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A rugged trek through the North Georgia mountains, this 4.5-mile trail is ideally suited to hikers and mountain bikers. Despite its quiet, dense forest setting, the Simms Mountain Trail does pass several houses, so keep an eye out for local dogs guarding their property.
From Huffaker Road, the trail traverses a wooden bridge over a pristine brook broken by waterfalls. Within a quarter-mile you'll cross Big Texas Valley Road, though traffic is sparse in this rural area. Here the trail merges with the Georgia Pinhoti Trail, the state's longest footpath.
Over the next mile you'll find evidence of the region's active logging industry on the south side of the trail. Keep trekking west to more remote and scenic sections, where pine forests and dense foliage stretch south to distant mountains, presenting a gorgeous prospect.
While this trail ends at the Chattooga/Floyd county line, if you're feeling adventurous and have the energy, the Georgia Pinhoti Trail continues another 95 miles north. Simply cross the street (GA 100/Holland Road) and continue trekking into the mountains.
For a slightly uphill challenge, start at Huffaker Road. The trailhead can be tricky to find. To reach it from Rome, head west about 10 miles on GA 20 and turn right on Huffaker Road. (Note: Huffaker intersects with GA 20 twice; if you're westbound, turn right the second time it appears). Several miles farther, just past Big Texas Valley Road on the left, you'll reach the unmarked trailhead, also on the left.
To reach the Chattooga/Floyd county line trailhead, continue west on GA 20, turn right on GA 100/Holland Road, and travel several miles north to the county line. A crosswalk and pedestrian road sign mark the trailhead.
Limited parking is available at each trailhead and along Big Texas Valley Road.
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