Dunnaway Gap isn't a typical destination. In fact, unless you're from that immediate area, you probably don't even know it exists. It's located near Armuchee (pronounced ar-mer-chee) Georgia within the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Dunnaway gap Road is dirt, but it is graded well enough for the family sedan, at least to a point. If the weather has been dry, it will be one filthy sedan when you exit. The pictures of the dirt road to the right is actually a secondary road that leads to the summit of the ridge. You can park the sedan at the bottom and walk up for the view.

Now, quite frankly, as a destination, Dunnaway Gap offers little more than a view. It's the ride that's the best feature, and the view at the ridge's peak along a petroleum pipeline is bonus. If you want to continue exploring once atop the ridge, you can drive along the forestry service road for several miles. It's a beautiful place year round, especially the Fall, but be aware of hunters during Deer season.

Dunnaway Gap is a pretty remote location, especially if you head on out along the ridge. Make sure someone knows where you are, and check to verify you have enough gas for the full trip. There is no restaurant or gas station up here, so bring what you need. Consider a picnic at the summit.

Adventure Journal
Entry Date: May 2008
he Tribe hasn't been able to go exploring as a family in our new Jeep (lovingly nicknamed Willie B).  Unfortunately, the third-row seat I ordered is not due to be shipped until May 19. On this particular week, Rebecca had to attend a conference in Atlanta, which meant the remaining Tribe members would fit in "Willy B" the Jeep. Daddy loaded-up the kids and took them for an adventure.

When I was much younger, I used to ride motorcycles all over the pocket area and Floyd Springs/Everett Springs Roads. There's an old petroleum pipeline that cut's across a ridge that I used to ride on. There's a great view to the East and West at the top of the ridge, a great spring for a cold drink of spring water, and the beautiful Cherokee foothill farmland in the Armuchee creek Valley. 

As we continued North through Armuchee Valley, I noticed a road named "Richardson".  This is near where my father grew-up.  Maybe I can find a cemetery with some relatives in it near here, but no luck today. 

We'll try to come back soon with Rebecca so she too can enjoy the ride and view too.
The Richardson Tribe

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Rating (1-10)


Official website (N/A) 9 The closest thing to an official website I could think of is the Chattahoochee national Forest site, but you won't find Dunnaway Gap listed as a place to go. This will be our little secret. I have to admit it's a pretty nice website though. I'll have to explore it later when I have time.


There is no improved campground in the immediate area. In nearby Summerville, James H (Sloppy) Floyd State Park is an excellent (top 10) place to camp. Near Armuchee is the Rock Mountain Recreation Area, another awesome campground (on a lake). If you want to dry camp (no- hookups), the Pocket may be an option (beautiful, but seasonal)
Cottages/Cabins 9

James H (Sloppy) Floyd State Park

Hiking 10 If you don't drive it, you can hike it. There are many secondary trails on this ridge. Take a GPS and tell someone where you are going. Watch for snakes (as in rattlers). This is pretty close to being a wilderness.


Geocaching is available in the area. We have discovered some near here. Some require a bit of a hike off the main road.


We haven't been up there for the sake of rockhounding, but there must be some good rocks up there. It is veryclose to Taylors Ridge.
Local Attractions


The Chattahoochee National Forest, Rome, Ridge Ferry Park, James H Floyd State Park, Rocky Mountain Recreation Area, John's Mountain WMA, the Pocket, and more.
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