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Flat Creek Loop #165B

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (14)

A surprisingly easy climb leads to an awesome singletrack with lots of creek crossings.


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5.1

Miles

8.3

KM

Point to Point

2,697' 822 m

High

2,010' 613 m

Low

880' 268 m

Up

705' 215 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This trail is the easier version of its big brother, Stanley Gap Trail #165. I'd recommend to do it in the shown counter-clockwise direction. The climb up to the highest point then is mostly a fairly wide, smooth singletrack and the grade is not as steep if climbing the other direction.

In the counter-clockwise direction then you've got the narrow singletrack with the roots and rocks to keep an eye out for on the way down. It's a two-mile trip with 800 ft of nearly continuous descent and you'll encounter a half dozen or so unnamed creek crossings along the way. An intermediate hiker should be able to hike all the way down without much trouble.

The only downside to this trail is that once you reach the bottom, you've got about 400 ft of climbing to get out of Flat Creek Valley and back to your car.

The whole trail is heavily forested, so you won't have any sweeping views, but on the other hand, you've got some protection from the sun.

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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Sun shining on trail.
Jun 5, 2021 near Blue Ridge, GA
Bridge over Flat Creek.
Jun 5, 2021 near Blue Ridge, GA

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Jun 4, 2022
Chelsey Duggar
5.7mi — 2h 00m
Jun 5, 2021
Garrett S
5.5mi — 16h 47m
Apr 4, 2021
Tom Hedman
Great trail. Lots of little creek crossings and plenty small water falls to view. 5.8mi — 4h 00m
Dec 9, 2020
Tom Hedman
5.8mi — 2h 42m
Sep 29, 2020
Jessica Sutherland
Biking and hiking trail, stay aware 5.7mi — 2h 18m
Sep 20, 2020
Stephen Pert
5.7mi — 2h 22m
Jul 29, 2020
Ashley Jane Orr
Tough! decently cleared out. Big climb on the way in smaller climb on the way out. 5.1mi
Apr 22, 2020
Maegan White