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This Epic Mountain In Georgia Will Drop Your Jaw

The name might scare you, but the views are absolutely unbelievable. If you’ve never been to Blood Mountain, Georgia, it’s high time you visit. As the highest peak in the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail, Blood Mountain boasts some of the most unreal views around—and with good reason. It’s also the sixth tallest mountain in the entire state.

If you’re interested in taking a quick jaunt, Blood Mountain is located on the border of Lumpkin County with Union County and is within the boundaries of the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Blood Mountain Wilderness. This mountain is not only epic for hiking, trail walking and waterfall photo ops, but it also has a famous stone shelter on top, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934. The Blood Mountain Shelter is a two-room stone shelter that is the perfect spot for trail hikers to sit and rest their bones.

If you are bold enough to make it all the way up, make sure to check out Picnic Rock, which is a famous landmark at the very tippy top. Otherwise, if you aren’t feeling so adventurous, then have a look at why Blood Mountain will absolutely drop your jaw:

Have you been to Blood Mountain? Trekked to the top and took some fantastic photos of your own? Share your story in the comments below!

Marisa Roman
Marisa Roman is an avid reader, writer, and collector of experiences. She travels the country full time in an RV and writes about her adventures.