Backpacker Magazine Appalachian Trail: Unicoi Gap to Dicks Creek Gap 

This leg runs through wild pig country, up Tray Mountain, and past the site of an old cheese factory.


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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 24 Feb 2008 8:08:59 PM
Activity: Backpacking
State: Georgia (GA)
Distance: 16.48 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 6727 ft
Total Loss: 7024 ft
Net Change: -298 ft
Difficulty: 6 / 10
Tags: Appalachian Trail, AT hikes in Georgia, AT in Chattahoochee NF, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia, Hiawassee
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

Shelters: Tray Mountain Shelter: sleeps 7; privy.

TO TRAILHEAD: Start: From Helen, GA, head north on GA 75/Unicoi Turnpike for 8.7 miles to parking.

End: From Tate City, GA, head east on US 76 for 1.2 miles to parking.

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

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Distance: 16.48 mi Points: 1523
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest

Location: 34.822956, -83.652634
Young Lick

WPT001

Location: 34.792599, -83.700752
Campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT002

Location: 34.793201, -83.702454
FR 79

WPT003

Location: 34.792751, -83.714447
Indian Grave Gap; cross FS 283; blue-blazed Andrews Cove Trail leads to campsite

WPT004

Location: 34.912231, -83.618919
Dicks Creek Gap/US 76; parking; picnic area

WPT004

Location: 34.797852, -83.725403
Views to the SW

WPT005

Location: 34.797718, -83.726646
Views to the SE

WPT005

Location: 34.911716, -83.619133
Side trail to the W to campsite (room for 4 tents)

WPT006

Location: 34.907516, -83.624519
Campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT006

Location: 34.798283, -83.730118
Rocky Mtn.; campsite (room for 5 tents)

WPT007

Location: 34.803783, -83.732132
Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT007

Location: 34.901768, -83.627800
Moreland Gap; side trail to the E to W

WPT008

Location: 34.901165, -83.628281
AT turns E @ jct. with side trail to unofficial campsite

WPT008

Location: 34.804066, -83.732414
Blue-blazed Rocky Mtn. Trail to the W

WPT009

Location: 34.891468, -83.629852
Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT009

Location: 34.802818, -83.734901
Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT010

Location: 34.893600, -83.631470
Powell Mtn.

WPT010

Location: 34.802502, -83.735130
Dry stream crossing

WPT011

Location: 34.802235, -83.735947
20 ft. W to stream

WPT012

Location: 34.893066, -83.636017
Blue-blazed trail leads E to vista

WPT012

Location: 34.802166, -83.742966
Unicoi Gap; Cross GA 75/17; big parking area; Georgia Appalachian Trail Club plaque

WPT013

Location: 34.889317, -83.645218
Tiny spring

WPT014

Location: 34.885700, -83.647850
Deep Gap. Side trail to Deep Gap Shelter

WPT015

Location: 34.875832, -83.655113
Views to the E

WPT016

Location: 34.875717, -83.654701
Kelly Knob; side trail leads to views

WPT017

Location: 34.872566, -83.657013
Views to the SW

WPT018

Location: 34.863285, -83.656181
Addis Gap; cross jeep road; blue-blazed trail leads E for .5 mi. to water and campsite (room for 5 tents)

WPT019

Location: 34.853485, -83.660782
Sassafras Gap; blue-blazed trail leads E to water (may be dry); Side trail leads to campsite

WPT020

Location: 34.848434, -83.660347
Round Top on Dismal Mtn. High Top to the W

WPT021

Location: 34.838882, -83.659531
Blue Ridge Swag. Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT022

Location: 34.831501, -83.657585
Continue along Tennessee Valley Divide

WPT023

Location: 34.817101, -83.656754
Steeltrap Gap. Blue-blazed trail leads E to water (may be dry). Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT024

Location: 34.811417, -83.662651
Wolfpen Gap

WPT025

Location: 34.805767, -83.670502
Side trail to the W to campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT026

Location: 34.802868, -83.678482
Bear R on AT @ jct. with blue-blazed trail that continues straight to reach Tray Mtn. Shelter

WPT027

Location: 34.803452, -83.677567
Views to the SSE; campsite

WPT028

Location: 34.803902, -83.676949
Tray Mtn. Shelter

WPT029

Location: 34.800816, -83.681801
Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT030

Location: 34.801434, -83.683800
Tray Mtn. to the N; views to the N and S

WPT031

Location: 34.801716, -83.684402
Views to the NE

WPT032

Location: 34.799332, -83.690636
Tray Gap; parking; FS 79/Tray Mtn. Rd.

WPT033

Location: 34.793415, -83.697182
AT passes former cheese factory site in clearing; campsite (room for 5 tents); blue-blazed trail leads W to water (may be dry)

WPT034

Location: 34.794083, -83.697670
Forest road

WPT035

Location: 34.794365, -83.698067
Dry spring

WPT036

Location: 34.792702, -83.699913
Campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT038

Location: 34.792999, -83.703735
FS 79

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