Cooper Gap Road FS42-2
ElevationAscent: 1,010' 308 m
Descent: -1,046' -319 m
High: 3,033' 924 m
Low: 2,528' 771 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
Current trail conditions
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Stanley Gap Ultra Loop
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Upper 'Hooch Loop
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Singlespeed Smackdown 2018
36.3 mi 58.5 km • Loop • 6,685 ft Ascent 2037.49 m Ascent
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“You'll ride among the highest peaks of the North Georgia Blue Ridge mountains on this forest road.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
After Gooch Gap, you'll pass Cane Creek Cap, Persimmon Gap, Jones Gap, Locust Gap, Ward Gap, Justus Gap, Cooper Gap, Horse Gap, Mauldin Gap, and finally Hightower Gap. At Hightower Gap, the forest road continues as Blue Ridge Road FS-42.
The Appalachian Trail, which is of course closed to bikes, crosses at Gooch Gap, Cooper Gap, and Hightower Gap.
These roads are great for riding if the Bull Mountain trails are too wet or if it's freeze-thaw season. Wear orange if it's hunting season.
Land Manager: USFS - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest