Jarrard Gap Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Jarrard Gap Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Suches, GA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.8 miles 1190 feet Loop

dog friendly







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1+ mile trail from Lake Winfield Scott to intersection with the AT at Jarrard Gap. Easy-to-moderate AT approach trail. Does not get particularly steep near AT like most approach trails. Makes for a lovely loop trip going up the Jarrard Gap Trail, up to Bird Gap on the AT, then back down the Slaughter Creek Trail to its shared trailhead with the Jarrard Gap Trail, about 5-6 moderate miles.

1 month ago

good trail. connects up with the AT. taken care of and peaceful. good to hike into the AT.

2 years ago

This is a fine approach to the AT. My daughter and I hiked it at about 6:45 pm, and then set up camp in the gap that night. I highly recommend combining this hike with the AT and Slaughter Creek trail!

3 years ago

This is a connector trail from Lake Winfield Scott to the A.T. It can be a little difficult to locate at first. There are no views along the trail but it is a nice quiet hike in the forest. Some areas are steep. There are camp sites at Jarrard Gap where the trail meets the AT.
We used it as the first leg to a two night Blood Mountain hike, coming back down from Slaughter Gap.

3 years ago

Enjoyable trail with moderate incline the whole way (I was hiking downhill, not too hard on the knees). Beautiful "laureldendron" thickets the whole way. Like the description, makes a lovely loop when combined in any way with the AT and the Slaughter Creek Trail.