Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide

Drive Guide - Joe Mountain (W4G/NG-055) from Glassy Mountain (W4G/NG-031)

  • Duration: 0:45, 16 miles
  • Google Maps: URL https://goo.gl/maps/J9XHrJCJjQU2
  • Directions:
    • Head downhill on Glassy Mtn Rd and go 2.1
    • L on Bridge Creek Rd and go 4.8
    • R on S Main St and Go 3.4
    • R on Worley Creek Rd at orchard and go go 1.5
      • Turns to dirt at 0.8, without warning.
    • L on Stamp Creek Rd / USFS-25 and go 4.3
      • At 100’ bear left (uphill)
    • Trailhead is closed road on L blocked by dirt hump.

Drive Guide - Joe Mountain from Atlanta

  • Duration: 1:55, 99 miles
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd and I-285 at 33.91998, -84.33898: https://goo.gl/maps/1aK4aYkBdXU2
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
  • Directions:
    • I-285 to I-85 N to I-985.
    • Go 23.7 N on I-985.
    • Straight on US-23 N and go 28.9
    • Bear L on US-23 N / Us-441 N and go 16.7
    • L on Wiley Connector and go 0.1
    • R on S. Main St and go 0.7
    • L on Worley Creek Rd at orchard and go go 1.5
      • Turns to dirt at 0.8, without warning.
    • L on Stamp Creek Rd / USFS-25 and go 4.3
      • At 100’ bear left (uphill)
    • Trailhead is closed road on L blocked by dirt hump.
  • Food
    • Last McDonalds: Cornelia, on Level Grove Rd, just BEFORE Cornelia and your exit to US-441.

Drive Guide - Joe Mountain TO Atlanta

  • Duration: 1:55
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd and I-285 at 33.91998, -84.33898:
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
  • Directions:
    • Head back out, the way you came in and go 4.3
    • R on Worley Creek Rd and go 1.5
    • R on S. Main St and go 0.7
    • L on Wiley Connector and go 0.1
    • R on US-23 S / US-441 S and go 45.8
    • I-985 South to I-285 West

Trail Guide

  • Duration:
  • Navigation
    • Trailhead is past a dirt hump on left shoulder of USFS-25. Follow old roadbed toward the summit.
    • The whole hike is in the activation zone. Set up at the first appealing spot.
    • As the roadbed nears summit, it forks. L fork becomes indistinct. Set up at or before the fork. There is nothing better at the true summit, and you could easily get lost if your GPS fails.
  • Trailhead altitude: 2980
  • Summit altitude: 3030
  • Grid square: EM84gs
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Trailhead: 34.77798,-83.48015
    • Summit: 34.777, -83.4849

Summit Guide

  • Hang antenna from tree: Yes
  • Space to guy mast: Yes
  • Cell coverage: ATT 2016 marginal but adequate SMS at summit; good cell data in car at trailhead

Plan-B Candidates

  • Glassy Mountain W4G/NG-031