About Fannin County, GA
"Trout Capital of Georgia"
the Georgia State Legislature in 2010 as Trout Capital
Georgia, Fannin County lies in the Appalachian Mountains,
90 miles north of Atlanta, bordering on North Carolina and
from within the county seat of Blue
Ridge to the county border north, south, east and west, more than 100 miles of trout streams and rivers wind
through Fannin County across 100,000 acres of the
Chattahoochee National Forest. Blue Ridge is a quaint
mountain gateway town with art galleries, downtown shopping,
delectable restaurants, a scenic railroad, and get-away
cabins nestled on mountain ridges, in peaceful valleys
and on scenic waters.
The headquarters for the Trout Adventure
Trail in Fannin County is the
of Commerce in Blue Ridge.
About Gilmer County, GA
"Georgia's Apple Capital"
County is Georgia’s Apple Capital and contains abundant
National Forest lands,
including Springer Mountain, the southernmost terminus of
the Appalachian Trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Gilmer County is located along Highway 515/GA Highway 5, about
75 miles north of Atlanta. At more than 430 square miles
big, the heavily wooded landscape stretches across the
southernmost reach of north Georgia’s Blue Ridge
the capital and largest town in Gilmer County is an
“Appalachian Trail Town” and is located about 40 minutes east of the Trout Adventure
Trail. The official
headquarters for the Trout Adventure Trail in Ellijay is
Commonly asked questions regarding hike planning on the Trout
time it takes to complete a given hike varies, depending on
the route selected, the ages and abilities of the hikers,
the amount of time taken for breaks and meals, etc.
Little legs need more steps and time to complete a
hike. A hike with opportunity for observation and informal
education will be more enjoyable.
Generally speaking, the
are short enough to complete in less than a half-day, even
with young hikers and time spent at the waterfall (BLUE)
and Springer Mountain vista site (RED).
The GREEN and
are designed as full day hikes, but fit hikers can complete
them in less than a day by hiking straight through.
Yes, provided they take
someone aged 18 or younger with them on the hike, because
the purpose of the Trout Adventure Trail is to give kids the
opportunity to experience the woods.
Earning a Patch.
Miler" patch is designed to reward hikers who complete all
segments of the trail by December 31, 2013. It does not
matter if the GOLD
route is completed as described on the website or in a
different sequence, going in different directions, or at
different times. The
only requirement is that all segments be completed.ÜSee
Earning a Patch.