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Benton McKaye - Wallhallah Mtn and Toccoa Swinging Bridge

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Suches, GA   Hike: Benton McKaye - Wallhallah Mtn and Toccoa Swinging Bridge  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 21 2023  9:30 am >> Tue, Feb 21 2023 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 15 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Feb 20 2023 8:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:11.2 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We are hiking on the Benton McKaye (and DRT) from Hwy 60 to Wallhallah Mountain and then return to Hwy 60.  This is a total of 4 miles.  We will then cross Hwy 60 to continue the hike to the swinging suspension bridge on the Toccoa River.  We will then return the way we came for a total of 7.2 miles.  The entire hike is 11.2 miles.  This is a difficult, strenuous hike.  Elevation gain 3000'.

The pace for this event is moderate, not fast.  If you are looking to go 'fitness fast', this event is not for you.

Hey, if you've not completed a recent D4 or higher, please send the trip leaders information on your recent hiking experiences (trail name, distance, date, pace), this will enable us to ensure group safety.  If I don't get an email from you shortly after your signup, I will move you to the waitlist. 

Required Items to Bring:



Layers of clothing.

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

Hiking poles.

Rain gear.

Positive attitude and sense of adventure.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use longitude and latitude.

There is a trail sign on Hwy 60 and limited parking.

Backup address:  24235 Morgantown Hwy (Hwy 60) Suches, GA - trail crossing and parking is near here.

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Cost Includes:

There is no cost.  

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