Unicoi Gap, Ga. 75, north AT trailhead. Large parking lot.
East 9 miles to Helen, GA. A simulacrum of Bavaria in the Georgia hills, Helen offers all amenities including numerous motels, restaurants, laundromat, and a library. Shuttles (706) 878-3715. Betty's Country Store and Deli, long-term resupply.
West 11 miles to Hiawassee, GA which is more often accessed at Dicks Creek Gap.
elevation: 2963 feet