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GEORGIA MOUNTAINS HIKING


Be sure to obtain a good hiking guide with maps of the North Georgia Mountains.  These guides and maps can be obtained at one of 2 outfitters in Ellijay.  Ellijay Outfitters is located in the historical downtown of Ellijay and North Georgia Mountain Outfitters located just off Highway 515 in Ellijay near the Eckerd and behing the Conoco gas station. Join Georgia Mountain Outfitters for various free of charge hikes and you can get your dayhiking supplies, last minute items and even gear rental. Everyone is invited to join them and no experience is necessary unless otherwise noted.




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The Aska Trails Area is a hiking mountain biking trail system east of Ellijay and south of Blue Ridge in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Deep Gap on Aska Road in Blue Ridge. Various trails range from 1 to 5.5 miles and vary in difficulty. Trails climb to 3,200 feet with views of mountain ridges and descend to the shores of Lake Blue Ridge.
Trailheads are located at Deep Gap, Stanley Gap, Shady Falls Road and Forest Road 711 by way of Campbell Camp Road. Parking fee is $3 per vehicle. Bulletin boards at trailheads show maps of the area and the trail system. The Aska Trails system includes the following trails.

Green Mountain Trail - 4.6 miles
Flat Creek Loop - 5.8 miles
Stanley Gap Trail - 5.5 miles
Long Branch Loop - 2.0 miles








Carters Lake Amadahy Trail  a 3.5 mile loop with great views of Carters Lake and the largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi. Be aware this is a multi-use trail and is also used by mountain bikers. To reach this trailhead take Hwy 282/76 west of Ellijay about 17 miles to the Woodring Branch Recreation Area sign on the left. Turn here and follow this road to the signed trailhead and parking.

Carters Lake Tumbling Waters Nature Trail - This is a very simple 1.2 mile round trip hike featuring a narrow upper cove of Carters Lake, and the tumbling waters of Tails Creek. After a short stroll near the shore and through the woods, the trail splits left to a tall bridge over Tails Creek at one half mile. The bridge looks way down upon the cascades of the creek as it enters the lake. Continue across the bridge, follow the trail right for a quarter mile, to a deck near the creekside. Side trails lead along the cascading creek here. Backtrack across the bridge and turn left, hiking another quarter mile, to another deck with a higher perspective of the cascades. Follow the trail back to the beginning trailhead. Directions to the trailhead from Ellijay: take Hwy 76/282 west about ten miles to the Ridgeway Public Use sign at street on left. Follow this road to the right turn for the boat ramp. Keep going towards the boat ramp, the trailhead is well signed on the right.

Carters Lake Talking Rock Trail - a fairly easy to moderate hike with 2.6 miles roundtrip. The trail winds through the woods near the dams of Carters Lake. The trail passes a small pond, its branch upstream, over a short ridge, to a small loop at trail's end to reverse course back to the beginning trailhead. Along the way are many signs with information explaining the surrounding nature. Nearby is the Lake's Visitors Center with exhibits, information, short nature trail, and overlooks of the lake. Directions to trailhead from Ellijay: take Old Hwy 5 4.3 miles south from town, turn right onto Hwy 382, follow this road 10 miles until it ends at Highway 136. Turn right, go 3.2 miles to turn right at Carters Lake Dam Visitors Center. The trailhead is on the left, on the road leading to Northbank Park.