Part of the Appalachian Trail goes through North Georgia and while the 2,190-mile hike might seem a little daunting, one Georgia hiking trail will give you just a taste of the heights and views.

The Byron Herbert Reece Trail in Cleveland, Georgia will take you to Blood Mountain's Summit, which is the highest point of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia.

The entire journey is about 4.4-miles round trip and is open year-round.

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You'll only take the Byron Reece Trail for 0.7-miles, then you'll be met with the Appalachian Trail and start your 1.5-mile adventure to the top of Blood Mountain. 

The elevation will quickly rise 400-feet as you begin hiking and will continue to increase as you get closer to the top. 

On the top of Blood Mountain, you'll be met with a giant rocky outcrop that you can rest on and get amazing views from. 

You'll see mountain tops and valleys for miles when you look out from the top, and if you go early in the morning, you might just be eye-level with the clouds. 

The photos you'll take will look like something out of a magazine and some you can always look back on and feel accomplished. 

Blood Mountain 

Price: Free

Address: Blood Mountain Wilderness, Cleveland, GA 

Why You Need To Go: While this is a longer hike, you'll get to experience standing on the top of the highest point of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. 


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

 
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