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Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Winding Stair Gap

Perfect for a weeklong jaunt, this 38-mile section climbs mountains, winds through deep gaps and passes a short side hike to Standing Indian Mountain, where Indian lore says a bolt of lighting struck a lone Cherokee sentinel and turned him to stone.

Rating

Shelters: Plumorchard Gap Shelter: sleeps 14; privy. Muskrat Creek Shelter: sleeps 8; privy. Standing Indian Shelter: sleeps 8; privy. Carter Gap Shelters (old and new: old sleeps 6, new sleeps 8; privy). Big Spring Shelter: sleeps 8; privy. Rock Gap Shelter: sleeps 8; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Tate City, GA, head east on US 76 for 1.2 miles to parking. End: From Rainbow Springs, GA, head east on US 64 for 2.2 miles to parking.

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