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Duncan Ridge Trail: Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Toccoa River Bridge   Hike: Duncan Ridge Trail: Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mountain   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 1 2022  8:30 am >> Tue, Mar 1 2022 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 23 2022 1:02 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Feb 28 2022 5:02 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
Leigh B
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The Duncan Ridge Trail starts at Three Forks and winds its way to Blood Mt. It is a difficult, remote trail with outstanding payoffs and challenges.  Join us in a series of hikes to explore the DRT from start to finish. 

  • Part I:   Three Forks to Toccoa River Swinging Bridge
  • Part II:  Toccoa Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mt
  • Part III: Rhodes Mt to Mulkey Gap
  • Part IV:  Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.
  • Part V:   Georgia Triple Crown


Part II - Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mountain.

This section of the Duncan Ridge Trail shares the trailbed with the Benton Mackaye Trail.

We will head south towards the 270 foot swinging bridge that is high above the Toccoa River. After crossing the bridge, we will turn around, retrace our steps and begin the northern section of the trek. We will be climbing Wallalah Mountain, Licklog Mountain and finally, Rhodes Mountain.  Somewhere along the way we will be stopping for lunch before retracing our steps back to the car.

This section of trail is rugged and beautiful and is sure to make for an enjoyable day in the woods.

This is a difficult hike with about 4500 feet of elevation gain. Recent D6/High D5 experience is required to join the fun. Your trip leaders reserve the right to move under qualified adventurers to the wait list.

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Mountain naming guide

Big John

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will be parking at the end of a 3 mile Forest Service Road off of Route 60,  When you see the sign for 2 hikers it is time to turn at that sign onto the Forest Service Road which has a Toccoa Swinging Bridge sign.  We meet at th dead end parking area to start the hike to the bridge.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):168Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $67.20 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.


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