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Blue Ridge/Dial/Morganton Beautiful drive through the mountains and countryside surrounding Blue Ridge, Dial and Morganton in Fannin County. A great introduction to the area, including Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River. Available for download or contact the Welcome Center at 800-899-mtns. Download here
Blue Ridge to EllijayA three to five hour trip from Blue Ridge through a dense hardwood mountain forest to a beautiful secluded mountain lake. For skilled drivers, four-wheel SUV preferred. Available for download or contact the Welcome Center at 800-899-mtns. Download here
Blue Ridge to Dahlonega & Apple AlleyThis day trip, originally produced by the U.S. Forest Service, is beautiful any time of the year, but is especially beautiful in the fall. The drive begins and ends at the intersection of Georgia Highway 5 and 515 in Blue Ridge. Round trip mileage is 102.4 miles and approximate driving time without stops is three to four hours. Available for download or contact the Welcome Center at 800-899-6867. Download here
Blue Ridge, Suches & Blairsville This drive combines some of the prettiest views of the countryside with curvy mountain roads and lots of roadside attractions, including the historic Skeenah Mill, Swinging Bridge on the Toccoa River, Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery, Lake Winfield Scott, Vogel State Park and more opportunities for side trips. It can easily turn into a full day trip. Round trip mileage is 76 miles and approximate driving time without stops is two hours. Download Here
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Northville-Placid Trail (NPT) traverses 15.2 miles through the Blue Mountain Wild Forest. The majority of the length is between the southern trailhead on State Route 28/30 (near the DEC Lake Durant Campground) and the northern trailhead on State Route 28N. The trail ascends approximately 1,200 feet from the trailheads over the shoulder of an unnamed mountain - the highest point on the 133-mile NPT. The trail passes along the foot of Blue Mountain and the shore of Tirrell Pond.
The trail also continues west of State Route 28/30 for 0.2 mile to the DEC Lake Durant Campground access road, then along the access road for another 0.2 mile and finally 0.6 mile across the Wild Forest before entering the Blue Ridge Wilderness. The Northville Placid Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download.
Blue Mountain Trail (3,760 feet) extends 2.2 miles and ascends 1,550 feet from the trailhead on State Route 30 (near the Adirondack Museum) and the summit of the mountains. The rocky summit provides partial views in all directions of the central Adirondacks including Lake Durant, Blue Mountain Lake, Raquette Lake, Essex Chain Lakes, Blue Ridge, Vanderwhacker Mountain and the High Peaks. Also on the summit is the Blue Mountain Fire Tower which is open to the public. Climb the stairs to the cab at the top and enjoy the view. The Blue Mountain Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download.
Tirrell Pond Trail extends 3.0 miles to the Northville Placid Trail turns right and traverses another 0.3 mile to the shore of Tirrell Pond. The trail ascends 170 feet in the first 1.75 miles before dropping 450 feet over the last 1.5 miles to the pond. The trail provides views of Blue Mountain and Buck Mountain along the way. A lean-to and a sandy beach at the end of the trail provide a view of Tirrell Mountain to the east. The Tirrell Pond Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download.
Rock Lake Trail extends 0.8 mile from the trailhead on State Route 28/30 to the shore of Rock Lake, dropping only 80 feet in elevation in that distance. Rock Lake is not only scenic but provides paddling and fishing opportunities as well. The Rock Lake Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download.
Rock River Trail extends 3.0 miles from the trailhead on State Route 28/30 to the banks of the Rock River, dropping 380 feet in elevation. The majority of the descent occurs on a .3 mile section of trial approximately 0.5 mile from the trailhead. The trail skirts the eastern shore of Rock Lake and is used by anglers in the summer and snowmobilers in the winter. It offers pristine forest views ending at a scenic view of Rock River. The Rock River Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download.
Using the map, you can scroll around to find new parks, trails, and landmarks to explore. Clicking on a location gives you the option to learn more about it. They share the distance, elevation gain, and access information on each trail. The free version lets you download maps for an area to navigate and track progress offline. 153554b96e