Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Gooch Gap

MODERATE 57 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Gooch Gap is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Suches, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

backpacking
1 month ago

Fun trail with a great water source at Gooch shelter.

hiking
4 months ago

We stated this section with car camping at Woody. Nice views!

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked this the day after it snowed. Beautiful hike with great views!

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9 months ago

This trail was very pretty during the autumn when I hiked it, it leads to a large flat rocked area with a beautiful view. Wasn't a very hard hike either

9 months ago

preachers rock overlook was great, the rest was so so... Great hike with fur babies or older kids though

hiking
10 months ago

We hiked through a ton of fog...Hurricaine Nate is on the way. It was eerie and really beautiful. Trail was in great shape--some downed trees had been recently cut. As of October 7, 2017--no fall color yet. Maybe 2 weekends for the peak?

11 months ago

Nice hike with two good overlooks. All uphill coming back from the gap. Limited parking as well.

11 months ago

Trail walking conditions are good, average roots and rocks with several flat stretches. Nice view at top of ramrock.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Hiked this one yesterday and loved every step! The wildflowers were blooming, delicate waterfalls crossed the paths and there were several great spots for viewing the vistas. We hiked 3 miles in and saw TWO BLACK BEARS!! One was running away from us - must have spooked him and the other was sitting in the brush about 60 feet off the trail watching our every move. Not aggressive but we didn't stay around long enough to find out.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Easy and scenic

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

great walk. easy.
great views.

hiking
Monday, October 07, 2013

I hike thru this area with three other people during the first week of July this year (2013). It was the fourth day of our hike and like all the other days, we left the shelter in a light rain. It was to be a short day hiking from Gooch Mountain Shelter to Preachers Rock on Big Cedar Mountain. By mid morning, the rain stopped, and we continued down the fog-shrouded trail. We missed the views from Ramrock and Black Mountain, but the terrain and flora were beautiful. As we arrived at Woody Gap, the fog cleared and opened up a beautiful vista. I did not have a camera so I returned and took a picture last weekend and posted it here. I plan to re-hike this section before the end of the year.

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