Hike Blood Mountain from the back side! These beautiful trails provide a very different look to getting to the top of Blood Mountain, and the trail back includes a semi-secret path along a running creek that's very cool!
We'll meet at Winfield Scott Park. After the pay station, pull into the first parking lot on the left. We'll start on the Jarrad Gap Trail (trailhead right near the parking lot), and return via the Slaughter Creek Trail. No special equipment needed, but please bring water and some food, as we'll make a stop at the top for lunch. Note: Obviously, there will be some elevation gain (about 1,200 ft over the four mile trip, but it is spread out pretty evenly). We'll travel at a good pace, so this hike should be for intermediate to advanced hikers, meaning the pace will be ~3 mph. And as always, no dogs or children.
Carpool Options: I will run one carpool; we'll meet at the Best Buy near North Point Mall (exit 9 off of 400) at 9:15am. Please email me if you'd like to carpool with me, or send a group email if you'd like to get a group to carpool from a different location. Please note, that your email to carpool helps me know who is coming and determine how many cars we'll need. However, due to the volume of emails I receive, I do not respond to each one individually.
See you on the trail!