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
Chamber 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
North Georgia Mountain
What is the Trout
Adventure Trail® is a "do it yourself" and "plan your own"
hiking and learning
experience for kids of all ages along legendary trails in the
Chattahoochee National Forest in north Georgia.
Trout Adventure Trail offers individual hikers, families
and organized groups the opportunity to
hike, learn and earn a distinctive commemorative award
patch as recognition of the commitment to outdoor
education, conservationand accomplishment.
The cold water in the streams
along the Trout Adventure Trail offers a refreshing bath
for tired feet. But hikers on the trail also learn about
how the clear cold waters support healthy populations of
rainbow, brown and brook trout, as well as a wide
assortment of amphibians, insects, mollusks and more.
For more information,
Patch, What to Bring, Camping, and
Knowledge from the Trail.
Where is the Trout
The Trout Adventure
Trail® is in the wilderness
on the lands of the Chattahoochee National
in Gilmer County and
the Trout Capital of Georgia. The Trout
Trail weaves through the national
forest about an hour and a half north of
and 45 minutes from
For more information,
Trout Adventure Trail map
What do you want to
the Benton-MacKaye Trail
See the southernmost end of Appalachian
and over trout streams
about trout habitat and watersheds
All of the
On the Trout Adventure Trail®, you can
undertake any or all of these experiences ... and more!
For more information, go to:
Teaching Points of the Trout Adventure Trail.
Proud Partners ...
Blue Ridge District