The Benton MacKaye is one of the wildest long-distance backpacking trails in the nation. Unlike the A.T., the B.M.T. eschews cities, shelters, parks, and campgrounds wherever possible and instead opts for as wild and pristine of a route and experience as possible. It runs a total of 288 miles.
The BMT runs for about 50 miles through the state of Georgia until it crosses the border into Tennessee.
To continue following the BMT North, click on over to the Tennessee section.