Boteler Peak: Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide

Drive Guide - Standing Indian to Boteler Peak

  • Duration:
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd and I-285 at 33.91998, -84.33898:
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
  • Directions:
    • Head back the way you came on the dirt road and go 5.8
      • “Back the way you came” : If you are standing inside the hairpin turn, you’ll go clockwise.
    • L on US-64 W and go 2.9
    • Just before time to turn, see a short road stub on L.
    • R on paved road just before “Entering Hiwassee River Basin” sign
    • Immediate L on USFS-6236 and go 300’.
      • As you turn L, you drive between a “77” post on the left and a USFS-6236 sign on R.
    • Parking for 1 on L as road curves R.
    • Narrow, brown metal post on L, marked “77”.
  • Directions to Wildcat Mtn:
    • If you just want to go home, go back the way you came in. Otherwise…
    • R on US-64 W and go 15.5
    • L on NC-69 S and go 3.5
    • S on GA-515 W at state line and go 1.1
    • R on GA-2/US-76 W and go 5.5
    • L on Trackrock Gap Rd and go 3
    • L on Trackrock Church Rd and go 3.2
    • L on Town Creek School Rd and go 2.2
    • R on GA-180 and go 1.5
    • L on GA-348 E and go 6.9
  • Food
    • None

Trail Guide

  • Duration: 3 miles (1.7 as the crow flies), 1500’ climb, 2:30
  • Navigation
    • Best map: National Geographic Trails Illustrated #785, Nantahala and Cullasaja Gorges,
      • “West Side”, left edge, where US-64 sticks out
      • This map calls Boteler Peak “Shooting Creek Bald”
    • Blue blazes, dropping down into valley of Glade Creek.
    • Trail starts with dirt road, just before a gravel road.
    • The first part of trail follows a stream bed and then climbs steadily for the first mile.
    • You’ll leave the blue blazed trail at “Side trail to summit” GPS.
  • Trailhead altitude: ~3600’
  • Summit altitude: 5010’
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Trailhead (approx): 35.069568, -83.628873
    • Side trail to summit: 35.068860, -83.654983
    • Summit: 35.0686, -83.6587
    • Summit: 35.0686,-83.6587

Summit Guide

  • Hang antenna from tree:
  • Space to guy mast:
  • Cell coverage:
  • Unique features:
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Plan-B Candidates

  • Standing Indian