Where on the trail is Top of Georgia Hiking Center located?
We are just off the Appalachian Trail in the north Georgia mountain. We are 8.9 miles south of the NC / GA border, and a 2 hr. drive from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville and Greenville. Trail miles - we are Northbound Mile 69.0 / Southbound Mile 2,121.9.
How far are you from the trail / Dicks Creek Gap?
We are located an easy 1/2 mile walk from the Appalachian Trail at Dicks Creek Gap. A traffic sign points in our direction.
Do you have PARKING?
Yes - guests park FREE / non-guests pay $10 per night to park. Reservations recommended.
Can I stay with you, park my car at TOG for (blank) days, have you shuttle me down to (blank) and walk back to you?
Yes! Our hostel bunks are $30 / "Cabins for 2" $70 / parking FREE when you stay / parking $10 per day when you are not staying / shuttle rates vary as per location and go when you want them to 24 / 7 (subject to availability). Call us to help us with your itinerary!
Where do you shuttle to / from and what is the cost
We shuttle from Atlanta MARTA North Springs Station north to Davenport Gap, TN and most points in between. Some shuttles are free for our guests and rates vary for the rest. Please call for more info.
Do you have private rooms?

We have private cabins with 2 beds in each. They cost $70 per night. Call for more info.

How do I ship a box?
Please label your box with your name (that matches your picture I.D.), your E.T.A., and your on-trail phone number and ship to: Top of Georgia Hostel & Hiking Center 7675 US Hwy 76 E., Hiawassee GA 30546. Each box costs $2 and will be kept here for 21 days before "returning to sender" (unless you ask us otherwise).
What kind of gear and resupply do you carry?

Top of Georgia Outfitters is a small shop located in TOG's Hightower House building. It has a well stocked re-supply and a variety of lightweight backpacking gear and stove fuels.

When are you open?

TOG is open year round 7am to 7pm daily. We DO close for the holidays of Thanksgiving Day / Christmas Eve & Day / New Years Eve & Day annually.

Does TOG have wifi?

Yes! We DO have wifi throughout the TOG campus. The password is posted in all buildings.

Can we do our laundry there?

Yes! Laundry can be done here - and the staff will do it for you for $5! We also provide hospital scrubs for those having laundry done (so you can wash EVERYTHING).

Can we eat at TOG?

Yes! We provide a FREE all-you-can-eat cereal breakfast with your stay and we have self-serve Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs and ice cream.