Northeast Georgia Mountains / Blairsville

Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi

12471 Gainesville Hwy
Blairsville, GA 30512

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Lofty, cool and breezy, the historical stone building housing Mountain Crossings @ Walasi-Yi (pronounced: "Wa La See Yee") was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and completed in 1937, the same year in which the Appalachian Trail (AT) was completed. The trail itself passes through the building, marking the only covered portion of the trail's 2,100 plus miles. Every year, Mountain Crossings serves more than 2,000 hikers on their way to Maine. The staff evaluates more than 500 packs each year and ships back more than 9,000 pounds of gear from the store.

We invite anyone who has imagined the dream of hiking the AT to come and enjoy the view, people, music, gifts, gear and gab at one of the most unforgettable places on the trail, Mountain Crossings @ Walasi-Yi.

To make an appointment to help prepare for your next thru-hike, section hike, or weekend trip on the Appalachian Trail, call 706-745-6095.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:30AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free


    Nature Trails


    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Number of Stores , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Payment Options

    Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Mountain Crossings' Thru Hiker Kick Off Party

    Mountain Crossings' Thru Hiker Kick Off Party

    02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015

    Mountain Crossings invites you to join in kicking off the 2015 thru-hiker season with a family fun celebration. We will have gear raffles, live music, good food, gear demonstrations, book signings, and more. For the kids, we will provide face painting, hair wraps, and s'mores (ok the adults can participate too!). 

    Raffle tickets are only $10 per ticket. Send cash or a check made out to the Blairsville-Union County Chambers of Commerce (BUCCC) in an envelope addressed to Mountain Cross... read more