Rocky Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Rocky Mountain
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Hiawassee
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Hiawassee follow US-76 East and pass the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill (on the right in 0.4 mi). After 2.7 miles turn right onto GA-17 S/GA-75 S. The destination will be on the left after 8.8 mi at Unicoi Gap, where the Appalachian Trail crosses the road.
Total Hike Distance: 2.80 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Unicoi Gap
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chattahoochee National Forest
508 Oak Street NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
(404) 536-0541
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This short hike to Rocky Mountain starts at Unicoi Gap and climbs 1100 feet to a designated campsite along the Appalachian Trail. There is a spring/stream located 0.8 miles before the summit which is the water source for the campsite.

As you pass the spring and continue to hike the A.T. southbound, there is a a blue-blazed side trail that meets the Trail from the left - which is the Rocky Mountain Trail. This trail junction is 0.4 miles from the summit, and provides another access point to Rocky Mountain.

On Rocky Mountain, there is a small rock outcrop on the A.T. (located 20 yards past the campsite) with scenic views to Yonah Mountain and to the south. So this is a pleasant day hike if you are looking to spend a few hours on the Trail.




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