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Fun trail with a great water source at Gooch shelter.

This place is beautiful! I didn’t do much walking but it’s very quiet on a Sunday afternoon. It feels like a quiet hideaway but still near civilization.

We stated this section with car camping at Woody. Nice views!

2/27/18: It was not as impressive as Big Cedar Mountain but still fun.

Pretty dope trail. Super easy. Amazing view!

Nice hike with different types of forest. Very little traffic - I’ve hiked twice in Dec the past two years and have yet to see another hiker. Mill Shoals Trail seems to be the steeper ascent, so you can choose you level of difficulty to a degree. There is notice from the Ranger station (Dec 2017) that Yellow Mountain trail is closed between Addie Gap and Shope Gap trail. There are a lot of recent downed trees that have been cleared, but we found the trail passable from west to the log bridge over Bryant Creek. The log bridge is in disrepair and while still standing, is probably not safe passage. As long as you are willing to forego the last 0.5 mi to Addie Gap turnaround, this is still a nice day hike..

Hiked this the day after it snowed. Beautiful hike with great views!

Been a few times now. Little bit of something for everyone. First 3/4 mile gentle easy hike then next 1/4 mile tough uphill for most. Great overlook approximately a mile from woody gap.

This trail was very pretty during the autumn when I hiked it, it leads to a large flat rocked area with a beautiful view. Wasn't a very hard hike either

preachers rock overlook was great, the rest was so so... Great hike with fur babies or older kids though

We hiked through a ton of fog...Hurricaine Nate is on the way. It was eerie and really beautiful. Trail was in great shape--some downed trees had been recently cut. As of October 7, 2017--no fall color yet. Maybe 2 weekends for the peak?

Nice hike with two good overlooks. All uphill coming back from the gap. Limited parking as well.

Trail walking conditions are good, average roots and rocks with several flat stretches. Nice view at top of ramrock.

Hiked this one yesterday and loved every step! The wildflowers were blooming, delicate waterfalls crossed the paths and there were several great spots for viewing the vistas. We hiked 3 miles in and saw TWO BLACK BEARS!! One was running away from us - must have spooked him and the other was sitting in the brush about 60 feet off the trail watching our every move. Not aggressive but we didn't stay around long enough to find out.

Easy and scenic

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Great hike with a waterfall at the midpoint. Vogel saved my life by allowing life flight to land after I had a heart attack on Blood Mountain last year. Read the story, marvinduke.com

Super easy, didn't realize we were hiking a mountain until we were steps from the summit

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lots of nice through hikers. Beautiful view. Cooked lunch at the top where there is a fire pit available.

Great trail with moderate difficulty. Far less strenuous than north bound hike from Woody Gap.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

great walk. easy.
great views.

This trail was a great find. Very nice summit views and plenty of room to sit and rest in the shade while you enjoy them. There were a lot of cars at the trailhead, but most of the traffic seems to be departing in the opposite direction. We only saw a few other people along the way. Oh, and while most of the trail is easy, be prepared for some inclines near the overlooks.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Excellent trail! It's a little rocky wear something with good ankle support.

My favorite trail (besides the AT)!

Nice little walk in the woods. Well marked.

Love this trail! Great scenery and great campsites.... definitely more than an "easy" hike though.

I have run from Stanley Creek to the DRT (Duncan Ridge Trail) on the BMT. It is a great trail, the road section is not all that bad. A great trail with some water and views with not a lot of people.

My daughter, her dog, and I hiked a section of this trail in late March 2015 and another section in early April 2016,

In 2015, we were hiking the Duncan Ridge Trail (DRT) and picked up the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) at the intersection of the two trails on Rhodes Mtn. (between GA Hwy 60 and Skeenah Gap Rd.). We followed the BMT/DRT to the Taccoa River suspension bridge on that trip.

In 2016, we resumed our hike at the Taccoa River suspension bridge and hiked to the Long Creek area, where we camped. The next day, we did a day hike on the BMT to its terminus on Springer Mtn. and the returned to our camp via the AT.

The trail was easy to follow and well marked. The scenery was good, especially before the leaves come out. There was plenty of camping spots along the way and water was available on points not too far apart. Finally, the trail is lightly used, so if one enjoys solitude, this is a great trail for that! It is quite different than the AT in that area! Based upon all of the above, I am rating it a "5".

hiked the BMT from highway 60 to Skeenah Gap 3/13. Beautiful vistas with leaves not on trees. pretty good climb getting uo to Wallaha (sp?) mountain, but great view looking south over the mountains. plenty of privacy and solitude, did not meet any hikers.

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Monday, March 07, 2016

This area is really out of the way but has a nice "official" camping area and some "unofficial" sites around it that are even better. The rail system is actually 5 trails totaling just over 8 miles. This site is only talking about the yellow mountain trail, which truthfully, is the only trail really worth the effort.

Yellow Mountain: Nice out and back or as part of a loop. 3.2 miles one way crossing a really nice large stream about 2.7 miles in. There is a great camping spot there. It is a nice climb up to the top of, I suppose, yellow mountain, then down across the stream and out to a FS road. Turn around and go same way for an out and back of 6.4 miles. I did this in the early spring/late winter with the leaves down and it was nice. I think with the leaves up, though, there will be no views and it will be pretty unremarkable.

Take the first right on the way back for the ,6 mi Shope Gap, which takes you to Mill Shoals, which you can take for 2.4 miles back to within about 100 yards of where you went in on yellow mountain trail. Instead of 6.4 out and back you have about a 7.5mi loop. Hope Gap is boring, and the first mile of Mill Shoals is along a FS road, so boring. Pay attention on the left for a pretty well hidden trail sign to get off the road. It is easy to miss. The rest of Mill Shoals is interesting for the first half mile into the woods with some really nice stream crossings, but forgettable beyond that, especially considering the road hike.

Take the second right back onto Cooper Creek trail for .4 and catch Mill Shoals in for about a 6 mile loop. The only advantage is you don't have to see the same scenery twice, and you get a few more steps in.

ThereIs another Cooper Creek, which is a loop off of the parking area by the main river. It is 1.6 miles and is an OK walk in the woods if you are staying there. Don't make the trip for it.

All in all, if you want an out of the way camping area with some nice day hikes, this wouldn't be a bad place. Beyond Yellow Mountain, though, you aren't getting much, especially considering the top notch trails nearby with the AT, AT connectors, and Brasstown Bald area. But, a day in the woods is always a nice day and my lab loved it for sure.

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This area is really out of the way but has a nice "official" camping area and some "unofficial" sites around it that are even better. The rail system is actually 5 trails totaling just over 8 miles. This site is only talking about the yellow mountain trail, which truthfully, is the only trail really worth the effort.

Yellow Mountain: Nice out and back or as part of a loop. 3.2 miles one way crossing a really nice large stream about 2.7 miles in. There is a great camping spot there. It is a nice climb up to the top of, I suppose, yellow mountain, then down across the stream and out to a FS road. Turn around and go same way for an out and back of 6.4 miles. I did this in the early spring/late winter with the leaves down and it was nice. I think with the leaves up, though, there will be no views and it will be pretty unremarkable.

Take the first right on the way back for the ,6 mi Shope Gap, which takes you to Mill Shoals, which you can take for 2.4 miles back to within about 100 yards of where you went in on yellow mountain trail. Instead of 6.4 out and back you have about a 7.5mi loop. Hope Gap is boring, and the first mile of Mill Shoals is along a FS road, so boring. Pay attention on the left for a pretty well hidden trail sign to get off the road. It is easy to miss. The rest of Mill Shoals is interesting for the first half mile into the woods with some really nice stream crossings, but forgettable beyond that, especially considering the road hike.

Take the second right back onto Cooper Creek trail for .4 and catch Mill Shoals in for about a 6 mile loop. The only advantage is you don't have to see the same scenery twice, and you get a few more steps in.

ThereIs another Cooper Creek, which is a loop off of the parking area by the main river. It is 1.6 miles and is an OK walk in the woods if you are staying there. Don't make the trip for it.

All in all, if you want an out of the way camping area with some nice day hikes, this wouldn't be a bad place. Beyond Yellow Mountain, though, you aren't getting much, especially considering the top notch trails nearby with the AT, AT connectors, and Brasstown Bald area. But, a day in the woods is always a nice day and my lab loved it for sure.

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