Black Mountain (Georgia)

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For other mountains with the same name, see Black Mountain. Should not be confused with Black Mountain, Union County, Georgia.

Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Georgia).jpg
Black Mountain, viewed from Gilmer County
Highest point
Elevation3600+ ft (1097+ m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence400 ft (120 m)[1]
ListingMountains of Georgia
Coordinates34°36′48″N 84°12′17″W / 34.6134228°N 84.2046383°W / 34.6134228; -84.2046383Coordinates: 34°36′48″N 84°12′17″W / 34.6134228°N 84.2046383°W / 34.6134228; -84.2046383[2]
Black Mountain is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Black Mountain
Black Mountain
Location of Black Mountain in Georgia
LocationLumpkin / Gilmer counties, Georgia U.S.
Parent rangeGeorgia Blue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Nimblewill

Black Mountain is located in Georgia USA on the boundary between Dawson and Gilmer counties. The summit is the highest point in Dawson County. It is in the Chattahoochee National Forest and is part of the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area.


Black Mountain is located on the border of Dawson and Gilmer counties. Its elevation is about 3,600 feet.[1] The mountain is located about 4 miles north of Amicalola Falls State Park, 14 miles northwest of Dahlonega and 17 miles southwest of Ellijay.[3] Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Black Mountain.[1] Other nearby geographical features include Nimblewill Gap, Frosty Mountain and Tickanetley Creek.[3][1]


Black Mountain can be reached via the Appalachian Approach Trail. It is a 5.5-mile (8.9 km) hike north from Amicalola Falls State Park, a 0.6-mile (0.97 km) hike north from Nimblewill Gap, and a 2.3-mile (3.7 km) hike south from Springer Mountain on the trail.[4]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e "Black Mountain, Georgia". Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Black Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b United States Geological Survey (10 May 2016). Nimblewill, GA quadrangle (Topographic map). Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 10 May 2016 – via TopoQuest.
  4. ^ "AT Approach Trail: Hiking Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain". Retrieved 25 May 2016.

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