Davenport Mountain Loop (also Deep Gap Trail) via Flat Creek Loop

6 reviews #91 hike out of 272 in
5.4 mi
Distance
2 hrs 51 min
Time
terrain
726 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

Gotta disagree with the "difficult" review the last author wrote. If I can take a 5-, 7-, and 9-year old on a trail, with parents of widely varying skill levels, and not worry for a moment about safety or completing the hike, this trail earns an easy to moderate rating, at best.

With the leaves largely gone in the winter, you will be able to hear the nearby highway -- unfortunately. But otherwise, this is peaceful, not incredibly busy, and well-marked. Great family trail for all levels.

OLD OVERVIEW: This is a difficult loop trail in Georgia.

This trail goes by Davenport Mountain.

Getting Started

Free parking can be found right next to the trailhead.

Taking Children

This hike was very manageable for ages 5, 7, and 9 (and 40s and 50s!). The loop can be trimmed as needed, but if you go counter-clockwise, much of the uphill is at the beginning (my favorite way to traverse with kids). This earns a 9/10 for kids. SAFE. Not ideal for strollers, though.


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    4 months, 4 weeks ago
    Nice loop trail just over 5 miles. Descends to river bed and up. Trail also popular with mountain bikers. It appears that they go counter-clockwise on the loop. In sections where you are ascending be very alert! Bikes may be coming downhill on single track. They cannot stop as they are descending a steep slope and going fast. You need to be able to hear them and quickly step aside. Do not hike this trail with ear pods on!
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    I wouldn't call this difficult. Family-friendly and easy for all ages, the trails are well-marked and clear. For this Cali- and Hawaii-versed hiker, this is a 1 or 2/10 in difficulty.
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    user_profile
    2 years, 1 month ago
    A great hike close to Blue Ridge.
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    user_profile
    2 years, 8 months ago
    Trail was pretty muddy from all the rain that has been hitting the northern Georgia mountains for the last month. This is rated as difficult, I feel it is easy to moderate.
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    8 months, 1 week ago
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