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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 Hiker Guidelines.

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Thunder Rock Express to Chestnut Mountain Trail

Thunder Rock Express to Chestnut Mountain Trail to BMT down to Thunder Rock Campground. Moderate 6.5 miles. Whitewater Center in Ducktown, TN. Hike Leaders Tom and Carolyn Sewell. For more information contact


Jan 16 2023


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