Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi
Blairsville, GA 30512
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
Free Parking, Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Number of Stores , Open Year 'Round
Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
Mountain Crossings' Thru Hiker Kick Off Party
02/27/2016 - 02/27/2016
Each year, we host a party with live music, food, a gear raffle and gear demonstrations by outdoor product companies, and fun for the whole family.
This year's fun includes bluegrass pickin' from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., a s'mores station and hotdogs, face painting and hair wrapping for the kids.
We will hold a gear raffle benefitting the A.T. History Project and their efforts to document the building of the A.T. in connection to the CCC in Union County. Gear will include anything fr...read more