low gap shelter to old cheese factory site - Member Hike

Hike Name: low gap shelter to old cheese factory site
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Blairsville
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Blairsville Take US 19/129 south to State Road 180. Then turn left and continue for aproximately 2.5 miles then turn left on Highway 348, the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway. Continue south on this road to Hogpen Gap. Parking is by the sign on the left.
Total Hike Distance: 13.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: No Answer
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: low gap shelter
Hike Ends: old cheese factory site
Trails Used: Appalachian trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: State Forest Service
Contact Information: Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
P.O. Box 654
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Voice Mail (404) 494-0968
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Four Wheel Drive Recommended, High Clearance Vehicle Recommended
Hike Summary: This hike starts at the low gap shelter climbing steadily nearly 1000 feet through the Chattahoochee gap to the Blue Mountain Shelter. From here the trail goes down nearly 1100 feet to where it crosses GA Hwy 75 at the Unicoi gap parking area. Then the trail climbs over the rocky mountain trail and then USFS 283 at Indian grave gap, and then it climbs over tray gap and crosses USFS 79 where there is a nice campsite at the old historical site of a former cheese factory.



10,850 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
low gap shelter to old cheese factory site - August 4, 2014 Trip Report August 4, 2014 4 stars 14 hours, 10 minutes sadonna


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