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Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain to Woody Gap

Three shelters, rolling hills and beautiful vistas reward hikers as they connect Springer Mountain to Woody Gap where a recently renovated shelter sits under a leafy canopy.

Rating

Shelters: Stover Creek Shelter: sleeps 6; no privy. Hawk Mountain Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Gooch Mountain Shelter: sleeps 14; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Dahlonega, GA, take US 19 S to GA 52 W. In 8.7 miles, turn right on Nimblewill Church Rd. In 2.3 miles, turn right on NF 28-1. In 2.2 miles, continue straight on Winding Stair Gap Rd. In 5.0 miles, turn left on NF-42. Go 2.4 miles and park. End: From Suches, GA, head south on GA 60 for 1.9 miles to trail.

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