Waypoint: Springer

mile 0.00 / Summit

Waypoint: SpringerMtnShelterTr

mile 0.14 / Shelter Junction


East 0.1 miles to Springer Mountain Shelter. Water source is an unreliable spring.

Waypoint: ATBMT1

mile 0.24 / Trail Junction


Benton MacKaye Trail leaves the Appalachian Trail.

Waypoint: USFS42

mile 0.97 / Parking

Waypoint: ATBMT2

mile 1.30 / Trail Junction


Benton MacKaye Trail crosses the AT.

Waypoint: ATBMT3

mile 1.92 / Trail Junction


Benton MacKaye Trail crosses the AT.

Waypoint: StoverCrSpurS

mile 2.75 / Shelter Junction


East 200' to Stover Creek Shelter.

Waypoint: StoverCrSpurN

mile 2.77 / Trail Junction


East 100 yards to Stover Creek Shelter.

Waypoint: StoverCreek

mile 2.87 / Water

Waypoint: ATBMT4

mile 4.26 / Trail Junction


Benton MacKaye Trail joins the AT northbound for about a mile.

Waypoint: 3Forks

mile 4.36 / Road


Three Forks, USFS 58

Waypoint: ATBMT5

mile 5.24 / Trail Junction


BMT departs the AT. West 0.1 miles to Long Creek Falls.

Waypoint: HickoryFlats

mile 6.27 / Road


USFS 251, Hickory Flats

Waypoint: HawkMtnCamp

mile 7.39 / Campsite


Space for 30 tents, water source is a stream past the last site. Bear boxes, privy. E to Hawk Mtn.

Waypoint: HawkMtnShelterTr

mile 8.13 / Shelter Junction


West 0.2 miles to Hawk Mountain Shelter.

Waypoint: HightowerGap

mile 8.67 / Gap


USFS 42 and 69, parking available.

Waypoint: HorseGap

mile 10.62 / Gap


USFS 42, parking available.

Waypoint: SassafrasMtn

mile 11.72 / Summit

Waypoint: CooperGap

mile 12.44 / Gap


USFS 42 and 80, parking available.

Waypoint: JustusMtn

mile 13.03 / Summit

Waypoint: JustusCreek

mile 14.58 / Water

Waypoint: GoochMtnShelterSpur

mile 16.03 / Shelter Junction


W 100 yards to Gooch Mtn Shelter.

Waypoint: GoochGap

mile 17.52 / Gap


USFS 42, east 0.1 miles to camping and water.

Waypoint: GoochGapSpur

mile 17.58 / Trail Junction


East to Walden Creek.

Waypoint: RamrockMtn

mile 19.85 / Summit

Waypoint: WoodyGap

mile 21.47 / Road


Ga. 60, Woody Gap. Picnic tables, trash can, privy, water. West 2 miles to Suches, with Wolfpen Gap Country Store Hostel, store open 8-8, (706) 747-2271. Other services: physician, shuttle (706) 747-2671. West 0.5 miles to Woody Gap Outfitters (678) 262-8406, http://woodygapoutfitters.com/, HMG. East 7 miles to Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega https://www.hikerhostel.com/, (770) 312-7342, shuttles.

Waypoint: WoodyGapSpur

mile 21.50 / Trail Junction


West 0.2 miles to camping and a spring.

Waypoint: DanGap

mile 23.94 / Gap

Waypoint: GrannyTop

mile 24.09 / Summit

Waypoint: DockeryLakeTr

mile 24.49 / Trail Junction


Dockery Lake Trail jct with AT. Tenting nearby.

Waypoint: LanceCreek

mile 24.91 / Campsite


4 tent platforms, bear cables.

Waypoint: JarrardGap

mile 27.39 / Gap


Between here and Neels Gap, overnight campers are required to store their food in a bear canister.

Waypoint: BirdGap1

mile 28.86 / Shelter Junction


W 0.4 miles to Woods Hole Shelter.

Waypoint: BirdGap2

mile 28.90 / Trail Junction


From here the Freeman Trail leads parallel to the AT before rejoing the AT at 1.7 miles.

Waypoint: ATSlaughterCreekTr

mile 29.29 / Trail Junction


W 200' to a spring.

Waypoint: SlaughterCreekCamp

mile 29.37 / Campsite


Official campsite with space for 10 tents. Water source is Slaughter Creek a quarter mile south on the AT.

Waypoint: DuncanRidgeAT

mile 29.73 / Trail Junction


Junction of the 17 mile Duncan Ridge Trail with the AT. The former ultimately intersects the Benton MacKaye Trail, creating a loop of the three trails.

Waypoint: BloodMtnPrivy

mile 30.22 / Privy

Waypoint: BloodMtnShelter

mile 30.25 / Shelter


Stone cabin sleeps 8, privy. No fires. No water. Highest point on the AT in Georgia.

Waypoint: BloodMtnOverlook

mile 30.38 / Scenic Area

Waypoint: FlatrockGap

mile 31.72 / Trail Junction


Flatrock Gap. West 0.2 miles to water.

Waypoint: NeelsGap

mile 32.71 / Road


U.S. 19 and 129. East 0.3 miles to Blood Mountain Cabins, a comfortable and economical option for groups of hikers.

Waypoint: MtnCrossings

mile 32.74 / Hostel


Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi, http://www.mountaincrossings.com/, outfitter and hostel.

Waypoint: BullGap1

mile 33.84 / Campsite


W 0.2 miles to water.

Waypoint: SwaimGap

mile 34.98 / Gap

Waypoint: AT3599

mile 35.55 / Campsite

Waypoint: AT3610

mile 35.67 / Trail Junction

Waypoint: WolfLaurelTop

mile 36.45 / Summit

Waypoint: BaggsCreekGap

mile 37.02 / Campsite


Exposed, space for a few tents. W 0.1 miles to a spring.

Waypoint: Cowrock

mile 37.76 / Summit

Waypoint: TesnateeGap

mile 38.76 / Parking


Ga. 348, Logan Turnpike Trail junction.

Waypoint: WhitleyGapTr

mile 39.45 / Shelter Junction

Waypoint: HogpenSpringSpur

mile 39.66 / Trail Junction


E 400' to a small spring.

Waypoint: HogpenGap

mile 39.74 / Parking


Hogpen Gap, nobo trailhead, Ga. 348.

Waypoint: WhiteOakStampGap

mile 40.58 / Gap

Waypoint: PoorMtn

mile 41.67 / Summit

Waypoint: WideGap

mile 42.32 / Gap

Waypoint: SheepRockTop

mile 43.41 / Summit

Waypoint: LowGap

mile 44.33 / Shelter Junction


East 0.1 miles to Low Gap Shelter.