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AT - Tray Mountain from Unicoi Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Unicoi Gap Parking Lot   Hike: AT - Tray Mountain from Unicoi Gap  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 10 2017  9:00 am >> Fri, Mar 10 2017 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 3 2017 9:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 9 2017 11:30 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:10.2 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Tray Mountain (elev. 4,430) is the second highest point on the Georgia AT, just 31 feet shy of Blood Mountain.  Originally called Trail Mountain, some believe it was named that because of the numerous trails leading to the summit that the Cherokees used to climb in order to identify enemy campfires from the top. Tray Mountain's summit offers spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding Georgia mountains including Yonah, Brasstown, Currahee, and Rabun.

From the Unicoi Gap parking lot, we will hike 5.1 miles to the top of Tray Mountain on the AT and then return the same way for a total of 10.2 miles for the day.  The total round-trip elevation gain will be around 3,500 feet.

Tray Mountain Elevation Profile

(Promo photo from Dorothea's Tray Mountain AOC event posting and elevation profile from

Required Items to Bring:

Water or Energy Drinks
Trail Snacks
Good Hiking Shoes/Boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trekking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Unicoi Gap Parking Lot

GPS Coordinates:
34.801606, -83.742788

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):138Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $55.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? No