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Duncan Ridge Trail


Image from the trail at Duncan Ridge

Approximately an hour and a half from Atlanta and two hours southeast of Chattanooga, this challenging trail's northern terminus begins at Neels Gap (only 25 miles north of Dahlonega), stretches from Blood Mountain, along the Duncan Ridge of the Cooper Creek Wildlife Management Area, and finally ends at the Benton MacKaye Trail in Fannin County. The Duncan Ridge Trail offers some of the most difficult--yet rewarding--ascents in Georgia.  Despite it's challenging reputation, the DRT is an excellent connector trail, linking the Appalachian Trail and the Benton MacKaye Trail, forming a loop more than 60 miles long with opportunities to experience 3 of the most prized trails in Georgia. With stunning scenery, waterfalls and panoramic views, this trail will surely not disappoint!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Duncan Ridge Trail will be closed from Mulky Gap to Bryant Gap due to controlled burn. The closure will be from Saturday, March 3, 2018 at sunset to Monday, March 5, 2018 at sunrise.
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District for more information at 706-745-6928



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