50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains

50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains

by Johnny Molloy

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Overview

Lace up your boots and explore the majestic mountains of Georgia

Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He’ll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wilderness in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River. In a region with an incredible wealth of hiking options, Molloy outlines 50 of the most worthwhile trails, providing options for day, overnight, and multi-day hikes for explorers of every experience level. In this beautiful and fully updated third edition of 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains, as with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike—whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge—all in a gorgeous, full-color design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682681329
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 520,647
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Johnny Molloy is the author of several books in Countryman’s 50 Hikes series: North Georgia Mountains, South Carolina, the Ozarks, and Alabama, as well as more than thirty other books.

Table of Contents

Hikes at a Glance 10

Acknowledgments 15

Preface 17

Introduction 19

I Northwest Georgia Mountains 25

1 Waterfalls of Sitton Gulch 26

2 West Rim Loop Trail at Cloudland Canyon 31

3 Chickamauga Battlefield Hike 35

4 Keown Falls/Johns Mountain Double Loop 39

5 The Pocket Hike 43

6 Buzzards Roost 47

7 Fort Mountain Lake Hike 53

8 Gahuti Loop at Fort Mountain State Park 57

9 Emery Creek Falls Via Holly Creek 61

10 Grassy Mountain Tower Via Songbird Trail 65

11 Emery Creek Falls and Overlook 69

12 Tearbritches Wilderness Loop 74

13 Wild Rivers Route 79

14 Jacks River Falls Via Rice Camp Trail 84

15 Penitentiary Loop 89

16 Panther Creek Falls and Overlook 94

17 Cascades of Crenshaw 98

18 Gennett Poplar on Bear Creek 103

II North Central Georgia Mountains 109

19 Amicalola Falls Loop 110

20 At Benton Mackaye Legacy Loop 115

21 Long Creek Falls 119

22 Cooper Creek Scenic Area Loop 123

23 Jarrard Gap at Loop 127

24 Preaching Rock Via Dockery Lake 132

25 Bear Hair Gap Loop 136

26 Sosebee Cove Trail 140

27 Coosa Backcountry Loop 144

28 Blood Mountain Loop 149

29 Desoto Falls Double-Decker Hike 153

30 Cowrock Mountain From Hogpen Gap 158

31 Raven Cliff Falls 162

32 Martin's Mine Meander at Smithgall Woods 166

33 Locust Log Ridge Lookout 170

34 Wagon Train Vista/Brasstown Bald 174

III Northeast Georgia Mountains 179

35 Chattahoochee Headwaters Hike 180

36 Rocky Mountain Loop 185

37 High Shoals Waterfall Walk 189

38 Tray Mountain 193

39 Hemlock Falls 198

40 Wolfstake Knob from Dicks Creek Gap 203

41 Three Falls of the Tallulah River Valley 208

42 James Edmonds Backcountry Loop 213

43 Tennessee Rock Loop 217

44 Rabun Bald 221

45 Rabun Bald and Flat Top Mountain Via Bartram Trail 225

46 Becky Branch Falls and Martin Creek Falls 230

47 Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Ramble 234

48 Tallulah Gorge Loop 239

49 Shortline Trail at Tallulah Gorge 243

50 Panther Creek Falls of Habersham County 247

Index 252

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