Hightower Gap Road

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3.9/5 (10 reviews)
Suches, Georgia (Union County)
Last Updated: 11/05/2021
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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.

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3.9/5 (10)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/15/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail with great views now that leaves are down. Stock friendly.
Trail Review: Hightower Gap Road  - Eric Criswell
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Camped on this trail in one of the dispersed sites. My elevation on the GPS showed 3400+ feet. I'm a Ham Radio operator and it was a great site for playing with radios. NO ELECTRICAL NOISE! and the elevation was great for hitting the Athens Radio Club repeater about 70 miles away with a hand-held radio. The road up to Hawk Mt. old fire tower site was closed, but if you get a chance and it's open it's a very rough, but nice ride for high clearance 4wd.
Visited: 04/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is an nice easy connecting break between Winding Gap Road and Appalachian Blue Ridge Road. Not much to say about it. Easy road, easy ride, great for beginners.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/05/2021

Road in good shape with a few muddy spots. Suitable for most any vehicle in dry conditions. 4WD if wet.
Trail Review: Hightower Gap Road  - Dave Greenspan
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/02/2020

Very nice ride through the forest. It is easily a 2wd gravel road, that sees a good bit of traffic.

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