(Keywords: Sightseeing - Georgia)
GOLD Country in the North Georgia Mountains
There's Gold in them thar hills! Many have traveled to the mountains north of Atlanta to find Gold... yellow and red in the leaves of autumn. So, you'll want to download this GPS map to escape the tourist mecca and find more serene surroundings. Included with the GPS data are several route options for day hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
But first, the driving route starts you out leaving the trappings of Dahlonega behind. Travel up through the foothills, crossing the AT at Woody Gap. Drive past scenic Lake Windfield Scott, or stop there to take the hikes.
The driving loop continues past the junction with the AT at Neels Gap and completes back in Dahlonega where you can finish the day by grubbing out at the Smith House.
Click on the binoculars to see a screen shot of Street Atlas showing the driving loop. gold_streetatlas.gif (Approx. 113 KB) opens in a new window.
GPS Map Details
File Name: gold_foliage.gpx (20KB), Fall_foliage_drive.dmt (15KB)
Revised: 26 October 2004
Class B1 Data
Waypoints: 44 (trailheads, summits, gaps, etc.)
Driving Route - 50 mile loop (lollypop) from Dahlonega
Appalachian Trail - Woody Gap to Neels Gap
Slaughter Creek Trail - Lake Winfield Scott to Slaughter Gap
Jarrard Gap Trail - Lake Winfield Scott to Jarrard Gap
Dahlonega really is a cool town aside from all the junk stores, t-shirt shacks, and snow cone stands. Though overshadowed by towns made famous by the California Gold Rush, Dahlonega preserves the history of the preceding Gold Rush of Georgia, which whetted society's appetite for domestic bullion.
A brief history of the Federal Mint at Dahlonega
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