Bear Hair Gap Trail

MODERATE 82 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
816 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

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

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3 days ago

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11 days ago

Nice trail beautiful in the fall time! Rewarding with overlook at the top!

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14 days ago

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1 month ago

Today I started late in the day. The first part leaving the trail head at the drink machine at Vogel State Park was up hill the entire way. That may sound stupid but there was very little flat trail! The beauty of the trail is amazing!
It gets very quite the higher you get on the trail. You are walking beside a creek going up and down most of the way which is the only sound you my hear. Always watch for bears but I didn’t see one. I guess the best way to put it is be aware of your surroundings!!!

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1 month ago

2 months 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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2 months ago

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2 months 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!

2 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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3 months 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.

3 months ago

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

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4 months 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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4 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

4 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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5 months ago