Mill Shoals Trail

Pleasant hike through the woods near Mill Shoals Creek


The trail begins about 0.3 mile up FS 236 from the parking lot. There is limited pull-off parking along FS 236, but the Forest Service has requested that these spaces be reserved for campers, and that hikers park at the lot.

Visitors should call Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega (706-864-3367) to check the schedule of the Army's activity in the area before planning the trip, as regular training exercises are conducted there that would undoubtedly disturb the peace of the hike.

The trail crosses Mill Shoals Creek at mile 1.4, then leads up to FS 39, which it follows for a mile. The junction of FS 39 (Duncan Ridge Road) and an old woods road at Shope Gap marks the end of the trail.

Directions: Google Directions


State: Georgia
County: Union
Latitude: 34.7580986023
Longitude: -84.0654983521
Length: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: 4
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User: Tricia Legg Title: Great Rating:
4 of 5
Date: Sat Mar-06-2010
Trip Type: Day Hike
Mill Shoals Trail Report:

Trail was in good condition, well marked, clean. Very little evidence of hikers, just animals.

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