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.
Laurel-Snow Trail to Laurel Falls
Laurel-Snow Trail to Laurel Falls. Moderate 6.1- mile trail out and back in Laurel-Snow State Natural Area near Dayton, TN. Two-hour drive each way from Blue Ridge. Leader will provide link to Google Maps directions from Blairsville, GA to trailhead. Hike Leader Steve Dennison. For more information contact hikeleaderSD@bmtamail.org.
BMT: Hudson Gap to Fowler Mountain and back.
Moderate 7.8 miles on the BMT. Co-sponsored with Georgia Forest Watch. Dog friendly hike (adult humans may bring a leashed dog). High clearance vehicles are recommended from Bushy Head Gap to the trailhead. Members only and register early—only six hikers permitted from each organization. Hike leaders: Ken Cissna (BMTA) and Andrew Linker (GFW). For more information contact hikeleaderKC@bmtamail.org
Big Frog, Rough Creek, Benton MacKaye Trails Loop off FS 221 in TN
This moderately strenuous hike has one significant climb in the morning with three creek crossings after lunch - over 6 mi. with brief gravel road walk to complete the loop. Hike leader George Owen. For more information contact hikeleaderGO@bmtamail.org.