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2021-06-05 GA-AT Cowrock Mountain from Byron Reece Trailhead

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Byron Reece trailhead to AT Cowrock Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 5 2021  8:00 am >> Sat, Jun 5 2021 12:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 2 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 4 2021 7:00 pm
Event Duration:Approx. 4.5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:11 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:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We’ll meet and start from Byron Reece parking lot. We’ll take US-19 to go about 0.5 miles to Neels Gap, and then follow AT (Appalachian Trail) NoBo (North Bound) to Cowrock Mt. We’ll take a break at its summit and enjoy the beautiful wide open views. After break we’ll retrace and follow the AT SoBo (South Bound) to get back to our cars.

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:


Proof of covid-19 vaccine shot, if you carpool.

If you're in other member’s car, bring change clothing, an extra pair of Clean shoes, bag for changed shoes, towel to sit on. Only enter with clean shoes. Remove all trash and your belongings.


Cash for carpool driver.

Good trail running shoes/hiking shoes

Nutrition/snacks, 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:

Byron Reece trailhead parking, Byron Reece Memorial Trail, Blairsville, GA 30512

Note: The following is just one of many different ways to go.

Take GA-400 N to its end.

Turn left onto US-19 N for 5.1 miles to Dahlonega.

Turn right and follow US-19 N for 22 miles to reach destination.

Note: Parking lot is on the left about 0.5 miles after passing Neels Gap.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):106Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $42.40 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


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.