Logan Turnpike Trail

Provides accessto the Appalachian Trail and some good views


Description:

Logan Turnpike Trail can be accessed from either end; this description goes from the lower end (Kellum Valley) to the higher end (Testnatee Gap).

The trail parallels a stream by way of an abandoned but "fixed up" roadbed for the first mile, and is fairly easy to hike. The second mile follows the same roadbed but is yet to be redone, so it is more difficult to hike. The trail ends at Testnatee Gap, where it intersects with the Appalachian Trail.


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State: Georgia
County: White
Latitude: 34.7020988464
Longitude: -83.8466033936
Length: 1.9 miles
Difficulty: 7
Rating
( 5.0 out of 5) based on 1 reviews
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User: Greg Janney Title: Logan Turnpike closed 4/2011 Rating:
3 of 5
Date: Wed Oct-05-2011
Trip Type: Day Hike
Logan Turnpike Trail Report:

The USDA Forest Service has closed the Logan Turnpike due to 4-28-11 tornado damage. The trail is impassable due to downed trees .4 mile from its southern terminus, extending an additional .5 mile northward. The Forest Service advises that “eventually” a contract crew will clear the downed trees to re-open the trail, but not in the near future. Be aware that it is impossible to hike the trail in its entirety until this damage is cleared.


User: John Rogers Title: Logan Turnpike Status Update Rating:
3 of 5
Date: Sun Jan-22-2012
Trip Type: Day Hike
Logan Turnpike Trail Report:

Hiked up to the tornado damage in late December 2011, there was a forest service contract crew in the process of clearing through the damage. They had cleared several hundred feet already. I haven’t hiked it yet, but was told by USFS CONF folks that they’ve finished and it’s now open.


User: John Rogers Title: Trail open Rating:
3 of 5
Date: Sun Jun-17-2012
Trip Type: Day Hike
Logan Turnpike Trail Report:

Trail is open to top, hiked today. A bit overgrown.


User: John Rogers Title: Trail Maintenance 8/25/12 Rating:
3 of 5
Date: Fri Aug-10-2012
Trip Type: Day Hike
Logan Turnpike Trail Report:

Join us for a trail mantenance day, 8/25/2012. Contact rogers@member.afa.org for more info.


User: John Rogers Title: Trail is in great shape! Rating:
3 of 5
Date: Sat Aug-25-2012
Trip Type: Day Hike
Logan Turnpike Trail Report:

Thanks to a dedicated crew of 15 trail maintainer volunteers from GATC and Lumpkin Coalition, the trail is in the best shape I’ve ever seen it in. All blowdowns have been cleared and the overgrown weeds have been cleared. There’s still some wet areas, but it’s a great hike. Now it just needs lots of traffic!

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