Rocky Mountain (via Unicoi Gap)

Location: Georgia
Trip Starts: Unicoi Gap
Trip Ends: Unicoi Gap
Total Distance: 2.80 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day Hike
More Information:

Chattahoochee National Forest
508 Oak Street NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
(404) 536-0541

Highlights:

This short hike to Rocky Mountain starts at Unicoi Gap and climbs 1100 feet to a designated campsite along the Appalachian Trail. There is a spring/stream located 0.8 miles before the summit which is the water source for the campsite.

As you pass the spring and continue to hike the A.T. southbound, there is a a blue-blazed side trail that meets the Trail from the left – which is the Rocky Mountain Trail. This trail junction is 0.4 miles from the summit, and provides another access point to Rocky Mountain.

On Rocky Mountain, there is a small rock outcrop on the A.T. (located 20 yards past the campsite) with scenic views to Yonah Mountain and to the south. So this is a pleasant day hike if you are looking to spend a few hours on the Trail.


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