|Hike Name:||Rocky Mountain|
|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|
|Hike Type:||In & Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Unicoi Gap|
|Trails Used:||Appalachian Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Streams, Springs|
|Management:||U.S. Forest Service|
|Contact Information:||Chattahoochee National Forest
508 Oak Street NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|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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