We all try to get our adrenaline pumping every now and then. Whether it is bungee jumping, going on a rollercoaster, or zip lining, you are sure to feel like a daredevil. Well, Georgia has the largest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi, and you can walk across it if you dare.
Coming in at 270 feet long, this swinging bridge is one for the books. It is located on the Benton MacKaye Trail, over the Toccoa River.
A swinging bridge...over a river, even better for you adrenaline junkies.
There are a few ways to actually get to the bridge, so you can pick what suits you the best.
Two trails lead up to this swinging adventure: the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Duncan Ridge National Recreation Trail in Fannin County.
Both of these treks are short and nice walks, so you can save your energy and concentration for the bridge. If you are not a big hiker, these are the trails for you.
If you are more of a water person, you can paddle through the Toccoa River Canoe Trail and stop when you get to the bridge.
With every step you take, the bridge will swing, it is not called The Swinging Bridge just for fun.
The hike to the bridge and back is only a .5-mile trip, but if you want a more scenic walk, you can take the 2-mile trip to see more than just the bridge.
With both trials, you'll come across a part of the river with a small waterfall that makes for the perfect mid-hike break and cool down spot.
On the BMT trail, you will walk through the forest on a sandy, walking path. If you decide to continue on the trail, you will come across some scenic views, but it is a more challenging decision.
If you really want to look outdoorsy, make sure to take a few cool pictures on the bridge.
The Swinging Bridge is located at Hwy 60, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 and is open from sun up to sun down.
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