Take a hike with BMT
The following hikes are sponsored by the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) Association:
- April 26, Friday: Easy hike and lazy lunch on the (Jacks River) Rocks. Five miles. We will meet near Blue Ridge at 10 a.m. and carpool to Dally Gap adjacent to the Cohutta Wilderness. Our leisurely down and back hike begins at Dally and follows the Jacks River Trail (and the BMT briefly) for 2.5 miles to the first crossing of the Jacks River. We will use the fine sitting rocks at the river crossing for a leisurely lunch. BYO lunch.
- May 18 (Saturday) Moderate AT-BMT Springer Mountain Upper Loop hike of 4.6 miles includes 1.2 miles on the Appalachian Trail and 3.4 mi. on the Benton MacKaye Trail. The southern terminus of both trails and two great vistas from atop bluffs on the way, one on each trail are main features. Only about 0.8 mile of the trip's initial start up Springer Mountain has much climb (of a few hundred feet elevation change) and it's not all that steep. This is a favorite Georgia loop trail of many hikers. The leader will share some history of the two trails in this area along the way. Contact hike leader George Owen evenings between 7-11 p.m. at 706-374-4716.