Length: 35.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: In Chattahoochee National Forest, links the Appalachian NST N of Springer Mountain to DeSoto Falls.
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This challenging trail follows high, dry ridges for most of its length. The trail begins on Long Creek near Three Forks, on the Appalachian Trail, goes north, and crosses the Toccoa River on a 260-foot swinging bridge. The trail then leads north and west along Duncan Ridge through Mulky Gap to Slaughter Gap. It includes many steep climbs and descents over several mountain tops. The trail is blue blazed for all of this section but also has yellow blazes on the eastern portion, where the Coosa Backcountry Trail shares the same treadway and also will have the white diamonds of the Benton MacKaye Trail from Long Creek Falls for Rhodes Mountain. About 1.25 miles on the eastern end are within the Blood Mountain Wilderness. A 60 mile loop trail can be made by combining this trail with the Appalachian Trail.
Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil
Average Grade: 8%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 1,920
Elevation High Point: 4,271
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
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