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Weaver Creek to Rocky Mountain

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Take on a challenging climb on the Benton Mackaye Trail from Weaver Creek to Rocky Mountain.


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6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Out and Back

3,340' 1,018 m

High

1,908' 582 m

Low

1,525' 465 m

Up

1,525' 465 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Overview

This out-and-back is a rewarding, tough climb to Rocky Mountain on nice singletrack. There are some nice views in the winter.

Need to Know

There are no facilities at the trailhead or along the route so plan accordingly. There are a few small creeks near the trailhead for water. White diamonds mark the trail. The area has spotty cell service. The trailhead is easy to drive to but not heavily used like some other trailheads in the area.

Description

Hikers will enjoy this singletrack climb up the Benton Mackaye Trail to Rocky Mountain. Overall, the trail is a nice singletrack with a rigorous climb on the way out. The footing is mostly good with some rocks and leaves to watch out for.

Pay attention to the white diamond blazes, especially the double diamonds that will be found at intersections and sharp turns. Look for the sharp left turn at 1.7 miles from the trailhead. At 2.9 miles, Stanley Creek Trail joins the BMT.

This is a nice hike with occasional good views from the ridgeline and Rocky Mountain, especially in the winter when the trees are bare. After enjoying the views from the summit, head back to start, retracing your steps for a nice long downhill to finish up your hike.

Flora & Fauna

Mountain laurel thickets.

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Shared By:

Russ Johnson

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Photos

Great view of Lake Blue Ridge from Scroggins Knob at mile 45.6
Aug 6, 2019 near Blue Ridge, GA
A wild orchid ... the Pink Lady Slipper
May 19, 2019 near Blue Ridge, GA
A wild orchid ... Rare White Lady Slipper.
May 19, 2019 near Blue Ridge, GA
An old sentry on top of Scroggins Knob
Aug 14, 2019 near Blue Ridge, GA
Junction of Stanley Gap and Benton Mackaye Trails
Feb 14, 2018 near Blue Ridge, GA

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Nov 28, 2020
Erin Murphy
Back of the mountains 6.7mi
Nov 6, 2018
Jim Vaughn
Jun 28, 2018
Sarah Petty
Nice quiet trail didn’t see a soul! BLUEBERRIES EVERYWHERE! 6.6mi
May 9, 2018
Joe Schwarz
Good workout, first half mostly uphill. 6.6mi