GWHGA Official: Appalachian Trail Series; Gooch Gap to Preachers Rock

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Gooch Gap


N34 39.130 W84 01.927

Suches, GA 30572

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Appalachian Trail: Gooch Gap to Preachers Rock: month 3!

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Angela Nouryeh!

This is month 3 of my Appalachian Trail series! This month we will section hike over a weekend.

-Day 1: Saturday will be Hightower Gap to Gooch Gap

-Day 2: Sunday will be Gooch Gap to Preachers Rock then hike South back to Woody Gap

This Hike will start at Gooch Gap and hike over Ramrock Mountain thru Woody Gap and go up to Preacher's Rock and then back down to Woody Gap. This hike offers multiple southern views and if it is a clear day, you can see Stone Mountain and possibly Atlanta.

Join me on Angela's AT Adventure series for this fun weekend of hikes!

Make sure to bring trail snacks, lunch and 3 L of water for each day. Also remember to dress in layers, bring hiking poles and rain gear if applicable.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it!

If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

Appalachian Trail: Gooch Gap to Preachers Rock and back to Woody Gap

Trail Rating: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of approximately 1,200 ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.

Date: March 10, 2019

Time: meet at 11:00 am and begin at 11:15 am. With a speed of 1 1/2 to 2 miles per hour, this hike should take approximately 3-4 hours

Distance: 4.8 miles

Elevation Gain: approximately 1,200 feet gain

All Trails: This link will show the section from Gooch Gap to Woody Gap. It is listed as a round trip not a one-way as we will hike. The link also shows the hike heading South rather than North like we will hike.

Atlanta Trails: This link will show the section from Woody Gap to Preachers Rock

Water Required: 3L

Dogs: no

Permits / Passes: none required

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Gooch Gap: USFS Road 48 N34 39.130 W84 01.927, approximately 33 miles north of Dawsonville.


Password: GWHGA

1 ticket per member or attendee

***Tickets will go live on February 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm***

Kids: no

Men: no

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***


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Gooch Gap


N34 39.130 W84 01.927

Suches, GA 30572

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