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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:Sat, Jun 19 2021  9:00 am >> Sat, Jun 19 2021 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 14 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 18 2021 6:30 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
RonnyJ
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Join us as we 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 will 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 hop on the AT and head south to get back to our cars to complete our loop hike. 

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

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


Required Items to Bring:

Lunch and snacks

Water

Sturdy shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Sunscreen and hat

Electrlytes

Poles

Rain Gear

Bug Spray


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


Notes:


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