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guided hike

Exploring Bell Mountain

guided hike

Exploring Bell Mountain

5 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Exploring Bell Mountain

guided hike

Exploring Bell Mountain

5 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet beside the Blue Ridge train station tracks on West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA and if there are no parking places available the second option is around the corner behind TruFitness. From there, I will drive you to the destination, which is Bell Mountain, Hiawassee, GA. Not many locals have ever been, much less tourists, so this is a beautiful, secret lookout over Lake Chatuge and Hiawassee, and its charm is in its obscurity. We will take about an hour drive time to arrive at our location and although the last of the drive is quite steep and curvy, it is paved the entire trip. We'll park at the top of the mountian, so hiking will not be required, although to reach the higher, lookout-deck spots, a few wooden stairs with handrails are required to obtain these elevated points of interest, but not necessary. I would suggest a jacket due to the temperature change and wind which typically occurs when reaching higher altitudes. Bathrooms are not available once we arrive on Bell Mountain, so please plan accordingly. I will be providing water, but any other beverages will be the responsibility of the participant. After guests have had the opportunity to explore this spectacular outlook, we'll begin out journey back to the original meeting parking spot in Blue Ridge, GA. Don't forget to bring your camera because you will not want to miss the memories of this spectacular view!

Your host

Nancy

Nancy

I moved to the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA 15 years ago. I've always been incredibly active in the outdoors, exploring all the local waterfalls, lakes, rivers, amazing forest trails and beautiful, bucolic drives. I personally have explored almost every waterfall and amazing overlooks in our area. The water in the rivers and lakes is a beautiful emerald-green, year-round, creating outstanding photos. My skill is to focus on short easy hikes, walks on paved trails or decking with steps for overlooks, natural foliage up close and personal, always in places difficult to find. I am expert in locations unknown even to local folk, such as Bell Mtn, and have enough photography knowledge to assist as well. Bell Mtn requires no hiking to reach amazing scenery from several overlook locations. I will exceed your expectations on this excursion!

What's included

Drinks
I will provide plenty of water for guests during this experience. Alcohol could be potentially dangerous for this excursion…
Transportation
We will travel by car on paved roads the entire trip so there is no need for fear regarding off-road driving or rough…
Equipment
I'm a fairly accomplished photographer, so if great photos of your excursion would be something you'd enjoy, I'll be glad to…

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Where you'll be

We'll be exploring Bell Mtn, Hiawassee, GA which has observation decks with incredible overlooks of both the mountains of Hiawassee and stunning views of Lake Chatuge. Most locals are not even aware of this special location and exploring this area can be extremely confusing for novices; even understanding where to park can be a challenge, not to mention the curvy, steep paved road to the top. It's my goal to relieve all concerns for my guests!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable with heights to enjoy this experience. Please trust me as your guide and do not deviate from the directions I give and remain close to the rest of the group. If you feel you are…

More tips

Bring safe walking shoes for climbing stairs if you want to go to the upper outlook decks, hiking poles for stability on stairs (if needed), camera (if desired), comfortable clothes with layers available for temperature changes, wind-jacket, light backpack, additional drinks if desired (non-alcohol)
Nancy
Exploring Bell Mountain
5 reviews
From $60/person
5 reviews
From $60/person