Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide - Siler Bald

Drive Guide - Siler Bald FROM Atlanta

  • Duration: 2:20
  • Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/iZ3b8vam9SN2
  • Seasonal/Limited Access: All weather
  • Directions: * I-985/US-23 North and go 52.6 * Bear L on US-23 and go 43.7 * Arrive at US-64. * As you approach US-64, you’ll pass through the last gas, fast food, and grocery.
    • US-441/US-64 to Wine Spring Bald
      • West on US-64 and go 3.8
      • R on Patton Rd (watch for LBJ Job Corps camp sign) and go 0.3
      • L on Wayah Rd and go 9.0. Paved, but some parts are twisty/winding and slow.
      • Immediately after USFS-96 on R, turn…
      • L onto dirt road and go 0.1.
        • Keep L at fork. Park in small parking area at end of dirt road.
      • Note: There are some pretty deep ruts on this short driveway/road in 2014.

Drive Guide - Siler Bald FROM Wine Spring Bald

  • Duration: 0:15
  • Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/QmNZr
  • Seasonal/Limited Access: Road to Wine Spring Bald is gated in winter
  • Directions:
    • Drive downhill and go 0.7
    • R on USFS-69 and go 3.5
    • Sharp R on Wayah Rd and go 10 feet
    • Immediate L onto dirt road and go 0.1.
      • Keep L at fork. Park in small parking area at end of dirt road.
    • Note: There are some pretty deep ruts on this short driveway/road in 2014.

Drive Guide - Siler Bald from Yellow Bald

  • Duration: 1:05
  • Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/AdmY4
  • Seasonal/Limited Access: Road to Yellow Bald is closed in winter
  • Directions:
    • Follow Yellow Bald’s directions back to US-441
    • L on US-441 and go 8.6
    • L on US-64 W and go 3.8
    • Watch for LBJ Job Corps sign
    • R on Patton Rd and go 0.3
    • L on Wayah Rd and go 9.1
    • Immediately after USFS-69 branches off to the right, turn L into driveway.
    • Keep L at fork
    • Parking lot in about 50’

Drive Guide - Winding Stair Gap from Atlanta

  • Duration: 2:10, 131 miles
  • Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/iMiLpUXU4su
  • Seasonal/Limited Access: All weather, all paved
  • Directions:
    • I-85 North to I-985 North to US-23 North to US-64 West at Franklin

Trail Guide - From Wayah Gap

  • Duration: 1.9 miles, 1095’ climb, 1:15 up, 0:55 down
  • Navigation
    • Facing back the way you drove in, there is a dirt trail to your right, uphill.
    • Follow this trail through the picnic table area.
    • When you come to a dirt road, cross it and take the AT log stairs and trail which are slightly to R of straight. Do not take the road. AT comes in from L, up some log stairs and leaves to slight R, up some log stairs.
      • PAY ATTENTION - coming out, do not follow the AT after you cross the road – you’ll take the path to the L (when you’re coming out) of the below-the-road stairs.
    • Head south on the trail about 1.7 to a clearing where you can see the bald
    • Follow the manway 0.2 up the ridge to the summit. You’ll want long pants in the summer.
  • Trailhead altitude: about 4165’
  • Summit altitude: 5220’
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Trailhead: 35.15386,-83.58138

Trail Guide - From Winding Stair Gap

  • Duration: 4.5 miles, 1501’ climb, 3:30 up, 2:30 down
  • Navigation:
  • Trailhead altitude: 3719’
  • Summit altitude: 5220’
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:

Summit Guide

  • Summit: 35.1394, -83.5775
  • Hang antenna from tree: No
  • Space to guy mast: Yes
  • Cell coverage (2015): Verizon = Yes; ATT = Yes