Basecamp for Adventure

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North Georgia Mountain Outfitters is located 4 miles north of Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia. This location places us at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Within a short drive of our shop, you will find world class hiking, mountain biking, trout fishing, and whitewater boating opportunities.

Our mild climate is not too hot, not too cold, but just right. This means you can set up your basecamp for adventure here in any season and enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. If hiking is your thing, you are in luck. Both the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Appalachian Trail have their southern termini here in our community. If you are not up for a long distance hike, there are plenty of day-hiking opportunities in the area as well.

There is a trail to meet every hiker’s needs. Along the way, you might find long range views, wildflower displays, waterfalls and clear mountain streams. You might also catch a glimpse of whitetail deer, turkey, black bear, or grouse. Your route may be an easy stroll, or a challenging route involving boulder hopping and river crossings. In a word, there is something for everyone, whether your tastes run from mild to wild. If your trip calls for the services of a shuttle provider, call Ron Brown, Dick Anderson, or Dennis Bailey. These gentlemen are ready and able to get you where you want to go.

Make Ellijay and Gilmer County your basecamp for adventure. If you want to know more about local trails click here. While you are in town, you might enjoy other local amenities as well. While this list is far from complete, you will find plenty of local organizations and businesses to get you started here.

Ellijay and Gilmer County Georgia, your basecamp for adventure for a weekend or a lifetime!


Appalachian Trail Conservancy


Benton MacKaye Trail Association


Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce


Wilderness View Cabins


Amicalola Falls State Park


Fort Mountain State Park


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