Hiking The Bull Mountain Trail

The 9th most popular hiking trail in Georgia.

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Located northwest of Dahlonega in the Cattachoochee National Forest, the Bull Mountain Trail is a 11 mile hiking loop with almost nine miles of trail through streams and rhododendron tunnels. To reach the hiking trailhead from Dahlongega, head west on SR52 for about 8 miles. Turn right heading north on Nimblewell Church Road for 2.3 miles. Turn right on FS28 heading north for 0.4 miles and then turn west on FS83 for 1.8 miles to trailhead.

From trailhead sign, head south on orange-blazed Bull Mountain Trail. At 4.5 miles, stay left on the Bare Hare Trail. After 4 more miles, stay left onto FS77A. Past another gate, turn right onto a rocky road. After 1.5 miles, turn right onto FS83 heading back to the car.

Overall, Bull Mountain Trail is the 9th most popular hiking trail of all 22 hikes in Georgia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Bull Mountain Trail including Coosa Backcountry Trail, Panther Creek Trail, Jacks River Trail, Carters Lake Recreation Area, Mountaintown Creek and Fort Mountain State ParkNorth Pocket.

Bull Mountain Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Chattahoochee National Forest (404) 536-0541; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446; Mountaintown Outdor Expeditions, Elijay (706) 635-2524.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Georgia" from Donald Pfitzer

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  Amicalola Falls Lodge (702) 265-8888; Black Mountain Lodge, Dahlonega (800) 923-5530

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/conf

GPS:  34.52, -83.985

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/27/2016

ID:  13354

Bull Mountain Trail Hiking Map


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