Appalachian Trail - Ramrock Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Appalachian Trail - Ramrock Mountain
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Suches
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: PARKING: (Woody Gap, GA 60) - From Suches, GA take GA 60 1.6 miles south to Woody Gap. There are parking areas on both sides of the road and a large Forest Service sign that marks the gap. Park in the western lot for access to Ramrock Mountain. (If you are headed south from Suches, this is the lot on your right. If you are headed north from Dahlonega, the lot is on your left.)

The National Forest Service recently instituted a $2 parking fee for this lot. Simply follow the directions and fill out the form in the self-service station near the trailhead. There is no backcountry permit required for this hike.
Total Hike Distance: 2.80 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: GA 60
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chattahoochee National Forest, Toccoa Ranger District
National Forest Service
990 E. Main Street, Suite #1
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 632-3031
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The route to Ramrock Mountain at 3,200 feet is a short and easy hike along the Appalachian Trail, and I've done it as both a day and an overnight hike. The summit has excellent views from a rock outcropping to the south and there are often hawks cruising the ridges in the afternoon.



1,300 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Appalachian Trail - Ramrock Mountain - March 23, 2002 March 23, 2002 3 stars 2 hours BirdShooter
Appalachian Trail - Ramrock Mountain - March 29, 2002 March 29, 2002 3 stars 2 days CC_Daphne


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