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Duncan Ridge Trail - Mulkey Gap to Rhodes Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mulkey Gap   Hike: Duncan Ridge Trail - Mulkey Gap to Rhodes Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 8 2022  9:00 am >> Tue, Mar 8 2022 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 6 2022 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 7 2022 5:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:14 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: 7 / 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:  Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Three Forks
  • Part II:  Toccoa Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mt
  • Part III: Mulkey Gap to Rhodes Mt.
  • Part IV:  Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.
  • Part V:   Georgia Triple Crown


Part III - Mulkey Gap to Rhodes Mt.

This is our favorite hike on the Duncan Ridge!

Join us as we start at Mulkey Gap and make our way to the intersection of the BMT at Rhodes Mountain. We will be climbing five mountains on the way: Clements Mt, High Top, Payne Knob, Gregory Knob and Rhodes Mt. We will be getting some nice winter views as we make our way. We will eat lunch on Rhodes Mountain before we retrace our steps back to the cars. We will be moving on the high side of moderate with an average rate of 2.75 mph.

This hike is almost 14 miles with 3500 ft of gain, it is on the high end of the D5 scale and requires recent D5 experience to join the fun.

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Bowling ball


How to Get There:
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We will be parking at Mulkey Gap which is on a decent service road.

Trailhead location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):90Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $36.00 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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