Wolfpen Gap East Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

2.1
FIETS
3 mi
DISTANCE
1,037 ft
GAINED
6.7 %
AVG. GRADE

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This climb is part of Georgia’s Six Gap Century, and is entirely within Georgia’s revered Vogel State Park (233 acres, established 1931, one of the two oldest Georgia state parks).
Average grade is 6.7% - gain 1,037' with 0 descent.  11% of the climb is at 0-5% and 89% is at 5-10%. The steepest quarter-mile is 8%.

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Roadway:  Two lane road in good shape with a double yellow center line and no shoulder.

Traffic:  There is mild traffic on this rural route. 

Parking:  Park on the right side of the road just before the start of the climb (MapStreet View). 
Provisions:  The closest place to good food and water is at Blood Mountain Cabins & Country Store 3.5 miles south (Map). 
A very fun out and back is to include Wolfpen Gap West, five miles gaining 1,020' (Map).  Wolfpen Gap is one of the gaps included in the 103.8 mile/11,230 vertical feet Six Gap Century (including Neels Gap, Hogpen Gap, Unicoi Gap, Jack’s Gap, Wolfpen Gap, and Woody Gap). A route map of the Six Gap Century can be found here.

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Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia - photo collage, cyclists climbing U-shaped curve in two-lane raodway, sign for Casper's Creek, Dense fall foliage,  PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia

Ride three miles gaining 1,037’ at 6.7% average grade.

This climb is part of Georgia’s Six Gap Century, and is entirely within Georgia’s revered Vogel State Park (233 acres, established 1931, one of the two oldest Georgia state parks).

Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia - road signs for highways 19, 129, and 180

The climb begins by riding west on Route 180 (Wolfpen Gap Road) from its junction with Routes 19 and 129.

Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia - Lake Trahlyta, Vogel State Park Recreation Area

We immediately pass Lake Trahlyta and Vogel State Park Recreation Area.

Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia - bike parked against sign for Chattahoochee National Forest Scenic Area, Sosebee Cove

Vogel State Park is within Chattahoochee National Forest.

The roadway is in good shape and there is minimal traffic on this route.

Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia - photo collage, bike parked at various points on first half of climb, dense thick trees with green and yellow foliage, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Views along the first half of the climb.

The grade on the climb is very consistent, rarely straying more than a percent above its average.  The steepest half mile on the route begins at mile 0.75 and is 7.7%.

Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia - bike parked at various locations along second half of climb, dense fall foliage

Views and fall colors along the second half of the climb.

We rode the climb during the first week of October, 2020.

Wolfpen Gap is one of the gaps included in  the 103.8 mile/11,230 vertical feet Six Gap Century (including Neels Gap, Hogpen Gap, Unicoi Gap, Jack’s Gap, Wolfpen Gap, and Woody Gap).  A  route map of the Six Gap Century can be found here.

Cycling Wolfpen Gap East, Georgia - climb's finish at Wolfpen Gap, John Johnson standing along two-lane roadway, waving with bike, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Finish at Wolfpen Gap.

That’s a wrap!!