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Best trails in Ellijay

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Looking for a great trail near Ellijay, Georgia? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 13 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
Top trails (19)
#1 - Cartecay River Loop Trail
Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area: Cartecay River Tract
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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 ThisShow more
#2 - Tumbling Waters Trail
Ellijay, Georgia
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 28 m
Tumbling Waters Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#3 - Springer Mountain via Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
Springer Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
#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
Three Forks Loop via Appalachian and Benton Mackaye Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#5 - The Appalachian Trail: Georgia to Maine
Ellijay, Georgia
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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 FebrShow more
#6 - 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
The current response to the COVID-19 emergency has closed several trails and recreation sites in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Please see website for up to date info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Show more
#7 - Bear Creek Trail
Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Bear Creek Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessibShow more
#8 - Benton Mckay Springer Mountain Loop
Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Benton Mckay Springer Mountain Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily uShow more
#9 - 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
The current response to the COVID-19 emergency has closed several trails and recreation sites in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Please see website for up to date info: https://www.fs.usda.gov/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
Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to Neels Gap is a 30 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. TheShow more
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