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Duncan Ridge Trail Part IV - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mulkey Gap   Hike: Duncan Ridge Trail Part IV - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 15 2022  9:00 am >> Tue, Mar 15 2022 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 11 2022 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 14 2022 5:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:12.6 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: 8 / 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: Rhodes Mt to Mulkey Gap
  • Part IV:  Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.
  • Part V:   Georgia Triple Crown


Part IV - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.

Join us as we start at Mulkey Gap and make our way to the intersection of the Coosa Backcountry Loop at Coosa Bald. We will be climbing three mountains on the way: West Wildcat Knob, Buckeye Knob and Coosa Bald. We should be getting some winter views as we walk along the ridge line. We will eat lunch on Coosa Bald 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 has about 4300 feet of elevation gain.

This is a difficult D6 hike. Recent D5/D6 experience is required! 

If you are looking for a challenging, remote hike, JOIN US!

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There is a small parking lot at the trailhead.  We expect to arrive at the trailhead at 8:45am.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):162Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.80 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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