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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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BMT Trail Town Community Announcement Ceremony – April 22, 2023

Join us at the Georgia Mountain Trail Fest as the Benton MacKaye Trail Association welcomes East Ellijay, Ellijay and Gilmer County as a BMT Trail Town Community.

Be sure to stop by BMTA’s booth to say “hi”! Learn more about BMTA’s sponsored hikes as well as what we do to maintain the trail.

While you’re there, try your hand at cutting your own piece of the pine at our inter-active crosscut exhibit.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Joy,


Apr 22 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm