Atlanta: Yellow Mountain Trail

Discover solitude again on this quiet, mostly forested 6.4-mile trek up a wrinkled Appalachian mountain to a delightful babbling brook. Bring tree ID book.
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Discover solitude again on this quiet, mostly forested 6.4-mile trek up a wrinkled Appalachian mountain to a delightful babbling brook. Bring tree ID book.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.1

Waypoints

YMT001

Location: 34.758861541748, -84.0661392211914

Cross bridge; hike down Forest Service road

YMT002

Location: 34.7603034973144, -84.0673141479492

Turn R onto Yellow Mountain Trail

YMT003

Location: 34.7653770446777, -84.0541763305664

Continue straight, traveling E

YMT004

Location: 34.7690925598144, -84.0498428344726

Trail climbs to Yellow Mountain summit (2,963 ft.); good S and SW views

YMT005

Location: 34.7684440612793, -84.0469131469726

Continue straight; sharp descent to Addie Gap

YMT006

Location: 34.765796661377, -84.0354080200195

Cross Bryant Creek on wood bridge

YMT007

Location: 34.7630729675293, -84.0339431762695

Stay straight @ 4-way

YMT008

Location: 34.7635383605957, -84.0335159301758

Trail ends @ Bryant Creek Rd. (FR 33A); backtrack toward trailhead

YMT009

Location: 34.7669563293457, -84.0454025268555

Great spot for a classic Appalachian sunset or scenic lunch; return to trailhead