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Springer Mt - Long Creek Falls Loop on the BMT and AT




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Springer Mountain   Hike: Springer Mt - Long Creek Falls Loop on the BMT and AT  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Nov 24 2020  9:00 am >> Tue, Nov 24 2020 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Nov 17 2020 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 23 2020 7:21 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
Leigh B
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Join me as I do a fun loop at the southern end of the BMT and AT to Long Creek Falls.

We will start at the Springer Mountain Parking area and head south on the AT to summit Springer Mountain. After the summit, we head North on the AT for a short distance to the southern terminus of the BMT. We wll serpentine on the BMT, crossing the AT two times, taking in a view or two, until the two trails merge at Three Forks. After the merge, we will hike about 2 miles to Long Creek Falls where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will hop on the AT and head south to get back to our cars to complete are loop hike. 

Along the way we will see nice views, a waterfall and hike besides creeks for a beautiful afternoon of hiking on these two iconic trails. This hike is 13 miles with 2600 feet of elevation gain putting it on the low end of the D5 spectrum.

This is a strenuous hike and recent D4/D5 experience is required to join the fun.


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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will be meeting at the trailhead at 9:00.  The service road coming from the West is considerably better than the road from the East.  Either direction is doable in a sedan.

Directions to the trailhead


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