Woody Gap Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo from Woody Gap. On a crisp fall day at Woody Gap, the kiosk and Appalchian Trail marker is seen against a backdrop of the North Georgia Mountains.

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

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Day Hiking

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!

Nature Viewing

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