Appalachian Trail: Woody Gap to Neels Gap

The hotspot on this 9.8-mile section is Blood Mountain, a 4,450-foot peak where historic battles between the Creek and Cherokee Indians stained the ground red.
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The hotspot on this 9.8-mile section is Blood Mountain, a 4,450-foot peak where historic battles between the Creek and Cherokee Indians stained the ground red.

Shelters: Wood’s Hole Shelter: sleeps 7; privy. Blood Mtn. Shelter: sleeps 8; no privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 15.7

Waypoints

WPT011

Location: 34.7391662597656, -83.9365310668945

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT014

Location: 34.7419013977051, -83.9410018920898

Blue-blazed Duncan Ridge Trail leads W

WPT029

Location: 34.7016830444336, -83.9870834350586

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT019

Location: 34.7373008728027, -83.9482650756836

Blue-blazed trail leads W for .4 mi. to Woods Hole Shelter

WPT036

Location: 34.6873168945312, -83.9940643310547

Dome Rock; views to the SE

WPT020

Location: 34.7306327819824, -83.9569854736328

Horsebone Gap

WPT017

Location: 34.7407150268555, -83.9441833496094

AT switchbacks W @ jct. with blue-blazed Slaughter Creek Trail to the E

WPT031

Location: 34.6989517211914, -83.9887466430664

Dan Gap

ZZZ003

Location: 34.6776161193848, -84.000129699707

Woody Gap; parking; trash; picnic tables; restrooms; views to the S

WPT037

Location: 34.6852684020996, -83.9954681396484

Lunsford Gap; side trail to the E

WPT033

Location: 34.6938018798828, -83.9912033081055

Blue-blazed trail leads E

WPT009

Location: 34.7376518249512, -83.9362030029297

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT025

Location: 34.7157821655273, -83.9804000854492

Side trail to the W

WPT027

Location: 34.7074012756348, -83.9852828979492

Stream crossing @ Miller Gap

WPT007

Location: 34.7348518371582, -83.9363021850586

Views to the S

WPT022

Location: 34.723934173584, -83.968879699707

Traverse N slopes of Burnett Field Mtn.

WPT016

Location: 34.7401351928711, -83.9449996948242

Side trail to the E to Slaughter Creek Campsite

WPT004

Location: 34.7355842590332, -83.9281845092774

Flatrock Gap. Jct. with Byron Reece Trail and Freeman Trail. Views to the SSW

WPT034

Location: 34.6918487548828, -83.9924011230469

Summit ridge of Big Cedar Mtn.; side trail to the E

WPT026

Location: 34.708065032959, -83.9850006103516

Campsite (room for 6 tents)

WPT012

Location: 34.7396659851074, -83.9369812011719

Blood Mtn.

WPT018

Location: 34.7377662658691, -83.9478988647461

Bird Gap; blue-blazed Freeman Trail leads E; campsite (room for 4 tents)

WPT010

Location: 34.7382507324219, -83.9362487792969

Views to the WSW; pass rock slab

WPT006

Location: 34.7379150390625, -83.9318695068359

Views to the E of Levelland Mtn.

WPT028

Location: 34.7035331726074, -83.9852676391602

Side trail to the E to Dockery Lake Campground; campsite (room for 4 tents)

WPT013

Location: 34.7400321960449, -83.9373321533203

Blood Mtn. Shelter

WPT021

Location: 34.7267990112305, -83.9647827148438

Jarrard Gap; campsite (room for 8 tents); gravel road heads W to Lake Winfield Scott (1.2 mi.)

WPT030

Location: 34.700065612793, -83.9868469238281

Granny Top

WPT038

Location: 34.6781349182129, -83.9995498657226

Side trail to the W to water

ZZZ004

Location: 34.7351684570312, -83.9175491333008

Neels Gap: Walk through Mountain Crossings @ Walasi-Yi, a small, stone building built in 1934 by the CCC (the only spot where the AT passes through a man-made structure). Mail-drop, hostels, and cabins available here. Staff will evaluate your pack and ship back any unwanted gear

WPT024

Location: 34.7158660888672, -83.9800186157226

Henry Gap NW

WPT023

Location: 34.7156181335449, -83.977668762207

Views to the SSW; rocky

WPT032

Location: 34.6939506530762, -83.9912185668945

Side trail to the W

WPT002

Location: 34.7353668212891, -83.9181137084961

Cross US 19/US 129

WPT005

Location: 34.7379493713379, -83.9318313598633

Good bouldering next to AT

WPT035

Location: 34.6893005371094, -83.9931030273438

Trail crests Big Cedar Mtn.

WPT015

Location: 34.7397651672363, -83.9447631835938

Side trail to the E to Slaughter Creek Campsite

WPT008

Location: 34.7370681762695, -83.9362030029297

Rock slab. 180-degree views to the S

WPT003

Location: 34.7351837158203, -83.9271850585938

Boulders

IMG_6033

Location: 34.7400016784668, -83.9373016357422

IMG_5922

Location: 34.7351837158203, -83.9178161621094

IMG_5923

Location: 34.7351837158203, -83.9178161621094

IMG_6030

Location: 34.7400016784668, -83.9373016357422

IMG_5944

Location: 34.7351837158203, -83.927131652832