Hiking Trails in the North Georgia Mountains
Follow us on... Twitter Become a Fan... Highlander on Facebook Mountain Blogs... Highlander Blogs Mountain Events
& Festivals
Calendar of Events Sign up for
Highlander Newsletter
Messages from the Mountains

Hiking Trails in Gilmer County, North Georgia Mountains

Visit Gilmer County in the North Georgia Mountains

Bear Creek Trail

This double-loop trail follows scenic Bear Creek through Hemlock-Cove hardwood forests and passes by the Gennett Popular, and immense, old growth yellow poplar tree. The 2 mile round trip to the "Big Poplar" makes a great family outing. Sections of the trail are narrow, steep, and the path crosses several streams. 6.7 miles.

Directions: Take GA 52 west from Ellijay for 5 miles. Turn right at Bear Creek campground sign onto Gates Chapel Road and go 4.6 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 241 and go about 2 miles to the trailhead parking lot at the end of the road.

Mountaintown Creek Trail

Experience the roaring cascades and waterfalls of Mountaintown Creek Gorge as the trail threads its way through stands of white pine and hemlock. Be prepared to get you feet we as the trail crosses the creek several times. Sections are rocky and narrow and the upper part of the trail is steep. Hills Lake on the lower access road is privately owned and not open to the general public. Access is from the upper trailhead. 5.6 miles.

Directions: Take GA 52 west from Ellijay for 5 miles. Turn right at Bear Creek campground sign onto Gates Chapel Road and go 4.9 miles to the end of the pavement. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 90 and go 1.7 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 68. Turn right and go 3.3 miles to the T-intersection. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 64 and go 7.1 miles to the upper trailhead.

 

Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
Sign up for the Blue Ridge Highlander Newsletter, Messages from the Mountains
to find out first about our new feature stories, road trips and special offers


Your e-mail addresses will not be sold or given away to anyone.

Highlander Privacy Policy

Let our visitors tell you about the Highlander...


Click the feathers to go to the Highlander site map...
Blue Ridge Smoky Mountain Highlander

 

 

designed, produced and hosted by
Travel and Real Estate Guide to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, including North Georgia, Western North Carolina, Tennessee River Valley and Up Country South Carolina

The Blue Ridge Highlander logo, all photography, design, graphics, artwork, writing, digital images, etc are the Copyright ©
of C. Wayne Dukes and Sherry Bell Dukes. 1996 - 2014, except where otherwise stated. All rights reserved, reproduction,
downloading, and/or duplication of any sort is strictly prohibited, all violations will be prosecuted. Legal Policy.
If you have any questions, or comments, regarding this site, e-mail the Highlander.

Blue Ridge Smoky Mountain Highlander