Top of Georgia Hostel & Hiking Center

Top of Georgia Hostel and Hiking Center is located on a very beautiful and unique parcel of land completely surrounded by US Forest Service lands and located directly on the main road (US Hwy 76) that intersects with the Appalachian Trail (Dicks Creek Gap). It's only a 1/2 mile short walk west of the trail. The complex is surrounded by rocking chair porches - including our back porch to a beautiful view! 

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Latitude: 34.925593 Longitude: -83.628917 Elevation: 2246 ft
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Crystal Wagner

Hostel Bed Capacity

24 beds with overflow tent sites

Available Sleeping Arrangements

Sleeps 24 with additional overflow tent sites.

Maximum length of stay in the hostel is 2 days unless staff approved.

Reservations are available to be made.

Facility Amenities and Services Available

FREE Continental Breakfast / Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa 7a.m. DAILY - FREE WITH YOUR STAY & "Microwave Your Own" Sausage-Egg-Cheese Croissants available for $3.50

A full kitchen is available only to hikers 24 hrs / day in Yahoola Cottage.

Shuttles to Hiawassee x2 a day free to all overnight guests.

Computer, Internet, and Long Distance Phone available for free.


Rate Range

Bunk & Shower = $25, Shower Only = $10.00, Laundry = $5​​

Driving Directions

Head southeast on N Main St (US-76) for 9.9 miles. 

Arrive at Highway 76 E (US-76). Top of Georgia Hostel & Hiking Center is on the left. 

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Owned and managed by "Sir Packs Alot" (hiking tag) for Bob Gabrielsen.  

Pet Friendly Notes

Top of Georgia Hostel & Hiking Center IS PET FRIENDLY! $25 damage deposit required

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