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AT Section Hiking - Tesnatee Gap to Low Gap Shelter

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: North GA- Tesnatee Gap - 15 miles northwest of Cleveland, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 23 2021  8:30 am >> Sun, May 23 2021 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, May 13 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, May 23 2021 6:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary Hubert
Joseph Wang
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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: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will go at a steady, moderate pace, with some stops. This is an in and out hike with a total distance of  approximately 11 miles and vertical rise of about 2,000 feet, We will be hiking east on the Appalachian Trail from Tesnatee Gap to Low Gap. The hike includes several climbs and descents with a scenic view of Towns Creek Valley and the Georgia piedmont from the top of Wildcat Mountain.  Wildcat Mountain has a rocky summit similar to Blood Mountain.  There is a shelter at Low Gap which will be our lunch spot. 

Please bring a mask along for when you are unable to social distance.  You will not be required to wear one while hiking.

Please meet directly at the trailhead by 8:20AM.  You can use google maps directions with the destination being Tesnatee Gap.



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

Bug Spray

Change of shoes and shirt for drive back

Emergency rain gear (even if it is clear day with a 20 percent chance of rain)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use google maps directions with the destination being Tesnatee Gap. 

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

Cost Includes:


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