Appalachian Approach Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Appalachian Approach Trail is a 16.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dawsonville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4599 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Some challenging gains but good for trail running. A solid test today.

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hiking
15 days ago

I did a one way on this in 1991 coming from the AT on a southern route. All I remember is the downhill. We were out of water due to the water sources being dry and kept hiking late into the night before we hit a source. I could definitely see why so many people quit the AT on this approach.

16 days ago

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backpacking
3 months ago

Tough hike up to Springer Mountain but worth the views!

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good long day hike! We started at springer mountain and hiked our wAy down to the beginning thinking it would be easier....no :/ it sucked so much at points but it was so so fun and nice to get to be one with nature

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