Wolf Laurel Top

MODERATE 12 reviews

Wolf Laurel Top is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blairsville, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

4.4 miles 1299 feet Out & Back

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A portion of the Appalachian Trail from Tesnatee Gap going West over Cow Rock Mountain and along the ridge line to Wolf Laurel Top. A very scenic trail. The initial section out of Tesnatee Gap is steep but then flattens out for a while and then there is a moderate climb up Cow Rock Mountain. Afterward the trail is fairly moderate as it traverses the ridge line between Cow Rock and Wolf Laurel Top. There is a campsite on top of Wolf Laurel Top with good views. There is a fairly reliable water source half way between Cow Rock and Wolf Laurel Top and another one less reliable about a ten minute hike past Wolf Laurel Top to the West.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

26 days ago

Depending on the time of the year this can be isolated or super busy.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with spectacular views!
It was really cloudy the day we went up, so we couldn't see much from Cow Rock. We ate lunch there and then hiked out to the next peak. By the time we got back to Cow Rock, the cloud had moved past, and you could see for miles. It's my favorite view, yet.
The second peak isn't quite as awesome, and next time I would probably skip it. However, a quarter of the way from Cow Rock to the end of this hike, there is an absolutely perfect little spot to set up camp.
The trail is steep, and unforgiving for the first mile, but it's totally worth every step.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed this beautiful, scenic trail with our 6 and 8 year old on a Sunday afternoon. Definitely a good workout with high rewards of gorgeous mountain views in many places. Highly recommended for a great day hike just shy of 2 hours from the ATL.

1 month ago

3 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Nice out-and-back trail for an over-nighter, well maintained and easy to follow. While I went out to view the Persieds this year from the top of Cow Rock, I ended up taking a side trail southbound from there and coming to another bald with a great views and better hammock sites. While AllTrails describes the trail as out-and-back, I ended up taking it all the way to the Mountain Crossings store (I think about 6 miles one way). It's a nice trail after the bald spots, but no views to speak of. The water sources were dry at the time I went: make sure to pack all you need if it's been dry for a spell.
Watch for snakes as there are dens among the more vertical outcrops. I met up with a timber rattler and a black racer.

hiking
9 months ago

did the AT from tesnatee gap to wolf laurel top and back. the trail is in great condition with just enough boulders and ridges along the way to make it interesting. it flattens out after cowrock and cruises along a beautiful ridge until you climb up to wolf laurel which is a great place for lunch. there were some young ladies running the ridge this morning. i did encounter a couple of folks that appeared to live there in the woods .. just follow the clouds of smoke .. tobacco or otherwise. i am guessing the closeness to atlanta makes this trail very popular but still an awesome hike in the north georgia high country.

1 year ago

Nice views. Moderate hike. Busy on a Saturday.

1 year ago

Well kept trail. From Tesnatee gap to cow rock was easy to moderate 1.1 miles but if you continue to laurel top another 1.4 miles I think it's a moderate hike. 2 nice views cow rock being the nicest.

hiking
3 years ago

What a beautiful hike between Cow Rock Mountain and Wolf Laurel Top. Lots of views and places to relax on both mountains. One of my favorite hikes in this area.