Bear Hair Gap Trail

Blairsville, Georgia 30514

Bear Hair Gap Trail

Bear Hair Gap Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Vogel State Park, located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, is one of Georgia’s oldest and most popular facilities. The Bear Hair Gap Trail is the easier of the two routes in Vogel State Park featured in this book (see also Coosa Bald), and is best suited for a day-hiker or anyone out for a leisurely afternoon with their dog.

The Bear Hair Gap Trail begins and ends in Vogel State Park. Because it is a loop hike, the trail can be hiked in either direction. However, most hikers prefer traveling the Bear Hair Gap Trail counterclockwise."

Bear Hair Gap Trail Trip Reports

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2/12/2011
Wonderful hike with great scenery. Fairly good test of endurance early as you warmup (I went clockwise). Definitely do the Vogel Overlook section for some beautiful scenery and great camera shots. I will be bringing my family back for this one.
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2/21/2010
beautiful day with sun and 60 degrees at the lake but underestimated conditions on The Hair. 1/3 of the way icy trail conditions forced us back out of concern for our safety.
Still our favorite trail.
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5/24/2008
Beautiful warm day for a hike with our two dogs. The trail is fairly well marked with orange blazes, but stop by the visitors center and get a trail map. Moderate is probably a good rating for this trail, but either direction (counter-clockwise or clockwise) will have some extended uphill or downhill hiking. Total hiking time was 2.5 hours with water stops.
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Trail Information

Blairsville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.5
Distance
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year round
Season
2,375 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,160 feet
Top Elevation
Vogel State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Coosa Bald
Local Maps

Trail Log