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AT Segment - 3700 footers: Cowrock, Wolf Laurel, Levelland

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: North GA- Tesnatee Gap - 15 miles northwest of Cleveland, GA
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Feb 24 2021  9:00 am >> Wed, Feb 24 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 17 2021 7:23 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 23 2021 7:23 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
Leigh B
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This section follows broad, rocky ridgetops offering excellent views.  The longest climbs are on the north sides of Cowrock and Levelland Mountains.  The section is within the Raven Cliffs Wilderness.  There are no shelters.


0.0 mile Tesnatee Gap parking on GA 348 (elevation 3138 feet) no privy

1.0 mile Cowrock Mt. (elevation 3842) views of Yonah Mt., Brasstown Bald, and Town Creek gorge

1.8 mile Baggs Creek Gap (elevation 3591)

2.3 mile Wolf Laurel Top (elevation 3766) open rock face with excellent views

3.0 mile Rock Spring Top (elevation 3526)

3.8 mile Swaim Gap (elevation 3450)

4.3 mile Levelland Mt. (elevation 3942) open rocky area on crest

4.9 mile Bull Gap (elevation 3644)

6.0 mile Neel Gap (elevation 3125)  Wasali-Yi Center is the only building the AT passes through


Pace: 2.6-2.8 mph for the entire hike moving speed; up to 3.4 mph on flatter areas

Moving time: 5 hours, 40 minutes (excluding 20 minutes for lunch/break)

Mileage: 12 miles round trip 

Elevation gain: 3065 feet

Total Grade: 9.7%



Required Items to Bring:

2 liters or quarts of water
Trail food/lunch
Hiking boots or shoes



Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Trekking poles
Change of shoes and shirt for drive back
Emergency rain gear (even if it is clear day with a 20 percent chance of rain)

Stylish straw hat, umbrella, hiking shorts, and knee socks, are mighty nice

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use google maps directions with the destination to enter being Tesnatee Gap:


 type: Tesnatee Gap

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Cost Includes:

parking is free

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