AT- Woody Gap to Gooch Gap

MODERATE 14 reviews

AT- 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

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7 months ago

great walk. easy.
great views.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

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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.