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.
Moderate six mile hike (650’ elevation change) covers the lower north flank and top of Rich Mountain. Hike Leader Ken Cissna hikeleaderKC@bmtamail.org.
then FS road to No Name Bald rejoining the BMT back to Three Forks. Moderate 7.5 moderate miles. 1,000 ft elevation gain. Hike Leader Ken Cissna hikeleaderKC@bmtamail.org.
BMT/AT divergence near the end of Fontana Dam to same on the south side near the Marina. Easy three miles. Could be done as a shuttle or start at multiple […]
Moderate five miles, (600’ elevation change) with three minor creek crossings. Trip will include Springer Mountain (the southern start of the AT), the Benton MacKaye Memorial Placard at the start […]
Strenuous nine miles, 1,000 ft elevation change, with a beautiful ridge line walk along the NC/TN state line. Added attractions include an old engraved stone marker on the ridge marking […]
Annual Meeting Hike Fest from Unicoi Lodge in Helen, GA. Short 2-mile roundtrip hike but it has a lot of stairs to maneuver. Seven-mile drive from the lodge. Hike Leader […]
Easy 2.5 miles with a 100’ elevation change. Meet at the Unicoi Lodge in Helen, GA. Hike Leaders Tom and Carolyn Sewell. Departs lodge at 3:30 PM. Meet on the […]
BMTA's 40th Annual Meeting & Hike Fest will be held at the beautiful Unicoi Lodge in Helen Georgia. We'll be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Benton MacKaye Trail Association […]
Moderate/strenuous 10-mile hike. Hike Leaders Tom and Carolyn Sewell. Departs lodge at 9 AM. Meet on the porch at Unicoi Lodge, Helen, GA. 15 minutes prior to departure.
Seven-mile drive from the lodge. A scenic 5-mile roundtrip hike along a cascading mountain stream to towering cliffs with two waterfalls. Some difficult footing due to erosion. Hike Leader Bill […]
Meet at Unicoi Lodge and drive to the new riverside trail just on the south edge of Helen. We will then walk 1.25 miles through the woods to the Hardeman […]
Easy, great 4-mile hike at nearby Moccasin State Park. Seventeen-mile drive from Unicoi Lodge. Hike Leader Mike Pilvinsky. Departs lodge at 1 PM. Meet on the porch of Unicoi Lodge, […]