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

Nice trail obviously with it being a National Scenic Trail. The overlooks and bridge are worth the short walk, too.

Great scenic trail that parallels the lake not too far below. The tumbling waters are a great place to cool off or shoot a bunch of photos. The bridge is a sight as well.

1 month ago

Nice falls, trail has lots of roots. Nice short hike. Wet your feet in the water.

1 month ago

nice little trail not real hard great veiws

I really enjoyed the trail. The road up to the trail is a little bit rough but well worth the drive. Rained most of the day but the hike was excellent anyway.

1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great downhill trail with lots of technical features and many creek crossings. Some crossings required carrying the bike. Brush growth with hinder riding this summer without some trail maintenance.

2 months ago

Fantastic short but sweet hike that you can make into more than what is already suggested by the site. Small meadows of wildflowers accompanied by the pleasant gurgling of tumbling water

this is a very well kept trail. the bridge is amazing and the overlook is even better.

I loved the view and the walk was great and met new people there and super friendly

Nice hike with limited views. Road in kinda sucked.

A wonderful hiking trail.Loved the overlook !!

Great hike with great views. Trail was a little hard to see in places but well worth it!

4 months ago

Hike 1/24/17 - Beautiful hike and easy enough for our 4 year old.. We will definitely Hike this trail again..

it's okay in the winter

Really nice short hike. Great views of the tumbling waters at the end. However, we were surprised to find a $5 day use fee was required unless you have a forest service pass.

We had a wonderful time! The drive to the trail head was adventurous...lots of potholes! We had a nine year old and an eighty two year old in our group so it took one hour and forty minutes up and a little over an hour down, we did not do the summit. Up we followed the white rectangle ( Appalachian Trail ) and on the way back followed the white diamond of the Benton Mackaye Trail. Only saw a few fellow hikers, it’s December after all!

Nice short trail. Not crowded at all.

Just finished this earlier today. It’s easy to moderate, the rocks can be a bit slippery when wet though. The Benton MacKaye Trail portion is much better than the AT portion, with different types of forest, a nice overloook that I think has better view than at the Springer summit, and several creek crossings. The AT portion is busy on weekends but you’ll be all alone on the BMT

8 months ago

Hiked 10/31/17: I really enjoyed this one. It was beautiful weather and I was the only one on the trail. The leaves are changing into radiant reds and oranges. my pup had a good time as well. There are many opportunities for really unique shots if you have a love of photography, like I do. Easy hike, and relaxing setting with water. I will definitely be going back to hike it again!

We completed this trail on October 29 during the first snowfall of the season.
Some ascend and descend present a good work out and not difficult to handle. A large portion of the trail is covered in large rocks and tree roots so hiking boots are preferred for safety. It also included few crossings of the creek without any bridges, so its a good idea to wear a pair of waterproof hiking boots.
Awesome chance to see the South Terminus of AT.
Trail is easy to follow and lightly trafficked. We only had somewhat of a hard time to find continuation of the trail past the parking lot but found some AT markers on the trees maybe 100 feet in.
It also offers camping spots, bear proof food storage container, few water sources and a shelter.
Great views from Springer Mountain summit.
Trail is dog friendly.

9 months ago

We loved the trail. Shorter trail easy to walk with lots of water features ,Bridges , and overlooks. Great spot for fishing

Enjoyed the moderate hike up to the summit. Good views, but great conversation with hikers beginning their trek to Maine. Very inspiring...although afterwards we ended up at the Blue Ridge Brewary nearby :)

9 months ago

Very fun trail. My whole family went and even my mom who can't feel her feet was able to do it! We loved the bridge and the overlooks

Nice hike. Three Forks is not really marked. This hike you start up the AT to Springer Mtn. And after about 2.2 miles you switch and comeback on the Benton MacKay trail. You can continue on at the intersection of the AT/BM trails and go to Springer. It is about 1.9 miles from there so this adds 3.8 to the hike. Make sure drive in on DoubleGap. I went out the other way and my Honda Civic was not happy but we survived.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

nice little hike

Views only from the top of Springer. This would be a much better winter hike.

Great day hike area. Good for camping too.

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