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AT Experience | Winding Stair Gap NC to Dicks Creek Gap GA

  • Dicks Creek Gap US 76 Hiawassee, GA 30546 (map)

AT Experience | Winding Stair Gap NC to Dicks Creek Gap GA

Join us as we tackle our next section where we will spend 3 days/2 nights on the trail. We will start at Winding Stair Gap in North Carolina and make our way to Dicks Creek Gap in Georgia. This will finish up our Georgia section and start our North Carolina section. We will hike a total of 40.2 miles in three days.

We handle all of the planning and logistics. All you have to do is pack what is on our list that we provide you. You will need a backpack as you will carry your own gear.

Join a group of like-minded woman who will encourage and support each other. We all share the struggles, the rewards, and the laughter. Our shortest day is 11.8 miles and our longest day is 16.2 miles with significant elevation change. You must be mentally and physically prepared for this adventure.

We will begin our adventure at Winding Stair Gap in North Carolina after being shuttled from Dicks Creek Gap. From Columbus GA it will take about 3 1/2 hours to drive to Dicks Creek Gap parking area. Please arrive by 8:45 as the shuttle will depart promptly at 9:00.

Day 1: We will hike from Winding Stair Gap to Betty Creek where we will make camp. Our mileage for the day will be 12.2 miles. If it’s open, you will get to climb the Albert Mountain fire tower and enjoy the view.

Day 2: This is our longest day and we will head out of camp by 7:30 a.m. Our total mileage for the day will be 16.2 miles and we will make camp at Muskrat Creek Shelter.

Day 3: Our last day will be 11.8 miles. We will make our way to Dicks Creek Gap.


  • Experienced guide (Wilderness First Responder)

  • Guidance on hiking, setting up camp, water purification, food storage and safety.

  • Shuttle Service

  • Guide will carry bear spray, first aid kit, survival kit, JetBoil, water purification system, fire starter kit, and a PLB.

  • Packing List will be provided


  • You must be able to carry your own gear (20 - 28 pounds)

  • You must be able to hike longer distances (11 to 16 miles) a few days in a row

  • You must have your own backpack, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag

  • Food - we will provide a list of what to bring

We recommend using a bear canister. The cost is around $75.00 but well worth the investment. If you are unable to purchase one, you will need to hang your food bags.

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Earlier Event: July 20
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Later Event: September 20
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