Blood Mountain Appalachian Trail
CANCELLED DUE TO TRAIL CLOSURES. Tropical storm Irma did extensive damage and the trails are closed due to safety hazards.
Join us on our hike to the summit of the tallest peak on Georgia’s stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Blood Mountain has stunning summit views and is one the most popular hikes. We will depart from Lake Winfield Scott to hike the Blood Mountain Wilderness, one of Georgia’s most beautiful forest. We will follow Slaughter Creek Trail filled with ferns, wildflowers, small creek tributaries, and a boulder filled forest. The ascent up is worth it once you see the stunning views at the summit. You will also see the famous stone shelter build in 1939. We will relax and enjoy lunch on Picnic Rock, also a famous landmark. After enjoying the breath taking views and exploring the area, we will descend down the mountain for an easy hike back to Lake Winfield Scott campsite.
This trip is great for beginners, who aren't ready to camp in the back country. Our base camp will be in Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Camp Ground. You will be pleased to know that they have bathrooms with hot showers.
Arrive Friday anytime after 3:00. We will depart Saturday morning for Blood Mountain summit hike. The views at the top are breath taking. After a long day hike, we will return to base camp for hot showers, delicious food, and a relaxing evening around the campfire. Meals will be provided.
What you get:
- 2 Nights Stay at Lake Windfield Scott Campground
- Tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, and other gear
- Guided Hike
- ALL Meals Provided (Friday 1 meal, Saturday 3 meals, Sunday 1 meal)
- Safety, Wildlife, and Basic Hiking Instructions
Gear to Bring:
All gear and supplies needed are included except for what is on the gear list below. Although the average temperature in Suches, GA is low 55 and high 78 during this time of year, please plan for cold nights as the weather can be unpredictable.
- Day Pack
- Clothing (Additional layers in colder months)
- Water Bottle (water will be available for refill)
- Notebook and Pen
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Durable Shoes
- Camp Pillow
- Camp Shoes
- Beverages (water and coffee will be provided)
Additional instructions will be provided upon registration.
From Blainsville, take U.S. 19/129 south for 10 miles. Turn right (west) on Georgia 180 for 7 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 37 at Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area entrance.
From Dahlonega, take U.S. 19 north for approximately 20 miles. Turn left (west) on Georgia 180 for 7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 37 at Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area entrance.
439 Lake Winfield Scott Road
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