Tray Mountain Shelter Trail


Elevation Gain31ft
Trailhead Elevation4,193ft
Elevation Min/Max4193/4224ft
Elevation Start/End4193/4193ft

Tray Mountain Shelter Trail

Tray Mountain Shelter Trail is a hiking trail in Towns County and Habersham County, Georgia. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 4,193 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 31 feet. The trail ends near the Tray Mountain Shelter. This trail connects with the following: Appalachian Trail.

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South (Menasha Ridge Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"This highland hike explores Tray Mountain—its views, trail shelter, spring, and historic shelter site from the early days of the master path of the East. Start high on the shoulder of Tray Mountain, then make your way past multiple panoramas stretching in multiple directions." Read more
Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"This hike is part of the 10.8-mile section of the A.T. that passes through the Tray Mountain Wilderness from Tray Gap to Addis Gap. The climb up from the gap is a steady ascent on switchbacks that brings you to this outstanding peak. The summit is covered with low trees and shrubs, which do not obstruct the magnificent panoramic view of the north Georgia Mountains. From the trailhead in Tray Gap (elevation 3,847'), hike north on the A.T. and begin climbing the southern slope of Tray Mountain. The Trail ascends on switchbacks, climbing more sharply as you near the summit. At mile 0.8, reach the rocky summit of Tray Mountain (elevation 4,430'). Georgia’s two tallest peaks, Brasstown Bald and Rabun Bald, are visible to the north. Brasstown Bald is the peak with the tower and buildings on the summit. The distinctive rock face of Yonah Mountain can be seen to the south." Read more

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Trail Information

Skill Level
Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge Ranger District: 706-745-6928,
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #778 Brasstown Bald and Chattooga River; Appalachian Trail Conservancy Chattahoochee National Forest; USGS Tray Mountain
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Dec 2018