Drive Guide - Black Mountain (W4G/NG-022)

  • Duration: 1:20
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd and I-285 at 33.91998, -84.33898: http://goo.gl/maps/iv36I
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
    • Paved road all the way. Parking may be full on weekend.
  • 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
    • Black Mtn trailhead is 200 yards NW on GA-60 (continuing in direction of drive)
      • Google Maps shows this dirt road incorrectly!
  • 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 - Black Mountain

  • Duration:
    • Black Mtn: 1.1 miles, 0:40 up; 0:25 down
  • Navigation
    • From Woody Gap AT parking, walk NW on GA-60 ~200 yds.
    • L onto gated FS Rd
    • Follow dirt road to summit with fire/antenna tower.
  • Trailhead altitude: 3173’ at Woody Gap; 3128’ at entrance to FS road.
  • Summit altitude: Black Mtn: 3700’
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Gated FS Rd at 34.67924, -84.00232
    • Black Mtn Summit: 34.6749, -84.0061
    • Woody Gap: 34.67763, -84.00031
    • Maidenhead Grid: EM84hv

Summit Guide - Black Mountain

  • Hang antenna from tree: Yes
  • Space to guy mast: Yes
  • Cell coverage: AT&T=good; Verizon=good; APRS=yes
  • Unique features: Fire tower converted to antenna tower at summit.

Plan-B Candidates

  • Gooch Mtn & Sassafras Mtn, Blood Mountain, Levelland Mountain, Big Cedar Mountain