Hiking and fishing on the Trout Adventure Trail in Georgia 
Plan your own hiking and learning experience on existing famous trails
 along the southernmost reach of the Appalachian Mountains
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About Fannin County, GA
"Trout Capital of Georgia"

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Fannin County, GA -- Trout Capital of GeorgiaDesignated by
the Georgia State Legislature in 2010 as Trout Capital
of Georgia,
Fannin County lies in the Appalachian Mountains, 90 miles north of Atlanta, bordering on North Carolina and Tennessee.

Extending 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
Ü Fannin County Chamber
of Commerce
Blue Ridge.

About Gilmer County, GA  "Georgia's Apple Capital"

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Gilmer County, GeorgiaGilmer 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 Mountains. 

 Ellijay, 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 Ü North Georgia Mountain Outfitters.  

Trout Adventure Trail

Partners in Education, Discovery, Conservation and More!

Group leaders, such as scout leaders, teachers, and camp administrators should refer to the pages provided on this website for information on organizing and conducting a hike on the Trout Adventure Trail. Inquiries from organizations interested in promoting common objectives of providing outdoor experiences to kids may contact us at
TroutAdventureTrail@gmail.com. With parental permission, you may send pictures from your Trout Adventure Trail experience to: Ü TroutAdventureTrail@gmail.com or post them on our Ü Facebook page.

Please revisit this page often to learn more about how Trout Unlimited, the USDA Forest Service and Boy Scouts of America have joined together to build the first Trout Adventure Trail.

Trout Unlimited

Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited

Ü Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited -- Chapter 696 is a chapter of Trout Unlimited® based in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and covering Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties. However, members of the chapter hail from several states, including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and California.

The mission of Blue Ridge Trout Unlimited is to further TU National goals of protecting, restoring, and conserving coldwater fisheries by involving its members and supporters in conservation, education, fund raising, and communication directed to coldwater fisheries in the North Georgia Mountains and the people who may use and depend upon those fisheries. Chapter youth education efforts are designed to inspire and teach conservation ethics and love for the outdoors. 

BRMTU encourages outdoor and wilderness activities for recreation and for conservation service. In addition to the Trout Adventure Trail, chapter education programs include Ü Trout in the Classroom programs in three local schools, river cleanups and stream improvements, Gilmer HS Trout Unlimited Club, Salute to Scouting (Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts), Cub Scout Fishing Rodeos, and Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge. For contact information, see Ü the chapter's website.

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Ralph Artigliere
Education Director

573 Ridge Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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USDA National Forest Service

USDA Forest Service Ü Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests -- Blue Ridge District
Ü Jim Wentworth
     Wildlife Biologist
     2042 Highway 515 West
     Blairsville, GA 30512
     Phone: 706 745-6928
     Fax: 706 745-7494
     Office Hours: open Monday-Friday: 8-11:30 an; closed 11:30 am-12:30 pm; open 12:30-4:30 pm

Ü Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests (main office)
     1755 Cleveland Highway
     Gainesville, GA 30501
     Phone: 770 297-3000
     Office hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9 am-12 noon and 1-4 pm
     Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

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Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America Mountain District
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