Did you know the Appalachian Trail starts at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia?
The hike to Maine starts just 6 miles from Forrest Hills Resort.
Access to the Appalachian trail in the Dahlonega area
The Appalachian Trail can be accessed from paved state highways at Neels Gap on U. S. Highway 19 and Woodys Gap on Ga. Highway 60.
Gravel surfaced National Forest roads provide access to the trail at Gooch Gap, Cooper Gap, Hightower Gap, Three Forks area and Springer Mountain parking lot.
A General Highway Map of Lumpkin County that shows all roads (including paved roads and gravel surfaced roads) may be obtained from the Georgia Department of Transportation.
U.S. Geological Survey topo-graphical maps that cover the Appalachian Trail in the Dahlonega Area may be obtained from the State of Georgia or many outdoor sporting goods stores.
A Chattahoochee National Forest map showing the AT and Forest Service roads can be purchased at the U. S. Forest Service Visitor Center in Dahlonega.