Woody Gap Trailhead
Located right off the scenic highway 60 where the Appalachian Trail crosses in the Blue Ridge District, visitors will find this awe-inspiring sight-seeing spot. With panoramic views of the North Georgia Mountains, a restroom facility, access to the Appalachian Trail and multiple areas for picnicking, this location promises to be one you won't forget. Don't forget your camera!
At a Glance
|Open Season:||Year round|
|Water:||No drinking water provided at this time|
|Restroom:||1 vault facility|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Leaving Woody Gap going east the AT climbs through a hardwood forest to Steel Trap Knob and Jacobs Knob. Leaving Jacobs Knob the path drops easily into Lunsford Gap, then begins a switch-back climb to the top of Big Cedar Mountain that is moderate to difficult. At 1.1 miles hikers are treated to a spectacular view of the Chattahoochee National Forest from Preacher's Rock near the peak.
Whether just up for a day hike of you're feeling more adventurous and are planning on backpacking for a week or two on the AT, Woody Gap has an option for you. Access to Appalachian Trail in Georgia is here!
Wonderful opportunities for viewing scenery and mountain vistas await you at Woody Gap. If your looking for an opportunity to use that camera of yours, or enjoy a picnic with friends and family while gazing out at the Blue Ridge Mountains, then this is the right place for you.
Come and enjoy a picnic with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at one of our 6 picnicking areas. When you've finished enjoying your picnic, don't forget to access one of the nearby day hiking opportunities to help walk off all of grandma's apple pie you just ate!
Alerts & Warnings
- Town Creek OHV Closed
- Flatlands Road (FSR 256 and FSR 637) Closed
- Lake Conasauga Reservation Only
- Recreation passes available online, by phone and in-person
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!