TRAY GAP

LOCATION: North Georgia
HIKE STARTS: USFS 79
HIKE ENDS: Tray Gap Ridge
TOTAL DISTANCE: ~1 Mile
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
770 297-3000

HIGHLIGHTS: Tray Gap, with an elevation of 3,847 feet, is located on Forest Road 79 and is a short distance from Tray Mountain which marks the the boundary between White and Towns counties. Tray Gap is located in the Tray Mountain Wilderness within the borders of the Chattahoochee National Forest and has limited views to the south from a narrow ridge just South on the Appalachian Trail.

We started our hike from Tray Gap at U.S. Forest Road 79 along the Appalachian Trail and hiked southbound to a small campsite along the ridge. For day hikers, there is a nice view here from a rock outcropping. For backcountry campers, there is a small campsite or you can hike the A.T. about 0.7 miles from the gap to the “Cheesecake Factory” which is a designated campsite with a water source.

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