Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to Hightower Gap

PointToPoint • 9 mi • 0 ft

The summit of Springer Mountain, a broad dome with thin oak woods and a rock outcrop, has excellent northwest views of the Cohutta Mountains. Two bronze plaques mark this as the terminus of the AT. Natural history features: Long Creek Falls; old-growth hemlocks. Social history features: Southern end of AT.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Suches
Length: 9 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Point-to-point
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5-6 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 3,782 feet
Top Elevation: 3,782 feet
Local Contacts: Appalachian Trail Conference, 304-535-6331
Local Maps: ATC Chattahoochee National Forest
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9/29/2012

Great hike with plenty of water and shelters. One of the easiest sections of the AT in GA.

6/12/2012

This trail was cool mostly for the fact that it is the start of the AT. I thought that Hightower would be a more interesting spot, but it is just a parking area. It was a slight let down but the views on the trail were great and the walk wasn't too steep. Great overnight hike!

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