Slackpack Georgia

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Slackpack? What is slackpacking? Simply defined, it is hiking a section of a trail without a fully loaded backpack. It gives you the option to carry only what you need for a typical day hike. It may even give you the ability to cover a little more trail, but don’t be too confident…the mountains in Georgia can be rough!
There are various opinions about slackpacking: some people support it, some oppose it… all for different reasons. But this is your hike, so form your own opinion. If you choose to slackpack a section (or all) of the AT in Georgia, we’re here to help you make that happen. We have two sample “schedules” outlined below to “slack” you all the way through Georgia, but there are other possibilities and many combinations… whatever suits your needs. And, feel free to use one of our small day packs instead of your own. At the end of the day, we’ll be glad to meet you at the trailhead with your backpack, or you may choose to return to the hostel for a hot shower and soft bed.

 

 

Day Start Location End Location Mileage
1 Springer Mountain Hightower Gap 9.5
2 Hightower Gap Woody Gap 12.2
3 Woody Gap Neel Gap 10.9
4 Neel Gap Hogpen Gap 6.9
5 Hogpen Gap Unicoi Gap 14.3
6 Unicoi Gap Dicks Creek Gap 16.7
 7 Dicks Creek Gap  NC Border and Back to Blue Ridge Gap 12.1
  Average Mileage   11.8
  Pricing for 1 person   *PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON
  Pricing for each additional person   *PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON

Price includes ALL shuttles to/from the trailhead, 8 nights at the Hostel in a bunk (you can choose a private room or private cabin for an additional charge) and breakfast each morning.

Day Start Location End Location Mileage
1 Springer Mountain Gooch Gap 18.2
2 Gooch Gap Neel Gap 14.5
3 Neel Gap Unicoi Gap 21.2
4 Unicoi Gap Dicks Creek Gap 16.7
 5 Dicks Creek Gap  NC Border and Back to Blue Ridge Gap 12.1
  Average Mileage   16.5
  Price for 1 person   *PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON
  Pricing for each additional person   *PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON

Price includes ALL shuttles to/from the trailhead, 6 nights at Hostel in a bunk (you can choose a private room or private cabin for an additional charge) and breakfast each morning.
Or, if you choose, slackpack a single section of the trail. There are many possibilities to suit your needs.
Shuttle fees to various trailheads are located under Shuttle Services.

E-mail or call (770) 312-7342 for more information.