BMTA ACTIVITY CALENDAR
BMTA normally schedules four or five hikes per month, some “leisure” hikes that are shorter and easier and some 5 to 8 miles and of moderate difficulty. In addition, we have occasional backpacking hikes and more difficult ones that might be called “hardy hikes.” Occasionally we co-sponsor hikes with other organizations. Some, but not all, of our hikes are “dog friendly.” Although more hikes are in Georgia than the other states, you will find hikes in all three BMT states: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Gorges State Park near Sapphire, NC for Rainbow Falls and Whitewater Falls
Spectacular falls-one is a 411 foot fall. Moderate 5-mile hike with good possibility of seeing one of the closest rainbows ever. Two hour drive each way from Blairsville, GA. Leader will provide link to Google Maps directions from Blairsville, GA to Gorges State Park. Date subject to change if cloudy skies forecast in vicinity of falls. Leader has hiked it twice both times seeing huge rainbow around noon to 12:30 PM on sunny days with large waterfall in background during return portion of the hike. Good canopy on this trail and fairly high elevation so heat shouldn’t be a major issue. Hike Leader Steve Dennison. For more information contact hikeleaderSD@bmtamail.org.