Appalachian Trail 004: Neels Gap to Tesnatee Gap

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Section 4 of the AT runs 5.5 miles from the store at Neels Gap on US Hwy 129 to Testanee Gap on GA Hwy 348. This section of trail is very remote since the entire 5.5 mile length lies in the center of the Raven Cliffs Wilderness. It crosses Levelland Mountain and Cowrock Mountain on the way.

Best parking location: "Tesnatee Gap" lat=34.7260494054, lon=-83.8476196274
Trail length: 6 miles
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  • Posted by Greg Heil on September 28, 2011


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    Reviewed by kjspurlock on May 22, 2013

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    I hiked this in the opposite direction, from Tesnatee to Neels, for a day hike, and it was awesome. The ascent up to Cow Rock is always a tough one, but it's short too, and the views make it completely worthwhile. Basically for the rest of the time it's a ridge hike with some inclines and declines along the way. Then you finally descend into Neels Gap and literally hike into the Mountain Crossings. It's great.

    All the tourists seem to be distracted with Blood Mountain, so this hike remains pretty secluded and quiet. And that right there is enough to give it a 5 star rating.
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    Reviewed by LaFolie on September 30, 2011

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    You think that you've left the tough climbing after leaving Neels Gap, but the climb North is just as tough as Blood Mountain. The grand vistas and seclusion make the pain worth it!
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    Appalachian Trail 004: Neels Gap to Tesnatee Gap 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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