Woody Gap to Preachers Rock Trail

MODERATE 98 reviews

Woody Gap to Preachers Rock Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dahlonega, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1217 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

In the late 1800s "Bear" Joe Lunsford was a farmer and peacher in the Suches area. He'd climb to a rocky outcrop on what's now the Appalachian Trail to practice his sermons. The view is incredible, and today it's only a half-hour's walk off the pavement. The Appalachian Trail crosses the highway here. Follow the trail to the right, towards Neil's Gap and Blood Mountain. Look for the trail markers: white rectangles 2" wide by 6" high. These are known as "white blazes." The first two-thirds of the hike to preacher's rock are a nice, easy hike.

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6 days ago

Beautiful view! Great hike for a good short cardio workout. Definitely will go again on a less cloudy day!

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18 days ago

A couple of good exposed rock vista's along and just below the Ridge 1.5m up the Ap. Trail. Trail head on hwy. 60 has facilities and parking.

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1 month ago

Fantastic view from Preachers Rock!

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1 month ago

Beautiful views!!!

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3 months ago

Possibly the best view in Georgia! Well worth the hike for amazing views of the North Georgia Mountains.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

The view from Preacher's Rock is definitely worth seeing. It's a bit steep in the middle, but there were people hiking from all age groups and fitness levels with a fair amount of ease.

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3 months ago

Short and easy hike, the view is great