old cheese factory site to tray mountain shelter - Member Hike

Hike Name: old cheese factory site to tray mountain shelter
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: helen
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: Follow GA 17/75 south 9.5 miles from Hiawassee or 11.3 miles north from Helen to the intersection with Indian Grave Gap Road (FS 283). If coming from the north, bear left onto Indian Grave Gap Road. If coming from the south, make a sharp right hand turn. This turn is about a quarter mile south of the intersection of GA 17/75 and GA 180. Proceed 3.7 miles to the AT crossing (Marker on map) . I know nothing about the quality of this road. There is a dirt parking area at the crossing.(See Pictures for Ga Section 12). Tray Mountain Road (FS 79) is another half mile further south on Indian Grave Gap Road.
Total Hike Distance: 2.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: old cheese factory site
Hike Ends: tray mountain shelter
Trails Used: Appalachian trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: U.S. 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
Road Conditions: Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Four Wheel Drive Recommended
Hike Summary: Hike starts at old cheese factory site crosses the tray gap road usfs 79 all the while it climbs up tray mountain nearly 800 feet before going down nearly 200 feet to the tray mountain shelter.



10,850 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
old cheese factory site to tray mountain shelter - August 7, 2014 Trip Report August 7, 2014 3 stars 2 hours, 30 minutes sadonna


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