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

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Black Mountain
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Black Mountain, viewed from Gilmer County
Highest point
Elevation 3600+ ft (1097+ m)  NGVD 29
Prominence 400 ft (120 m)
Listing Mountains of Georgia
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Location Lumpkin / Gilmer counties, Georgia U.S.
Parent range Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains
Topo map USGS 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. The mountain is located about 4 miles north of Amicalola Falls State Park, 14 miles northwest of Dahlonega and 17 miles southwest of Ellijay. Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Black Mountain. Other nearby geographical features include Nimblewill Gap, Frosty Mountain and Tickanetley Creek.


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.

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