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.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Moderate to strenuous 6 miles. Each hike has 400’ elevation change. It's a little bit further drive than most of us do but the 2-mile round-trip Waterfalls Trail and 4.8-mile West Rim Trail that includes one additional waterfall at Cloudland Canyon are impressive in the spring. Hike leader Steve Dennison. For more information contact hikeleaderSD@bmtamail.org
Caney Creek Historical Community
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 street lights, concrete sidewalks, a tennis court, hotel, telephones, school and a church, but no stores. It existed from 1918-1941. No automobiles ever […]
Wildcat Creek-Turner Trail Loop with side trip to Rocky Ford cascades.
Approximately 7 miles with brief steep segments. A few lady slippers were found on the trail in 2020. Hiking poles recommended. Trail located in GA Wildlife Management Area. Involves carrying a free GA Lifetime Sportsman license for Georgia residents over 65 or obtain a permit through the GA Department of Natural Resources. Hike leader Steve […]
TN Work Trip April 24
Where: Section 15b and 15c – Sandy Gap to Tate Gap When: Saturday, April 24. 2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Meeting Location: Coker Creek Welcome Center, 10 miles south of Tellico Plains on TN68, at intersection of TN68 and Joe Brown Highway Crew One Crew Leader: Rick Parks & Ken Jones - Sandy Gap to […]