Hightower Gap Road

Suches, Georgia (Union County)

Last Updated: 11/05/2021
4 / 5 ( 8 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.81 miles
Highest Elevation: 3147 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Suches
Nearest Town w/ Services: Suches
Official Road Name: 42
Management Agency: Chattahoochee National Forest
District: Blue Ridge District


Highlight: Hightower Gap Road
Just south of Suches, Georgia and not too far from Amicalola Falls State Park lies Hightower Gap Road. This easy trail is the connector route from Hightower Gap to Winding Stair Gap. In addition to numerous camping areas and some outstanding views, there is also an intersection with the famous Appalachian Trail and a small parking area at the northern trailhead making this an excellent trail for day hikers. So whether you're looking for some top-notch camping areas, day hiking on the Appalachian Trail or just out for an easy scenic drive through the mountains, don't pass up Hightower Gap Road.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Northern Trailhead (0 mi)
This trail starts as a southbound turn at the intersection with Rock Creek Road to the north and Appalachian Blue Ridge Road to the northeast. There is also a small parking area for day hikers and an intersection with the Appalachian Trail here.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Suches, Georgia

Head northwest on Highway 60 for approximately 12 miles. Turn left onto Rock Creek Road and proceed for approximately nine miles. Turn right onto Hightower 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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