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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.

Bear Hair, DRT to Blood Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park, Blairsville, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 6 2021  9:00 am >> Sat, Nov 6 2021 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 1 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 5 2021 8:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will be hiking the Bear Hair Gap Trail (counter clockwise), until we connect with the Coosa Backcountry Trail, then we have a short steep gain to the Duncan Ridge Trail up to the AT to Blood Mountain, then retrace our steps back to Coosa and finish at Vogel State Park.  A loop trail with a spur.

Total distance 9 miles with an elevation of 2410 feet.

We will be out of town at signup time, but will review the emails, etc. when we have internet connectivity (11/3).  

This is the high end of a D4, nearly a D5; so if you've not got strong AOC D4 experience or D5, please send the trip leaders your most recent hike (distance, duration, elevation gain); if we don't hear from you, we will move you to the waitlist. 

Required Items to Bring:

good hiking shoes


lunch or snack


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


hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Vogel State Park, Blairsville, Ga 30512

Please be there about 8:45 am.


There is a $5.00 State Park fee per vehicle that can be bought at the park visitor's office.


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

Cost Includes:

$5.00 per vehicle for parking if you don't have a yearly State Parks Pass.

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