Benton MacKaye Trail Association - Hiking

  • P.O. Box 6
  • Cherry Log, GA 30522
  • Phone: (706) 946-0336
  • Might be on the trail, please leave a message when calling.

The Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of folks who want to see the trail remain open and in good shape. The Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) is a footpath of nearly 300 miles (480 km) through the Appalachian Mountains of GA, TN and NC.

The Benton Mackaye Trail Association, provides Trail Maintenance, Conservation, Outreach, Communication and BMTA Sponsored Hikes for the public. The organization has over 500 members who share a love for the outdoors as well as the objectives of: preserving, protecting and defending- the Benton MacKaye Trail-"...leaving a footpath for generations to follow".

Discover the Trail via a sponsored hike. Info here great for those new to trails, sign up is required.

Check out these self-guided hikes!

Hikes with Amazing Views!

Hikes with Splendid Waterfalls

Hikes Along A River

Weekend Hikes with the Family

Backpacking Hikes - Hikes of 1-4 Nights

Thru Hikers' Guide to the Benton MacKaye Trail

The BMTA has developed and continues to maintain this trail in cooperation with its two federal agency partners, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. Following is the list of applicable U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service offices, listed from South to North: