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Dockery Lake to Woody Gap and Back. No Carpool

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blue Ridge Mountains   Hike: Dockery Lake to Woody Gap and Back. No Carpool   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 29 2020  8:45 am >> Sat, Aug 29 2020 3:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 13 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 29 2020 6:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Come join us for an out and back scenic hike. You will experience mountain creeks and streams, a wonderful lake, and the historic AT. We will start at the trailhead of Dockery Lake with bathrooms available. Heading north, we will enjoy a nice view of the lake, then the trail briefly runs parallel with Pigeon Roost Creek. We’ll hike 3.7 miles to the AT then head south to Woody Gap for another bathroom break.

After the break we will head back up north toward Big Cedar Mountain for lunch on Preaching Rock. After we have finished lunch we will hike back down the AT to the intersection with the Dockery Lake trail. We will follow this trail back down to our starting point before we return back to Atlanta.

We will keep a steady pace, with occasional breaks. If you have not completed a D4 or D5 recently, we will contact you to determine if this hike is right for you. Photo taken by Jenay Thompson.

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of fluids for adequate hydration
Trail snacks and/or light lunch
Good hiking shoes/boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Event Directions: North on GA 400 from the park and ride. When GA 400 ends at the Chevron station make a left onto US-19/GA60 until you reach Dahlonega. It will be on your left on US-19/GA-60 in Dahlonega. From Dahlonega, take GA 60 north for 12 miles. Turn right at the sign for Dockery Lake on Forest Road 654 for 1 mile. Pass through the campground, then stay right to reach the day-use parking area. The Dockery Lake Trail starts on the right side of the parking area.

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