Woody Gap to Preachers Rock Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dahlonega, GA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
In the late 1800s "Bear" Joe Lunsford was a farmer and peacher in the Suches area. He'd climb to a rocky outcrop on what's now the Appalachian Trail to practice his sermons. The view is incredible, and today it's only a half-hour's walk off the pavement. The Appalachian Trail crosses the highway here. Follow the trail to the right, towards Neil's Gap and Blood Mountain. Look for the trail markers: white rectangles 2" wide by 6" high. These are known as "white blazes." The first two-thirds of the hike to preacher's rock are a nice, easy hike.
I've hiked this a few times. I always underestimate the difficulty right at the top. A little rough but the view makes it worth it.
Fun hike..a bit rocky and steep in parts, but totally beautiful views.
Great hike with fantastic views! Love bringing friends up here. Great places to chill and hang hammocks at top!
This trail was so worth the view! Make sure you're hydrated on hot summer days though. Lots of shade in trail. Clear beautiful view up top.
Easy enough for a new beginner!
New favorite, totally recommend if you're looking for a quick hike with amazing views!
Combined with Preachers Rock to Neels Gap. Great hike.
Great, quick hike with a great reward !!!
Excellent afternoon jaunt. It is a quick in-and-out to Woody Gap. Bring a lunch or a friend. Parking and Restrooms available at Woody Gap. Take the AT up to the rock (less than 30 minutes. The last 500 feet or so are a little steep but this is good for beginners to get a quick reward.
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It was fairly easy. The rock hills towards the end were kinda tricky to get up but overall easy!
It was very easy, and the end was beautiful
I turned this into a loop; started at Dockery Lake, hiked up to Preachers Rock, then on AT to Woody Gap and on the road back down to Dockery Lake. Great hike with rewarding views from Preachers Rock and serene Dockery Lake.
Quick and easy with excellent views!
Great trail especially if you are looking for a good day hike. The view at Preachers rock is awesome and a good place to sit and reflect on how good life is!