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Dockery Lake Trail

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 3.8 (5)

A wooded trail starting at Dockery Lake and ending at the Appalachian Trail.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Point to Point

3,046' 928 m

High

2,091' 637 m

Low

1,104' 337 m

Up

524' 160 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

This trail enters the Blood Mountain Wilderness Area. Wilderness restrictions apply.

Description

Starting out at the parking lot on Dockery Lake Road, this trail follows the length of Dockery Lake, then eventually works its way down to a creek in the woods.

The trail will parallel this creek for about a mile. This section is a gentle descent with about 5 stream crossings. While following the stream, there are also a few small waterfalls.

Eventually, It breaks away from following the stream where the trail begins its steep ascent towards the Appalachian Trail. This section is about 2 miles long and follows a dry creek bed which is fairly rocky. Once at the top the trail connects to the Appalachian Trail at the ridge line.

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Shared By:

Blake Jarvis

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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#188

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#13,121

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Heading up Dockerty Lake Trail
Jun 21, 2020 near Dahlonega, GA
Steps leading up the Dockery Lake Trail
Aug 25, 2015 near Dahlonega, GA
Dockery Lake Trail at the first turn in the trail.
Aug 25, 2015 near Dahlonega, GA

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Jun 26, 2019
Clara Mendoza
Apr 5, 2019
Doug Franks
leaves were still off the trees, so we could see the creek most of the time. 7.2mi
Jun 13, 2017
Samantha Phelps
Mar 19, 2017
Jennifer Keeler
5mi
Feb 4, 2016
David Harker