Georgia AT Section Hogpen Gap- Neels Gap

  • May 10, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Note:  Please review hike information prior to RSVP.  Hike will start at Hogpen Gap.  This will be an out and back hike and will be approximately 13 miles.  Hogpen Gap to Neels Gap and back. 

 This section of the AT has several overlook views.

This will be a DIFFICULT hike. If you are not capable of doing a LONG hike with elevation gains over 2,600 feet do NOT attempt this hike.  Please do not attempt this hike if you have not completed a few really good hikes this year.  The break at Neels Gap is quite entertaining!

Bring a lunch, trail mix, snacks, water.  Please remember to apply sunscreen as needed, as it is easy to forget about protection from the sun when you are on a slightly challenging hike.

Be sure to bring hiking poles, hiking boots/ shoes, and rain gear just in case it rains.  Never know about the weather.  

All carpools, plan on meeting at the Cleveland Ingles, be there by 900AM. 

If you are driving directly to the trailhead, by there around 9:45am.  Should get the hike started at 10am.

Directions to trailhead from Cleveland - At the intersection of Hwy 129/11 and Hwy 75, take Hwy 129/11 north for approximately 3 miles. Turn right on Hwy 75A. Travel on 75A for approximately 5.9 miles to Hwy 348 (Richard Russell Scenic Hwy). Turn left on Hwy 348 and drive up the mountain for approximately 6.9 to 7.0 miles. The paved parking lot will be on the right.

Hogpen Gap 

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  • Marie333

    Gary, my alarm clock came on at 6am today (Sunday) and I thought it was Monday! .... And I thought I had to get up for work. Happy Mother's Day all!:)

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Marie333

    Great times! Pics shows priceless moments. Thank you Lars and Gary. Thank you everyone:)

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Lars

    A few showers did not dampen the upbeat spirit of this group. Overall a perfect day with nature showing a different side due to the rain.
    Thank you all for coming and having fun in the rain.

    4 · May 10, 2014

  • Teresa

    Really nice hike, even with the early rain.

    4 · May 10, 2014

  • Karen

    Is there anyone who wants to car pool further south from the Cleveland Ingles, say from the Alpharetta/Cumming area?

    May 4, 2014

    • Lars

      Rest and get well soon.

      May 10, 2014

    • Teresa

      Getting a late start. I will meet everyone at Ingles in Cleveland at 9am

      May 10, 2014

  • Christine G.

    Sorry gang, can't believe I am backing out, I did not sleep.

    May 10, 2014

    • Lars

      This is so unlike you. Hope you can make in next weekend.

      May 10, 2014

  • Lars

    Carpool from Park & Ride, Exit 4 on I985. Meeting time is 8AM. Who is in?

    1 · May 6, 2014

    • Lars

      Marie, LinVid, see you both at 8 tomorrow.

      1 · May 9, 2014

    • LinDa

      Yes, 8 AM sharp!

      1 · May 9, 2014

  • Eugene B.

    I will be meeting at trailhead.

    May 9, 2014

  • Lars

    The chance of rain tomorrow just dropped from 60% to 50% on The Weather Channel. I'm hoping that is the trend so the hike is ON for tomorrow. Just be prepared for rain.
    All carpools to meet at Ingles, Cleveland at 9AM as previously posted. If you need to contact me for last minute updates you can call[masked]

    2 · May 9, 2014

  • Christine G.

    I can do Saturday or Sunday.

    May 8, 2014

  • jill

    sunday is better for some of us. I'll be watching for updates

    May 8, 2014

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