Porter Gap Road

Clayton, Georgia (Rabun County)

Last Updated: 06/13/2020
3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.18 miles
Highest Elevation: 1786 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Clayton
Nearest Town w/ Services: Clayton
Official Road Name: 977
Management Agency: Chattahoochee National Forest
District: Chattooga River District


Highlight: Porter Gap Road
Way off the beaten path west of Clayton, Georgia, lies Porter Gap Road. This short and scenic trail follows along Lion Mountain all the way to Porter Gap. Surrounded the entire way by sights and sounds of nature, this trail is a great place to escape the masses and find a secluded camping or hunting spot or just spend a day in the forest.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Trailhead ( mi)
This trail starts as an eastbound turn off Pool Creek Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Clayton, Georgia

Head south east on US-76 for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto Pool Creek Road and proceed for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Porter Gap Road.



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Writer Information

Dave G.

Mapping Crew - Georgia

Dave is more of an explorer than a wheeler who loves to find remote locations to hike and kayak fish. Born and raised in Chicago for 21 years before moving to Atlanta, backroads and forests and mountains were a whole new experience and now he just can't get enough. When he's not fishing for stripers on Lake Lanier, you can find him in the mountains of North Georgia, Tennessee or South Carolina exploring and mapping backroads. Just look for the guy with the kayak on the top of the truck!
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