Hiker Hostel Serving the Georgia Section of the Appalachian Trail
The Hiker Hostel is your full service contact for ALL hostel, slackpack,
shuttle and logistic needs for hiking the Appalachian Trail, Benton MacKaye
Trail or cycling and trail running in North Georgia. Whether a weekend,
section or thru hiker, this hostel has the information to answer your
questions and facilities to meet your needs. Able to accommodate the
individual hiker, runner or cyclist, as well as groups.
Standing Bear Farm in Hartford, Tennessee
In the heart of the Smoky Mountains surrounded by Cherokee National Forest
lies Standing Bear Farm, a turn of the century multi-generational farmstead
including the original homestead, barns, outbuildings and farmhouse. The
outbuildings have now been converted to a bunkhouse and cabin where we offer
rustic lodging to hikers and others interested in stepping back from today's
hectic lifestyle to a time in America's past when life in rural backcountry
Appalachia was considered the "good life".
Aquone Hiker Lodge in Nantahala, North Carolina
Log cabin situated in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest at 3,500
feet with great mountain views, close to Nantahala Lake. Great location for
hikers, bikers and cyclists, canoeists and those with a sense of adventure.
The Appalachian Trail and Bartram Trail run through the area it is a hikers
paradise. Great location for bikers, close to the infamous 'Dragons Tail'.
Cycle Route #2 (Mountain to the sea) runs past the Aquone Lodge. There is
white water rafting on the Nantahala River, zip lining through the forest
canopy, we also have the best fishing in Western NC.
Fontana Dam Shelter on the Appalachian Trail, North Carolina
Fontana Dam Shelter is 165.8 miles from Springer and 2018.4 miles to
Katahdin. This shelter is in between Cable Gap Shelter which is 6.6 milees
south and Mollies Ridge Shelter which is 11 miles north in Tennessee. Known
as the Hotel Hilton of the AT.