Best trails in Ellijay, Georgia

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Looking for a great trail near Ellijay, Georgia? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Amicalola Falls State Park or Fort Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Cohutta Wildlife Management Area or Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Ellijay ranging from 1 to 11.7 miles and from 1,145 to 3,772 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ellijay, Georgia
Top trails (16)
#1 - Cartecay River Loop Trail
Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
NOTE; You MUST have a Georgia hunting or fishing license to be on the property. Please apply for the permit via the DNR website here, https://georgiawildlife.com/rich-mountain-wma-cartecay-tract This is a great trail that runs alongside the river for a large portion of the route. Most of the trail is an easy hike. There are a few places with steep elevation change. There are several places to stop along the river and rest or enjoy river views.Show more
#2 - Tumbling Waters Trail
Ellijay, Georgia
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 28 m
#3 - Springer Mountain via Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
#4 - Three Forks Loop via Appalachian and Benton Mackaye Trail
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
#5 - The Appalachian Trail: Georgia to Maine
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 1993 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the full north-bound route of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine. Most thru hikers start their trips at Springer Mountain sometime between late February and mid April. Of the 25% of who finish the thru-hike, most reach Katahdin in Maine between August and early October. Baxter Park in Maine closes for the season on October 15th so plan to hike Katahdin by that date at the very latest. Dogs are allowed on much of the Appalachian Trail, but not the entirety of this mapped trail. For more information about where dogs are allowed: https://backpackerverse.com/hiking-the-at-with-a-dog/Show more
#6 - Benton MacKaye Springer Mountain Loop
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
#7 - Bear Creek Trail
Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
#8 - Appalachian Trail: Three Forks To Hawk Mountain Shelter
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#9 - Springer Mountain and Ball Mountain via Appalachian Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
This loop is made up of portions of both the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Appalachian Trail, with a visit to the summit of Springer Mountain. Show more
#10 - Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to Neels Gap
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 30 mi • Est. Multi-day
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