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.
Easy 4 mile loop with 470’ elevation change. Hike starts along the Chattahoochee River and ends with nice views of Lake Lanier and the Buford Dam. Hike leader Howard Baggett. […]
We will start hiking from Watson Gap, enter the Cohutta Wilderness on the BMT, then use the Hemp Top and Jack’s River Trails to complete a circle and return over […]
Moderate 6.5 miles. Hike leader Evelin Yarns. For more information contact hikeleaderEY@bmtamail.org.
Strenuous 7.9 miles. Hike leader Steve Dennison. For more information contact hikeleaderSD@bmtamail.org.
Where: Section 2b (No Name Gap » Bryson Gap) and 2d (Toccoa River » GA Hwy 60). Where: Section 3a, 3b and 3c (GA 60 >> Skeenah Gap). Meet: 9:00 […]
Moderate 7 miles. Hike to the abandoned historical community of Caney Creek on the Ocoee River (one large creek crossing). See lots of artifacts. This tiny town had mass transit, bathtubs, electric […]
The US Forest Service, in conjunction with the Georgia Forestry Commission, are planning a joint prescribed burn, Monday, March 22, 2021. The 936 acre West Skeenah prescribed burn unit is […]
Moderate 5.5 miles will include a couple miles of newly developed trail along the Cartecay River. Two shallow creek crossings. Great river views and even a visit to the archery […]
CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAINS IN THE AREA! Where: Section 12d - McFarland » White Oak Flats, FS 103 Where: Section 12e - FS 103 >> trestle When: Saturday, March 27, […]
Moderate 4 miles with a 435’ elevation change. Hike leader Martha Fowler. For more information contact hikeleaderMF@bmtamail.org
Moderate 5 mile loop with an 860’ elevation gain. This is a newer and less used section of the Preserve. Hike Leader Howard Baggett. For more information contact hikeleaderHB@bmtamail.org.
Moderately strenuous 10.8 miles round-trip. Since social distancing is essential, it’s the perfect time to hike a section of the BMT as a "moving meditation.” Elevation gain in -- approximately […]