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.
Duncan Ridge Trail from Mulky Gap to Sarvis Gap and return
Moderate to strenuous 8 miles. Excellent winter views. Hike leader Steve Dennison. For more information, contact hikeleaderSD@bmtamail.org.
Spend the Night Under the Stars – Fort Mountain State Park
March 1—3, 2021 Day Hikers Are Welcome on the Daily Hikes BMTA is sponsoring an overnight camping opportunity at Fort Mountain State Park. Several BMTAers already are planning to camp along the lake campground Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday nights (weather permitting). Tuesday’s hike will be the Gahuti Backcountry Trail, an 8.2-mile strenuous hike. You’ll […]
Gahuti Backcountry Trail at Fort Mountain State Park
Strenuous 8.2 miles. This trail travels around the edge of the park and passes below the summits of both Cohutta and Fort Mountains down to the lake and back to Cool Springs Overlook. The distance and elevation changes make this hike strenuous. Along the way you will see many views which are not visible during […]
Loop hike at Fort Mountain State Park
Moderate 5 miles. You will walk on parts of the Gahuti Trail, Gold Mine Creek Trail, Lake Trail and Big Rock Nature Trail. Hiking poles are recommended for the short but tricky Gold Mine Trail and parts of the Big Rock Trail. Hike leader Mike Pilvinsky. For more information contact hikeleaderMP@bmtamail.org.
Laurel Ridge Trail
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. For more information contact hikeleaderHB@bmtamail.org.
Benton MacKaye, Hemp Top and Jacks River Trails
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 a 2.6 repeat of the BMT to Watson Gap. Moderately strenuous 8.3 miles. Hike leader Steve Dennison. For more information contact hikeleaderSD@bmtamail.org.