Lumpkin County

Byron Herbert Reece Access Trail

Formerly known as Blood Mountain Spur Trail

This trail is an access to the Appalachian Trail from the Byron Herbert Reece Memorial. It is fairly steep for about half its length, and provides access to the Appalachian Trail at Flat Rock Gap. Since the trail is entirely within the Blood Mountain Wilderness, the blue trail blazes are widely spaced.

Length: 1.9 miles

Difficulty: 5

Location: 34.7368011475, -83.9203033447

multiple hikes here

Day Hike

This trail provides access to the Appalachian Trail and Blood Mountain. It features several nice views, better in winter because of foliage and in the spring canopies of mountain laurel . The hike in is mostly climbing Blood Mountain.

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