2021-05-15 GA-AT Blood Mountain from Woody Gap - Sat, May 15 2021

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

2021-05-15 GA-AT Blood Mountain from Woody Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: AT Woody Gap to Blood Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 15 2021  8:00 am >> Sat, May 15 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, May 12 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 14 2021 7:00 pm
Event Duration:Approx. 7.5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill Wey
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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: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We’ll meet and start from Woody Gap parking lot. We’ll follow AT (Appalachian Trail) NoBo (North Bound) to Big Cedar Mt at 1.3 miles, Jarrard Gap at 5.7 miles, Bird Gap at 7.2 miles, and Blood Mt at 8.6 miles. We’ll take a break at Blood Mt and enjoy the breathtaking views at its summit. After break we’ll retrace and follow the AT SoBo (South Bound) to get back to our cars. This event is at the top-end of D5 overlapping D6, please consider this before signing up.

The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. Please arrive 10 minutes before our starting time. Our duration time is an educated estimate, so we need to have some flexibility.

Please only register if you are comfortable going long distance at a pace of 2.5+ mph in the remote mountains environment, and have recent D5 experience.

If your recent experience is not from the club, please include it in a note when you register, or email TL; otherwise you will be moved to the waiting list for the safety of everyone. We encourage our members to actively participate with joyful experience, and most importantly to stay healthy and safe at the end of our trip.

Required Items to Bring:

Good trail running shoes/hiking shoes.

Snacks/Lunch, water/sports drinks

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


Hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use Google Map address:

Woody Gap / Appalachian Trail, GA-60, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Take GA-400 N; turn left onto US-19 N for 5.1 miles.

Turn right onto US-19 N/ GA-9 N for 8 miles.

At the fork of US-19 N and GA-60, follow GA-60 for 5.4 miles to Woody Gap parking lot.


1. This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.

2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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