Hiking Trails in the North Georgia Mountains
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Hiking Trails in Lumpkin County, North Georgia Mountains

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Bull Mountain Trail

This trail features a 4 mile single track experience with 11 additional miles of lightly traveled dirt and gravel Forest Service roads to complete the loop. elevations range from 1,700 to 2,500 feet. The single track trail is shared by mountain bicycles and horses. The remaining 11 miles is subject to motor vehicle traffic. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the single track trail.

Directions: Take GA 52 west from dahlonega for 8.5 miles. Turn right onto Nimblewill Road and continue for 2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 28-1 and follow signs for the Bull Mountain parking area on Forest Service Road 83.

DeSoto Falls Trail

This trail begins at the bridge in the lower loop of DeSoto Falls Recreation Area. A relatively easy 0.25 mile trail leads south to lower falls; the upper Falls is about 0.75 mile one way to the north. 2.5 miles.

Directions: Take U.S. 129 north from Cleveland for 15 miles or U.S. 19 north from Dahlonega for 18 miles to the DeSoto Falls Recreation area.

Logan Turnpike Trail

This former toll road of the 1800's crosses some of Georgia's most rugged terrain and accesses Raven Cliffs Wilderness. A historical marker on the approach road to the trailhead designates the toll keeper's house. The trail parallels Town Creek. The first mile is easy but the next is strenuous. This historic trail accesses the Appalachian Trail at Tesnatee Gap.

Directions: Take US 19 north from Dahlonega for 13.5 miles to Turners Corner. Turn right and proceed south on US 129 for 2.8 miles. Turn left on Town Creek Road (paved first 1.5 miles) and go 2.8 miles. parking area is at the wilderness boundary. Trail begins at the parking area.

 

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