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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 BMTA COVID-19 Maintenance Guidelines.

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BMT/Whigg Ridge Trail Loop

Moderately Strenuous – 10.5 miles, elevation climb 2100′. Tellico Plains, TN. We will hike 6 miles up the BMT/Sycamore Creek Trail to Whigg Meadow Road. This is a fairly gradual climb. Then we will hike .5 mile down the road to the trailhead for the Whigg Ridge Trail, then down this trail about 4 miles to the intersection with the BMT and the parking lot. No significant creek crossings. Dogs on a leash attended by well behaved humans are welcome. Bring lunch, plenty of water and bug repellent. Bring water and a snack for your dog as well. Hike Leaders Rick and Brenda Harris.

For more information contact or call 423.253.6358.


Jun 20 2022


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