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Springer Mountain to Long Creek Falls via BMT Loop and Three Forks

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Springer Mountain Trailhead. Forest Service Rd 42, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Sep 6 2022  9:00 am >> Tue, Sep 6 2022 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Aug 31 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Sep 5 2022 7:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
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Member Cost:None

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Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
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Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

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Join me as I do a classic and supremely pretty hike from Springer Mountain to Long Creek Falls via the Appalachian Trail adding in a pleasant BMT loop.

We will park at the Springer Mountain Trailhead and take the trail up to the top of Springer and the start of the Appalachian Trail. We will then double back and take a quick right turn on to the BMT past Owen Vista and cute babbling creeks and follow the loop to meet back up with the AT.

We will continue on the AT and this particularly lovely section takes us on a beautiful rolling trail to Three Forks where we will continue on to Long Creek Falls about another mile on. Here we will lunch and then make our way back to the cars at the lot, but we will continue on the AT instead of doubling back on the BMT loop. 

All Trails Map below. It might be a tad unusual andI am 99.9% sure the numbers reflect us doing the loop twice - don't ask. Its a learning curve. Good news is - I know the trails.

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My AllTrails expletive causing custom map

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Trailhead location 4xfE6P8

Springer Mountain Parking. Forest Service Rd 42 30513

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):124Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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