Appalachian Trail: Springer Mt. to Neels Gap

HARD 3 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Springer Mt. to Neels Gap is a 29.9 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Three Forks, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
29.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6581 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

backpacking
23 days ago

Just finished a 4 day backpacking trip from Three Forks to Blood mountain. Low temp was 18 and high of 54. Mornings were cool and had to shed layers after starting each day. We saw several day hikers but not too many on our last night. No bears were seen. Bear box is at campsite Woods hole. It's about .25 mile off the AT but there is a privy and a cool 3 sided shelter and a small water source. Blood Mountain was a great view but the down hill to Neels gap was a lot of stone steps.
Good luck & Happy Trails!

Ridiculously hard with a 30 lb pack. Reward: top of blood mountain.

backpacking
7 months ago