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 best used 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.
Possibly the best view in Georgia! Well worth the hike for amazing views of the North Georgia Mountains.
The view from Preacher's Rock is definitely worth seeing. It's a bit steep in the middle, but there were people hiking from all age groups and fitness levels with a fair amount of ease.
Short and easy hike, the view is great
great hike, steep as you near Preachers Rock but the view is well worth it
Such a beautiful place. The hike has a few steep parts but nothing too bad! We didn't see Preacher's Rock to the left and ended up hiking an extra 2.5 miles. Parking gets very crowded and limited on weekends so get here early if you want to find a parking spot.
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!
one of my favorite places on earth!
Hard getting up towards the end. Beautiful view! Short hike overall