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.