Woody Gap Trailhead

Area Status: 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!

Viewing Scenery

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!

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