Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap

HARD 19 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Clayton, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 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.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3303 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Solid hike. Butt and knee burner. But most of the Appalachian trail is. Beautiful after a rain

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

Great view! Make sure you stop by Outdoor 76 in Franklin, NC. They are great people. You can find most any hiking gear there. If you need any information about the area or AT they are happy to help.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great section of the AT in Ga. it's rated hard but I would consider it moderate at least the first 2.5 miles that we did. Very enjoyable!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Very difficult. Got caught in a lightning storm and trashed my knee coming out in a hurry with a thirty pound pack in but, hey it was an adventure to add to my list!! So DO IT!!

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My first start on the AT

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

did the section from blue ridge gap to rich knob. this is a fantastic trail in the georgia southern nantahala wilderness. i climbed a few hundred feet out of the gap and then the trail leveled off and followed a nice ridge past wheeler knob. the trail was dry with great footing as opposed to the muddy mess around the blood mountain area. rich cove gap was a great place to take a lunch break. i encountered more than a dozen happy hikers headed north.

hiking
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great hike. Beautiful dense forestry. Moderate to Hard. Love this hike and will be back again! Great intermediate challenge!

hiking
Saturday, April 04, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Strenuous at times but well worth it with the changing leaves. Last part of ga to complete.

hiking
Thursday, November 10, 2011

I hiked this section in 2002 during my thru-hike and have been back numerous times since. My last hike was with a novice backpacker. It was still a challenging section for me at the age of 65. Buzzard Knob is straight up without any switchbacks. Nice section of the AT in the fall for the colors or in the winter for the awesome views.

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2011

but, of course, part of the Appalachian Trail

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Beautiful section. It's surprising how drastically the landscape changes through this section. You know when you're at Bly Gap (the GA/NC border) when you see the curved, gnarled oak in the middle of the trail. Plumorchard Gap Shelter was one of the nicer shelters I've used though there were the normal mice. If you don't want mice running across your face sleep in a tent. I also saw lots of places where wild pig had been rutting.