Woody Gap to Preachers Rock Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews

Woody Gap to Preachers Rock Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dahlonega, Georgia 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.

2.3 miles 1217 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

hiking
18 days ago

What a great opportunity to hike a bit of the Appalachian Trail in a small dose. This short, 2 mile hike doesn't disappoint. The views from the top are spectacular, and the journey to get there is fairly easy. Worth the trip!

1 month ago

Amazing view!

1 month ago

1 month ago

one of my favorite places on earth!

2 months ago

Hard getting up towards the end. Beautiful view! Short hike overall

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4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike..a bit rocky and steep in parts, but totally beautiful views.

6 months ago

Great hike with fantastic views! Love bringing friends up here. Great places to chill and hang hammocks at top!

6 months ago

7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy enough for a new beginner!

8 months ago

New favorite, totally recommend if you're looking for a quick hike with amazing views!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Combined with Preachers Rock to Neels Gap. Great hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Great, quick hike with a great reward !!!

hiking
9 months ago

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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9 months ago

It was fairly easy. The rock hills towards the end were kinda tricky to get up but overall easy!