Atlanta, GA: Dugger Mountain Wilderness

Look for bears, wild turkeys, Native American artifacts, and herbs on this shady loop off the tourist trail.
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Look for bears, wild turkeys, Native American artifacts, and herbs on this shady loop off the tourist trail.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.5

Waypoints

DMW001

Location: 33.8317986, -85.6245728

From rock monument, follow footpath NNE

DMW002

Location: 33.833271, -85.6239014

L @ Pinhoti Trail; follow blue blazes

DMW003

Location: 33.8628769, -85.6141434

L @ 4-way onto old road

DMW004

Location: 33.8449783, -85.6282043

R @ path

DMW005

Location: 33.8448257, -85.6282272

Cross stream to a carved-out rock face that is the site of a centuries-old Native American dwelling

DMW006

Location: 33.8470383, -85.6293106

Carved rock face; backtrack to old road; turn R

DMW007

Location: 33.844471, -85.6279373

Look for mountain mint and St. John?s wort herbs along the
trail; the leaves can be picked and used to make tea

DMW008

Location: 33.8362083, -85.6310959

Turn R on side trail to decent forest view, ascend steeply

DMW009

Location: 33.8360405, -85.6322556

L @ 4-way for short detour to view

DMW010

Location: 33.8362694, -85.6323395

View of pine and oak forest at hilltop; return to old road; turn R

DMW011

Location: 33.8329964, -85.6250763

L @ small path at junction 50 yards from original trailhead