Parking on the GA Appalachian Trail

Section 14 - Tesnatee Gap to Neels Gap Displayed from North to South

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Tesnatee Gap
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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. 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
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Neels Gap
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From the south follow US 129 north from Cleveland, GA. US 19 later joins. The Walasi-YI center, an outfitting store, is reached in 18 miles. From the north follow US 19/129 south 13 miles from Blairsville to the Center. The AT crosses the highway here. Parking here is short term and for customers. Hiker parking is further north at the Bryon Reece Memorial. The entrance to this is 0.6 miles further north (marker on map). It is apparently an old section of highway. It is a one-way road. Click on the street view and rotate the view to the west to see the parking entrance. Walk south from the parking area along the highway back to the center. 01/01/10 Ample 1
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Hikers should park at the

Bryon Reece Memorial area. See above.
The map attached here shows the approximate location of the AT crossing near the Walasi-Yi Center in Neels Gap. Rotate the street view to the north to see the southbound trail to Section 15. The northbound trail goes through a breezeway in the building. This is the only place the AT actually goes through a building. From there the northbound trail to Section 14 goes east. Some of the pictures at the bottom give better views of the center. 06/18/14 1
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