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Arkaquah Trail to Brasstown Bald

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Trackrock Gap parking lot   Hike: Arkaquah Trail to Brasstown Bald  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jan 1 2003  7:00 am >> Thu, Dec 26 2019 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Dec 6 2019 6:02 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 20 2019 7:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is an event for advanced hikers.  The trail is approximately 12 miles round trip with only a few rest breaks.  We will start at Trackrock Gap (2280 ft), immediately climbing 1500 ft to Roost Ridge.  Following the ridge eastwards, we will pass Chimneytop Mtn (mile 4.4) to Brasstown Bald (mile 6.1; 4783 ft).  After a short break, we will retrace our steps back to the trailhead.

Required Items to Bring:
  • one liter water or sports drink
  • hiking boots / trail shoes
  • rain gear / wind breaker (just in case...)
  • snacks and lunch
  • change of clothes after hike
  • cash for gas (for your carpool driver)
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • hiking poles
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • GPS

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-85/I-985 via Gainesville to Exit 24 and follow Hwy 129/ Hwy11 to Cleveland. Continue on 11 (which turns into Hwy 19) north past Voget State Park, then take a right on State Road 180 East.  Stay on 180 for 2.4 miles, turn left at Town Creek School Rd and after 2 miles turn right on Trackrock Church Rd.  Take another right onto Trackrock Gap Rd.  The parking lot at the trailhead is on the left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):155Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $62.00 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.


Will this event occur rain or shine?  Yes

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