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Springer Mountain Georgia

We're not just in the Mounatin's shadow, we're in the side of it! It's spectacular up there. Prepare to be awed with our scenic spots, unique geography and natural beauty. Rental homes and cabins range in price from $129 to $500 per night, the Morton Campground is $10-15 per night, and the Jealous Knob Shelter is $5-6. See why we're called the Georgia Mountain Club!

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Springer Mountain is one of Georgia’s most popular hiking destinations. Springer’s rocky slopes give way to beautiful views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountain range, and the Appalachian Trail departs from the summit on a 2200+ mile backpacking trek to Mount Katahdin in Maine. On the summit, the AT’s southern end is commemorated by a bronze plaque near the trail’s southernmost white blaze, and a nearby metal vault holds a trail log signed by the trail’s thru-hikers.

www.atlantatrails.com)Springer Mountain is well-known and well-loved by hikers and backpackers. The mountain’s summit views are outstanding, looking west into the southern Appalachians. And its proximity to Ellijay, one of Georgia’s favorite weekend getaway cities, and the tumbling cascades of Georgia’s tallest waterfall, Amicalola Falls, draws hikers to its network of trails. This rocky mountain summit is most notably home to the southernmost blaze of the Appalachian Trail, the epic-length, much-revered long distance trail that spans over 2,000 miles from North Georgia to Maine. (Source:

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The hike departs the Springer Mountain parking area (view maps and driving directions), traveling west to cross the gravel forest service road, and following the iconic, white rectangular blazes of the Appalachian Trail. The hike begins its ascent to the mountain’s summit, quickly gaining elevation as it turns southward in a broad curve. Views start to extend from the right side of the trail through tree trunks and foliage, partially revealing the beautiful views waiting at the summit.

A bronze plaque on the summit commemorates the final, southernmost white blaze of the Appalachian Trail, the start (or end) of an epic adventure for thru-hikers on their 2,000+ mile journey. Views from the Springer Mountain summit are impressive in any season, but our favorite in fall, when autumn’s cooler temperatures trigger vibrant leaf color in the valley below and across the rolling, distant mountainscape. A blue-blazed trail, the AT Approach Trail, leads southbound from the summit, traveling just over 7 miles to the crest of Amicalola Falls and connecting to the Len Foote Hike Inn Trail. (Source: www.atlantatrails.com)

 

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