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AT - Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Suches, GA   Hike: AT - Woody Gap to Jarrard Gap  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 7 2023  9:30 am >> Tue, Mar 7 2023 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 1 2023 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 6 2023 8:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 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: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This hike begins at the Woody Gap trailhead on Hwy 60 and starts with a 550+ foot climb up to Big Cedar Mountain. We will continue to follow the ridgeline down to Jarrard Gap where we will break for lunch and regroup. On the way back we will take a side trip up to Preaching Rock where the view is spectacular and well worth the trip.

At this time of year the mountain views on both sides of the trail make this hike.

Total elevation around 2300'.

Please arrive a few minutes early for intro's.  Hiking starts promptly at 9:30AM.

Pace is around 2.3 on uphill and closer to 2.8 on downhill.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Good hiking boots or shoes
  • Emergency rain gear
  • Food
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Poles
  • Camera
  • Dry shirt
  • Bag for muddy boots

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Put in Woody Gap trailhead into your device.


Because this a strenuous hike for a D4 event, if you have not very recently completed some tough AOC hikes, I will be contacting you to determine your level of fitness and experience to make sure this is the right hike for you.

This hike will be cancelled if significant rain is forecast or if road conditions are dangerous.

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

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