Parking on the GA Appalachian Trail

Section 13 - Unicoi Gap to Tesnatee Gap Displayed from North to South

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  Georgia Appalachian Trail Club http://www.georgia-atclub.org/ trail_info @ georgia-atclub.org Bly Gap, N.C. to Springer Mountain


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Marker
 
Hiker Rated
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Directions Comments Number of Vehicles Map   &  
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0.0
Unicoi Gap
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Go south on GA 17/ 75 11.6 miles from Hiawassee or north 9.2 miles from Helen to a large parking area on the east side of the road. The street view on the attached map show the parking area. The northbound trail leaves from the south end of the parking area and goes east towards Section 12 and Dicks Creek Gap. The southbound trail to Section 13 crosses the parking area to the north end, goes left (west) to cross the highway and re-enter the woods. 12/31/09 Ample 1
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4.4
Chattahoochee Gap
  Poor            Great



 
The Jacks Gap or Jacks Knob Trail runs from near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia, to the AT. Midway it crosses GA 180 which is considered to the trailhead here. Follow GA 17/75 6.3 miles south from Hiawassee or 7.4 miles north from Helen to GA 180. Go west on this. The intersection with the GA 180 Spur leads to Brasstown Bald in in 5.3 miles. The satellite view on the attached map shows what appears to be roadside parking on the spur just past the intersection. The marker on the tap indicates where the southbound trail to the AT leaves the highway. Rotate the view to the east to see this trail head. This blue-blazed Side Trail leads east the south 2.4 miles to the AT at Chattahoochee Gap. At the gap the northbound AT goes left, the southbound right 01/01/10 Several in roadside parking 1
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13.8
Hogpen Gap
  Poor            Great




From Helen GA go north on GA 17/75 for about 1.5 miles to near Robertstown. Go left on GA 75 ALT. In 2.3 miles go right on GA 348 and continue 7.0 miles to Hogpen Gap. There is a parking area on the right. See satellite view on the attached map. The southbound AT reaches the parking area at its western end, turns left and parallels highway for about 200 feet, the crosses highway and begins ascent of Wildcat Mountain. 4/2/08 10-12 1
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14.7
Tesnatee Gap
  Poor            Great




From Helen GA go north on GA 17/75 for about 1.5 miles to near Robertstown. Go left on GA 75 ALT. In 2.3 miles go right on GA 348 and continue 7.6 miles to Tesnatee Gap. There is a parking area on the left. See satellite view on the attached map. Some of the street views at the bottom of the map show the parking area. Rotate these to the south. The southbound trail goes west from the parking area. The northbound AT goes east and begins to climb Wildcat Mountain. 01/01/10 10-12 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu

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