Blood Mountain is the highest peak on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail and the sixth-tallest mountain in Georgia, with an elevation of 4,458 feet (1,359 m). It is located on the border of Lumpkin County with Union County and is within the boundaries of the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Blood Mountain Wilderness. There are several waterfalls, hiking trails and other recreational areas in the vicinity.
Blood Mountain is the high point of the Apalachicola River watershed via the Chattahoochee River, making the mountain the highest point of any land draining ultimately to the state of Florida.
There's a trail called Appalachian Trail leading to the summit. Blood Mountain is one of the 311 peaks along the multi-day Appalachian Trail.
The nearest mountain hut is Blood Mountain Shelter located 35m/116ft SSW of the summit.
By elevation Blood Mountain is
# 1 out of 15 in Blood Mountain Wilderness # 1 out of 65 in Lumpkin County # 6 out of 1369 in Georgia # 2 out of 205 in Union County # 4 out of 328 in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (Blue Ridge District)
By prominence Blood Mountain is
# 1 out of 15 in Blood Mountain Wilderness # 1 out of 65 in Lumpkin County # 5 out of 1369 in Georgia # 2 out of 205 in Union County # 3 out of 328 in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (Blue Ridge District) # 51 out of 6326 in the Blue Ridge Mountains
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