Introducing the Georgia 4000, Georgia’s Highpoint Challenge
GATC is pleased to offer a different sort of hiking challenge, the Georgia 4000 Challenge.
Designed for members, hiking enthusiasts, adventurers, explorers and anyone who has done it all outside, the Georgia 4000 Challenge is a fun and challenging way to experience the Georgia mountain wilderness. The program involves reaching the summit of Georgia’s 32 qualifying peaks over 4000 feet in elevation. A map showing the peaks' general location and an interactive map to the peaks is located on this website by following this link.
The Georgia 4000 Challenge Rules are simple and straightforward. Individuals tackle the Georgia 4000 Challenge at their own pace, select their own routes and record their own progress. All of the peaks can be reached on day trips. If you prefer group hikes, the GATC offers its members and their guests, a series of guided hikes each year to many of the more remote qualifying summits. Check the calendar for hike dates. Members can watch the Mountaineer for trip leader info and sign up!
To help you keep track, we have a GA4000 Peak List and Patch Application Form you can use as a log. Once you've reached all 32 peaks, complete the application form to receive a patch! Anyone who successfully completes the challenge will be listed on the GA 4000 Completer List (updated May 2023) which is updated annually.