and out by noon. Great trail for a quick day hike!!

backpacking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Well marked. Beautiful stream that meanders along portions of the trail.

walking
2 months ago

it was a nice trail but was sore afterwords it was my first five or 6 mile walking trail I’ve been on so you can tell I’m not in shape lol

hiking
2 months ago

Dog friendly hike as long as you arrive early in the morning. Anything after 11 AM you’re going to start running into other folks arriving on the trail. I recommend going counterclockwise -that way you end up with water at the end of the trail. This only matters if you have dogs and wish them to have the ability to to cool down.
There is enough of an incline so that you’ll feel like you got a work out. 3rd or 4th time I have hiked and generally has quite a bit of solitude.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a blast,nice open trail,few stream crossings and an old free standing chimney! Not far from home and easily accessible!

Amazing!
Tough yes but, totally worth it for the views and the breathtaking scenery.

trail running
3 months ago

Nice trail. I went during the rain this weekend and covered 2 loops. I ran clockwise and counter clockwise. The trail did not disappoint. I sprained my ankle a bit on a rock but was able to finish the run. I was able to kind of ice it in the flat creek creek by the bridge. I will be out of commission for a few days but I should be fine. The trail was very runnable even in the rain. Expect a lot of standing water if you do it in the rain.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great walk. Decent views in the winter that would not be visible with leaves on the trees. Had a great time!

Hiked this section of the AT at the beginning of last April. Due to my line of work, I am unable to take off an extended amount of time to allow me to thru-hike.. so I’m forced to section hike it. They claim that this is the toughest part of the Appalachian Trail. I’m not so sure about all of that, but it is rather tough in certain spots. A lot of elevation gain/loss in a short distance, but the rewards (views) are so worth it. 10/10.. after I have completed the whole trail, I’d love to do Georgia again. I like to day-hike portions of it. Preachers Rock and Blood Mountain to Neels Gap are awesome day hikes.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for a nice winter hike.

Nice little loop in the Aska area. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the old chimney and wall just off the trail. Fun to explore!

4 months ago

Beautiful trail. However, I disagree with earlier suggestion that taking the right trail might be slightly easier. My husband and I both agreed that taking the counterclockwise (right) route resulted in a much steeper gradient at the end of the hike regardless, great hike and our pup loved it , too.

hiking
4 months ago

Very well kept trails! Perfect for a nice afternoon hike! Very dog friendly!

Easy hike. Minor trail construction. Very muddy in a few sections. Slight trail rerouting which added a few extra hiking yards

Great trail for a fall hike. Moderate inclines, streams, very scenic. A few bikers, take the right fork for a slightly easier trek.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Good moderate hike, a few inclines. Pretty, serene hike with our two pups!

on Flat Creek Loop

hiking
6 months ago

A nice easy six mile hike with a water element. My dog and I liked it!

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy trail. Connects to Green Mtn trail easily but you would have to park cars at both trailheads.

Great trail to hike on a rainy day.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice day hike trail and, for all you Geocachers out there, might wanna check out this area as well as some other nearby places up Aska Rd. Iced hiked this lollipop loop many times and pass by here every time I'm at work. Happy hiking!!!

encountered mama bear and 3 cubs

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."

John Young, are you still looking for hikers for this trip? I tried to email you.

Sept 28 looking for folks doing the same. Unsure of this site but trying. Springer to nc border trip. I live in florida. Contact me at johnyoung063@gmail.com

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