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Duncan Ridge Trail Part IV - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mulkey Gap   Hike: Duncan Ridge Trail Part IV - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 5 2020  9:00 am >> Sat, Dec 5 2020 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 30 2020 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 4 2020 7:50 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:12.6 Miles
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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: Rhodes Mt to Mulkey Gap
  • Part IV:  Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.
  • Part V:   Georgia Triple Crown


Part IV - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.

Join me as I start at Mulkey Gap and make my way to the intersection of the Coosa Backcountry Loop at Coosa Bald. We will be climbing three mountains on the way: West Wildcat Knob, Buckeye Knob and Coosa Bald. We should be getting some winter views as we walk along the ridge line. We will eat lunch on Coosa Bald 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 has about 4300 feet of elevation gain.

This is a difficult D6 hike. Recent D5/D6 experience is required! 

If you are looking for a challenging, remote hike, JOIN ME!

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There is a small parking lot at the trailhead. I expect to arrive at the trailhead at 8:45am.

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