Cycling Hogpen Gap West
Ride 2.4 miles gaining 1,203’ at 9.5% average grade.
Before heading out to cycle Hogpen Gap, be sure to rely on our list of Things to Bring on a Cycling Trip, and use our interactive checklist to ensure you don't forget anything.
Climb summary by PJAMM’s John Johnson.
We are surrounded by the lush Blue Ridge Mountain forest during this challenging and fun bike climb.
PJAMM Adventure App - beginning of Hogpen West climb
The steepest ½ mile on this climb is 11.5% and begins at mile .5
The Hogpen Gap climbs are along Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway and end at the Appalachian Trail, which crosses our path at the Gap. This bike climb is in the Blue Ridge Mountain subrange of the Appalachian Mountains and is in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (866,468 acres established in 1936).
The 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail crosses at Hogpen Gap about 30 miles east of its start at Springer Mountain, Georgia.
We also pass Tesnatee Gap at the big left turn 0.6 miles from the top (see upper left center photo).
Top of the climb.
Hogpen Gap West during early fall colors.
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