Jarrard Gap Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Jarrard Gap Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Suches, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1+ mile trail from Lake Winfield Scott to intersection with the AT at Jarrard Gap. Easy-to-moderate AT approach trail. Does not get particularly steep near AT like most approach trails. Makes for a lovely loop trip going up the Jarrard Gap Trail, up to Bird Gap on the AT, then back down the Slaughter Creek Trail to its shared trailhead with the Jarrard Gap Trail, about 5-6 moderate miles.

hiking
2 months ago

What a great hike. We started out uphill on the Jarrard, leveling out on the AT before taking the Slaughter Creek downhill for a nice loop. The lake and creek at the end makes for a nice cool down for the dogs. Great hike for the dogs. Lots of solitude.

backpacking
3 months ago

finally a nice day with no rain! The trail was wet but not muddy.
started off with Slaughter Creek Trail, (following the creek was nice) Had some views through the trees from the Appalachian Trail, had the leaves bloomed, there would not have been any. Watch your blazes, easy enough to go down the "unknown trail."
Also, F.Y.I. there is a $5 registration fee.

4 months ago

Terrific trail. Probably crowded when it’s not winter because it’s easy. Most anyone can do it imo.

hiking
6 months ago

This should actually be called slaughter creek/Appalachian trail/jarrard loop as the jarrard section is the shortest and the least scenic. its a great hike and you get to say you hiked the Appalachian trail, albeit for about a mile and a half.

backpacking
7 months ago

Good trail for first time hikers. Plenty of water and campsites. Also has the option to head up to the Blood Mountain Shelter. Seems to be moderate to heavy hiking traffic with sites filling up in the fall.

9 months ago

This trail isn't moderate, it's very easy.

9 months ago

nice hike. trail is marked good.

10 months ago

Excellent hike

Monday, September 05, 2016

good trail. connects up with the AT. taken care of and peaceful. good to hike into the AT.

hiking
Thursday, July 24, 2014

This is a fine approach to the AT. My daughter and I hiked it at about 6:45 pm, and then set up camp in the gap that night. I highly recommend combining this hike with the AT and Slaughter Creek trail!

hiking
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This is a connector trail from Lake Winfield Scott to the A.T. It can be a little difficult to locate at first. There are no views along the trail but it is a nice quiet hike in the forest. Some areas are steep. There are camp sites at Jarrard Gap where the trail meets the AT.
We used it as the first leg to a two night Blood Mountain hike, coming back down from Slaughter Gap.

hiking
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Enjoyable trail with moderate incline the whole way (I was hiking downhill, not too hard on the knees). Beautiful "laureldendron" thickets the whole way. Like the description, makes a lovely loop when combined in any way with the AT and the Slaughter Creek Trail.

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