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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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POSTPONED – September 10 GA Work Trip & Clean Trails Day


Where:  2d – Toccoa River » GA Hwy 60
Where:  6b – Fall Branch (at Rd) » Stanley Gap Trail
Where:  8c-d – McKenny Gap » Fowler Mt.
Where:  10b – Jacks River Trail » Hemp Top Trail

When:  Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time:  9:00 AM
Meeting Location:  Blue Ridge Home Depot Parking Lot (Near the Dairy Queen)
Parking:  Available at Home Depot for carpooling.
Plan for the Day:  We will have three crews working on different projects on this day. We will meet at the Home Depot, determine needed tools, and depart for the trail. Because we will be dispersed, there will be no social at the end of the day. Plan on bringing your own food and water for the entire day.

  • Crew 1:  Falls Branch Falls – 6b – Water Diversions
  • Crew 2:  McKenny Gap to Fowler Mountain – 8c-d – Brushing
  • Crew 3:  Jacks River –10b* – Logout and Water Crossing Improvement

Section 10b* is a wilderness area that will require using crosscut saws and manual tools.

Please bring water shoes for working on the water crossing improvement project – expect to get wet.
Also, advisable to bring dry footwear to change into at the end the workday.

What to Wear and Bring:  Minimum 2 liters of water, snacks, long pants, boots, gloves and helmets (available if needed – indicate if needed in the RSVP).


Plan for the Day:
Trail workers are asked to help staff the Clean Trails Day event tents to acquaint our guests with the importance of using the Leave No Trace (LNT) principles when out on the trail and to promote joining one of BMTA’s sponsored hikes and/or participating in a BMTA work trip on the Benton MacKaye Trail.

  • Crew 4:  Fall Branch Falls – 3 shifts (9-11, 11-1 and 1-3 PM)
  • Crew 5:  Suspension Bridge – 3 shifts (9-11, 11-1 and 1-3 PM)

Please indicate which shift location and time you would like when you sign up for the work trip.

Watch for additional information in emails and on the BMTA website!

Contact Bob Cowdrick, (678) 215-5276

Or Register Online below.


Sep 10 2022