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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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Rock Creek Trail / BMT Loop

7.5 miles with short shuttle, moderate with about 1500′ elevation climb. We will meet at Thunder Rock Camp Ground, shuttle to Rock Creek Trail Head and hike up the Rock Creek Trail, partly paralleling the creek, 5.5 miles to the intersection with the BMT/Dry Pond Lead Trail and return downhill in 2.0 miles to the Thunder Rock Camp Ground. There is one significant creek crossing at mile 4. We suggest bringing wading shoes, dry socks and hiking poles. 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 10 2022


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