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Young Harris, Georgia

Hike the Miller Trek

6.3 Miles Total - 1325 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by Caleb Adcock

An awesome loop trail exposing some big views of the North Georgia Mountains

This is an awesome trek with views of both Young Harris and Hiawassee, GA! The trail starts from the parking area where there is the Miller Trek A-Frame (see photo for reference)! There are several different trails within the trail system on the mountain, but if you take 5 minutes to read the map at the entrance, you will quickly catch on. There are also maps posted at each trail intersection, however some are quite weathered and hard to read. 

The full Miller Trek from the parking lot, including the spur trail to the viewpoints, is about 6.3 miles. There is a small trail that connects the loop with a shortcut if you are looking for a slightly shorter hike (see map at entrance for details).

The Miller Trek is one big loop, with a few other trails branching from it. Because you start in the valley, either way you go, you will spend about 2.5-3 miles climbing out! The trails are very well maintained and gradually climb over the 2.5-3 miles, allowing for nice hiking. If you go during the warmer months, there is a lot of Poison Ivy around the trail, but if you stay on the trail you should have no issues.

At the summit of the mountain (about 3 miles in) there is a spur trail that leads you to the views of the valleys. There are several small viewpoints along the trail but if you're still climbing up, you haven't reached it yet. It is marked by a pile of rocks that are stacked up at the base of a tree beside the trail. If you're paying attention, you won't miss it. About 0.2 miles down the spur trail you will pop out to the vistas! 

Plan for it to take 2-3 hours depending on your fitness level! Pack a lunch or plan to spend some time up there! It's well worth the hike! 

NOTES:

Bring water and a snack! It will make the view at the top that much more enjoyable!

There was Verizon service throughout the entire hike but may be different depending on your carrier!

Tell someone where you are going or bring a friend with you!

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Hiking
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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