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2021-07-03 GA-AT Tray Mountain from Unicoi Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 3 2021  8:30 am >> Sat, Jul 3 2021 1:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 30 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 2 2021 8:00 pm
Event Duration:Approx. 5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:10.5 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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We start from the Unicoi Gap parking lot (at about 3,000 feet) going AT NoBo. We’ll have very solid climb on Rocky Mt. to its summit at 4,017 feet, and descend to Indian Grave Gap at 3,113 feet after 2.6 miles.

Then we start a steady uphill to Tray Gap at 3,847 feet, then to the summit of Tray Mt. at 4,430 feet after 5.2 miles. We will take time to enjoy the beautiful views along our way.

After taking a snack break at Tray Mt., we'll retrace our way following AT SoBo to get back to our cars.

The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. If you choose to meet at the event, please arrive 10 minutes before our starting time. Our duration time is an estimate, and we need to have some flexibility.

Please only register if you are comfortable hiking 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 me; 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/hiking shoes

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:

Set your GPS at Unicoi Gap, Georgia 30571

Details below:

Take GA-400 N/US-19 N to its end. Continue straight onto GA-115 N for 4.8 miles. Turn right onto GA-115 N/GA-52 E for 2 miles. Keep left to continue on GA-115 N for 9.5 miles. Turn left onto Tesnatee Gap Valley Rd. for 2.7 miles. Continue onto McAfee Rd for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto US-129 N for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto GA-75A for 8.1 miles. Turn left onto GA-17 N/GA-75 N for 7.8 miles to arrive at Unicoi Gap parking lot.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):124Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $49.60 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.