Hiking Trails

List and general information on Blue Ridge Area Hiking Trails - Aska, Benton MacKaye, Jacks River...

A Hiking Map with Directions

This is a PDF map from the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce and visitors Center.

Benton MacKaye Trail

This trail journeys deep into the most remote areas of Fannin County. Beginning at Springer Mountain, the Benton MacKaye skirts the Ridge of Bald Mountain with occasional scenic views on the trail or a short walk from the trail.

Cohutta Wilderness Area Hiking Trails

For fun in the outdoors the Cohutta Wilderness Area cannot be beat. With more than 40,000 acres in Georgia and Tennessee, the Cohuttas comprise the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi. The Cohutta Mountains are part of the oldest known mountains in the world.

Green Mountain Trail

An easy to moderate trail.

Jacks River Trail

This moderate 16.9 mile trail will require at least one night under the stars, but it`s worth the trip.

Lake Blue Ridge Loop Trail

This easy trail begins as a hike along the shore of Lake Blue Ridge, and then meanders through the woods on the return trip.

Stanley Gap Trail

This moderate to difficult point-to-point trail is 4.6 miles.

Swinging Bridge (Benton MacKaye Trail)

This 265 foot long bridge is the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi River.

The Appalachian Trail

Springer Mountain in southern Fannin County is the start of a 2,000+ mile trek to Maine`s Mount Katahdin known as the Appalachian Trail.