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Duncan Ridge Tral - Mulkey Gap to Rhodes Mountain




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mulkey Gap
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 21 2020  8:45 am >> Sat, Nov 21 2020 3:10 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 16 2020 7:10 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 20 2020 7:55 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 25 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:14 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

The Duncan Ridge Trail starts at Three Forks and winds its way to Blood Mt. It is a difficult, remote trail with outstanding payoffs and challenges.  Join me in a series of hikes to explore the DRT from start to finish. 

  • Part I:  Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Three Forks
  • Part II:  Toccoa Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mt
  • Part III: Mulkey Gap to Rhodes Mt.
  • Part IV:  Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.
  • Part V:   Georgia Triple Crown

 

Part III - Mulkey Gap to Rhodes Mt.

This is my favorite hike on the Duncan Ridge!

Join me as I start at Mulkey Gap and make my way to the intersection of the BMT at Rhodes Mountain. We will be climbing five mountains on the way: Clements Mt, High Top, Payne Knob, Gregory Knob and Rhodes Mt. We will be getting some nice winter views as we make our way. We will eat lunch on Rhodes Mountain before we retrace our steps back to the cars. We will be moving on the high side of moderate with an average rate of 2.75 mph.

This hike is almost 14 miles with 3500 ft of gain, it is on the high end of the D5 scale and requires recent D5 experience to join the fun.


Required Items to Bring:

Water

Food

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bowling ball

Pins


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will be parking at Mulkey Gap which is on a decent service road.

Trailhead location


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