The BMT traverses 81.8 miles in Georgia and 205.8 miles in Tennessee / North Carolina. This includes 93 miles in the Smokies, making it the longest trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With its glorious ridgeline views and the innumerable crossings of mountain streams, the almost 300 mile long Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) comes by its reputation for beauty honestly. Also known for its remoteness, a third of the trail lies in Wilderness areas where vehicular access and motorized tools are prohibited. Here, the hiker finds true peace and solitude.
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1Aska Road (BMT)
Historic High Country
2,142 ft
2Stanley Creek Road
Blue Ridge
3 miles
3Benton MacKaye Trail
Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge
1 mile
4Stanley Gap / Benton MacKaye Trail
Aska Adventure Trail Area
2 miles
5Benton MacKaye Trail
Historic High Country
2 miles
6Benton MacKaye Trail
Blue Ridge
3 miles
7US 76, GA 5 (BMT)
Historic High Country
351 ft
8Benton MacKaye Trail - Indian Rock
Historic High Country
4 miles
9Boardtown Road (BMT)
Blue Ridge
4,747 ft
10Bushy Head Road
Blue Ridge
2 miles
11Benton MacKaye Trail
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Conasauga District
12 miles
12South Fork Trail / BMT
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Conasauga District
2 miles
13Benton MacKaye Trail
Cohutta Wilderness
6 miles
14Hemptop - Benton MacKaye Trail
Cohutta Wilderness
4 miles
15Hemp Top / Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Big Frog
1 mile
16Big Frog / Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Big Frog
2 miles
17Fork Ridge / Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Big Frog
2 miles
18Rough Creek / Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Big Frog
2,730 ft
19West Fork / Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Big Frog
2 miles
20Chestnut Mountain Loop (BMT)
Tanasi Trail System
2,126 ft
21West Fork (BMT)
Tanasi Trail System
1 mile
22Thunder Rock Trail (BMT)
Tanasi Trail System
1 mile
23Thunder Rock Campground Road (BMT)
Tanasi Trail System
1,404 ft
24Benton MacKaye Trail - Trailhead
Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge
6 miles
25FS 45 River Crossing (BMT)
Tanasi Trail System
732 ft
26Appalachian & Benton MacKaye Trail
Appalachian Trail Corridor (GA)
522 ft
27Benton MacKaye Trail - Little Frog Mountain
Ducktown
2 miles
28Dry Pond Lead (BMT)
Tanasi Trail System
2 miles
29Benton MacKaye Trail - Brock Mountain
Ducktown
11 miles
30Ellis Creek Road (BMT)
Ducktown
2,431 ft
31Highway 30
Ducktown
1,257 ft
32Tellico Reliance Road
Ducktown
1,335 ft
33Childers Creek Road (BMT)
Ducktown
2,907 ft
34John Muir National Recreation Trail (BMT)
Ducktown
3 miles
35Powerhouse Road (BMT)
Ducktown
1,555 ft
36John Muir National Recreation Trail: Hiwassee River Segment
Ducktown
6 miles
37John Muir National Recreation Trail (BMT)
Ducktown
1,959 ft
38Unicoi Mountain Trail (BMT)
Ducktown
4 miles
39Mid Unicoi Mountain Road (BMT)
Ducktown
2,215 ft
40Unicoi Mountain Trail (BMT)
Ducktown
3 miles
41Unicoi Mountain Horse Trail (BMT)
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
3,914 ft
42Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
7 miles
43Appalachian & Benton MacKaye Trail
Appalachian Trail Corridor (GA)
4,469 ft
44Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
14 miles
45River Road (BMT)
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
443 ft
46Sycamore Trail (BMT)
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
6 miles
47Access Road / Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
1 mile
48Mud Gap Trail (BMT)
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
2 miles
49Benton MacKaye Trail
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
3 miles
50Strawberry Knob Trail (BMT)
Cherokee NF Tellico Ranger District
2 miles
51Stratton Bald Alternate (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
2 miles
52Benton MacKaye & Duncan Ridge Trail
Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge
11 miles
53Haoe Lead Trail (BMT)
Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness
1 mile
54Hangover Lead Trail South (BMT)
Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness
3 miles
55Windy Gap Trail (BMT)
Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness
1 mile
56Nichols Cove Trail (BMT)
Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness
4,370 ft
57Yellow Hammer Gap Trail (BMT)
Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness
2 miles
58Ike Branch Trail (BMT)
Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness
436 ft
59Tapoco Trail (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
1 mile
60County Road 1130 (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
1,775 ft
61Tapoco Road (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
663 ft
62Benton MacKaye & Duncan Ridge Trail
Chattahoochee National Forest - Suches
5 miles
63Meadow Branch Road (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
112 ft
64Yellow Creek Mountain Trail (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
2 miles
65FS241 (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
3,143 ft
66Benton MacKaye Trail Connector
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
167 ft
67Yellow Creek Mountain Trail
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
7 miles
68Lookout Rock Trail (BMT)
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah Ranger District
2,575 ft
69Whiting Trail (BMT)
Fontana Village Trails
2 miles
70Lewellyn Cove Trail (BMT)
Fontana Village Trails
1 mile
71Fontana Road Connector (BMT)
Fontana Village Trails
1,198 ft
72Old Fontana Road (BMT)
Fontana Village Trails
4,117 ft
73Appalachian Trail - Cable Gap (BMT)
Appalachian Trail Corridor (NC)
2 miles
74Fontana Dam Road - NC (AT) (BMT)
Appalachian Trail Corridor (NC)
2,638 ft
75Laveview Drive West (AT) (BMT)
Appalachian Trail Corridor (TN)
3,652 ft
76Lakeshore Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - West NC
5 miles
77Lakeshore Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - West NC
19 miles
78Lakeshore Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - West NC
9 miles
79Noland Creek Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
9 miles
80Pole Road Creek Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
3 miles
81Deep Creek Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
3,652 ft
82Martins Gap Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
2 miles
83Sunkota Ridge Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
5 miles
84Thomas Divide Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
1,932 ft
85Smokemont Road (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
190 ft
86Smokemont Stables Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
4,619 ft
87Chasteen Creek Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
4 miles
88Enloe Creek Trail (BMT)
3 miles
89Hyatt Ridge Trail (BMT)
2 miles
90Beech Gap Trail (BMT)
3 miles
91Balsam Mountain Road (BMT)
1,004 ft
92Beech Gap Trail (BMT)
2 miles
93Balsam Mountain Trail (BMT)
2 miles
94Mount Sterling Ridge Trail (BMT)
6 miles
95Baxter Creek Trail (BMT)
6 miles
96Benton MacKaye Trail
Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge
1 mile
97Benton MacKaye Trail
Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge
5 miles
98Benton MacKaye Trail - Garland Mountain
Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge
7 miles
99Lakeview Drive East (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - West NC
3,373 ft
100Bradley Fork Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - East NC
1 mile
101Shallowford Bridge Road (BMT)
Historic High Country
2,838 ft
102Newton Bald Trail (BMT)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - West NC
5 miles
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Stanley Gap / Benton MacKaye Trail
May 9, 2022 @ 7:29am
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Appalachian & Benton MacKaye Trail
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Appalachian & Benton MacKaye Trail
Jan 13, 2022 @ 9:54am
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Lakeshore Trail (BMT)
Mar 24, 2020 @ 9:18pm
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West Fork (BMT)
Sep 8, 2019 @ 5:59am
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Total Distance
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Total Descent
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Total Climb
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