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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.

*Please refer to: BMTA COVID-19 Hiker Guidelines and Hiker Guidelines.

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Benton MacKaye and Jacks River Trails in the Cohutta Wilderness.

Moderate five-mile hike starting at Dally Gap on the Hemp Top Trail to the intersection of the BMT then down the BMT to the Jacks River Trail to the first crossing of the river. We will have access to the river for some relaxation and splash time. We will return to Dally Gap on the Jacks River Trail. Requires a five-mile drive on a USFS road to Dally Gap. Hike Leaders Carolyn and Tom Sewell.

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Jul 18 2022


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