Historic High Country / East Ellijay

Appalachian Trail

PO Box 654
East Ellijay, GA 30540

706-635-7400
  • AT Marker


The Appalachian Trail in Georgia extends some 75 miles through the primitive areas of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Although rising at times to elevations of over 4,000 feet, the Trail is mostly along ridges at elevations of about 3,000 feet. It offers unlimited hiking adventure of exceptional challenge and variety.

Ascents and descents are sometimes steep, but are often rewarded by scenic vistas from rocky outcrops and open summits. A series of white blazes, trail marking, indicate the Appalachian Trail while blue blazes designate side trails and trails to water. Along the way, hikers will find shelters for camping.

Ellijay, Ga., is proud to now be an Appalachian Trail Community. The Trail's southern terminus is located atop remote Springer Mountain, near Forest Service Road 42 in Gilmer County. Because this area is difficult to reach by automobile, an 8.8-mile blue blazed "approach trail" begins at Amicalola Falls State Park on GA 52. Outstanding peaks along the trail include Big Cedar Mountain, Blood Mountain, Cowrock Mountain, Rocky Mountain, and Tray.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
    Monday: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
    Tuesday: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
    Wednesday: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
    Thursday: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
    Friday: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
    Saturday: 12:00AM - 11:59PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking