Duncan Ridge trail from Wolf Pen Gap to Buck Knob & back - Sat, Apr 6 2019

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Duncan Ridge trail from Wolf Pen Gap to Buck Knob & back

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: near Suches, GA   Hike: Duncan Ridge trail from Wolf Pen Gap to Buck Knob & back   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 6 2019  7:00 am >> Sat, Apr 6 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 26 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 5 2019 12:00 pm
Event Duration:11 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12.7 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


I have not hiked the Duncan Ridge before so this is Going to be an adventure and we will stay together as a group.

We will start from Wolf Pen Gap on the Duncan Ridge Trail and hike up to the top of Coosa Bald (4,270). From there we will go down to White Oak Stomp (3,460 ft) and pass Buckeye Knob (3,820 ft) then go down to Buckeye Gap (3,280 ft) and Byrant Gap (3,250 ft) and finally hike up to Buck Knob (3460 ft). If we have enough time we may keep up hiking toward Mulky Gap (2802 ft). We plan to hike until 12:00 PM, then have lunch and turn back the way we came.

The Duncan Ridge Trail is less traveled than the familiar Appalachian Trail and other north Georgia well-blazed paths. Expect very steep ups and very steep downs, all day long. We will have approximately 3,200 feet of elevation gain

Bring enough food, water and layers for a long day hike.

We’ll meet at carpool at 7:00.

Thanks to Lisa and Wynn for part of the itinerary.

If you have not recently completed a D5 with the AOC, then I will contact you to confirm this event is appropriate for your current level.

Required Items to Bring:

at least two liters of water

Hiking boots

light raingear just in case


cash for carpool

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take GA 400 North to its end then at Traffic Light turn left on US 19 toward Dahlonega Take the US 19 Bypass right at the bottom of the hill coming into Dahlonega.

Continue on US 19 for 8 miles, turn left to GA Hwy 60N, after 7.3 miles turn right to Wolf Pen Gap Rd, go 7.8 miles to Wolf Pen Gap.

 Coordinates: 34.76387,-83.95253

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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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