Northeast Georgia Mountains / Blairsville

Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi

12471 Gainesville Hwy.
Blairsville, GA 30512

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  • Mountain Crossings in the 1940's

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Mountain Crossings is the premier outdoor outfitter on the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia. 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: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 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


    Number of Stores : 1

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Payment Options




    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages