Jacks Knob Trail South to Chattahoochee Gap

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Jacks Knob Trail South to Chattahoochee Gap

Jacks Knob Trail: South to Chattahoochee Gap Professional Review and Guide

"The southern section of Jacks Knob Trail runs from the GA Highway 180 parking area to an intersection with the Appalachian Trail (AT) at Chattahoochee Gap. The path is only moderately difficult, curling around hilltops and undulating as it traverses Hiwassee Ridge.

The trail is often cloistered in dense stands of oak and other hardwoods, and occasionally passes a huddle of rhododendrons and mountain laurel. Since it’s likely that you’ll see fewer people on this section of the Jacks Knob Trail, it can offer a real sense of seclusion but isn’t completely confining. Occasionally, windows in the tree canopy break up the walls of green and reveal a sunlit ridge to the east. While the northern half of the Jacks Knob Trail ends at the bustling parking area for Brasstown Bald, this southern path leads to a gap tucked away deep in the forest."

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Trail Information

Dahlonega
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.4
Distance
945 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge District
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Jacks Gap
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018