Bear Hair Gap Trail

MODERATE 74 reviews
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Bear Hair Gap Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Suches, Georgia and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
987 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

Directions from Blairsville: Take US 19 and 129 south from Blairsville for 10 miles. Turn right into Vogel State Park.

13 days ago

Nice trail. Parked at Vogal State Park and walked to trail head. I went past the loop and up Slaughter Mtn to the intersection of the Backwoods trail. That portion is more difficult than the loop.

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22 days ago

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23 days ago

25 days ago

Great trail for beginners to novices with some tough parts! This trailhead is directly out of Vogel State Park and it does cost $5 for a parking pass unless you have a national state park pass. The trailhead is behind cabin #7 just behind some drink machines. This trail intersects with Coosa Backcountry Trail which is a super long, strenuous hike of about 12 miles. There are some steep parts for sure and it does get tough at times but there are also several level parts that are easier. There are a couple of hairpin turns that might throw you off so make sure to follow the green blaze markers on trees. Red markers are for the Coosa trail. Several creeks you cross over and many tree roots. The top has a great view over the lake of Vogel State Park but since it's August the trees were very leafy and obscured much of the view unfortunately! I imagine the view is fantastic in fall/winter when the leaves are gone. Overall a great hike but do pay attention to markers. This is a loop trail about 4 miles total and coming down the other side of the loop is much rocker and more rugged... would recommend coming down the same side you went up for really new beginners. It's much easier. There are bathroom facilities at the parking pass center before you hit the trailhead. Enjoy!

26 days ago

Easy hike with wifey. nice overlook of the lake from the top.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice hike with several streams. Added on to the loop 2 miles going to slaughter mountain to put the elevation gain at 1500 ft.

1 month ago

Moderate to hard. Steep in many places but worth it!!

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1 month ago

Not a good beginner trail but a great hike! Pretty steep in some places but the view at the top of the Vogel Overlook and the beautiful creeks and small waterfalls are so worth it. Our pup loved it! We loved it, and will definitely be back again!

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2 months ago

I did this trail this past Sunday It was a amazing hike, steep at times and the lookout at the top is a must see

2 months ago

Overall a pretty nice trail. The trailhead is located adjacent to Cabin #7. We had a difficult time finding this as we first entered Vogal Park. The hike was very steap at times. The Vogal park overlook at the top is a must.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Lush and beautiful hike!

4 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice moderate loop. The dog loved it. Decent climb

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4 months ago

Lots of elevation and lose rocks. Make sure you have water and good shoes. Plenty of people but worth the hike.

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4 months ago

It was okay. I didn't realize that it was the same trail down as up. Great view at the top. Not exactly puppy friendly; too many rocks on the trail. Steep. A little bit more difficult than a moderate hike.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Steep at time but worth the view from the overlook at the top