The Benton MacKaye Trail winds nearly 300 miles through the Appalachian mountains. The trail runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to the Big Creek Campground on the northern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. View / Print Benton-MacKaye Trail For more information visit www.bmta.org
This trail follows the Hiwassee River along the path that famed naturalist John Muir took on his “Thousand Mile Walk to the Sea.” Great trail for wildflowers, birding, and river views. Moderate 20 mile hike beginning at Childers Creek in Reliance and ending near the TN / NC line.