Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Gooch Gap

MODERATE 26 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Gooch Gap is a 7.9 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
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1771 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

4 hours ago

There's a Pretty view at about a mile in. Saw lots of families with little ones heading there with blankets to watch the sunset.. the rest of the trail is so so. Very well marked and well maintained but Not the most scenic hike. Great hike for little ones and fur babies

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9 days 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?

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

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3 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

Easy and scenic

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