Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide - Big Cedar Mtn

Drive Guide - Big Cedar (W4G/NG-023)

  • Duration: 1:20
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd: http://tinyurl.com/woody-gap
  • Seasonal/Limited Access: Paved road. Parking full weekend afternoon. Plenty @8:45 Sat, Aug 24.
  • Directions:
    • GA-400/US-19 N and go 47 miles.
    • L on GA-60/US-19 and go 5.1
    • R on GA-9 and go 8.0
    • Straight on GA-60 and go 5.4
    • Park at Woody Gap AT trailhead
  • Food
    • Last McDonalds: Dahlonega
    • Penultimate McDonalds: Hwy 53, Dawsonville - 38 miles from I-285
    • Barbecue - After activating, take GA-60 south to US-19 south, go 7.2 on US-19, R on East Main Street (US-19 biz), follow East Main Street into town. Smokin’ Gold

Trail Guide - Big Cedar

  • Duration: Big Cedar: 0:55 up, 0:35 down; 1.4 miles
  • Navigation: Big Cedar trail leaves the parking area past latrines. NE on AT, 1 mile, climbing 530’.
  • Trailhead altitude: 3173’ at Woody Gap
  • Summit altitude: Big Cedar Mtn: 3721’
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Woody Gap: 34.67763, -84.00031
    • Big Cedar Mtn Summit: 34.689, -83.9922
    • Maidenhead Grid: EM84aq

Summit Guide - Big Cedar

  • Hang antenna from tree: yes
  • Space to guy mast: yes
  • Cell coverage: AT&T=yes, Verizon=yes, APRS=yes
  • Unique features: Nice view a few tenths before the true summit

Plan-B Candidates

  • Gooch Mtn, Sassafras Mtn, Blood Mountain, Levelland Mountain, Black Mountain