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The Further Shuttle

The Further Shuttle Appalachian is a commercially-insured shuttle company for hikers in Georgia and North Carolina. We provide pick-up and drop-off for the Appalachian, Benton MacKaye, and Pinhoti Trails. We can shuttle to all accessible gaps and trailheads. We are knowledgable, prompt, courteous and pet friendly. Our service includes shuttles to and from the Atlanta airport, the north Atlanta MARTA stations and the Gainesville Amtrak and Greyhound stations.

We also offer slackpacking, daily pick-ups and drop-offs, and shuttles to town for resupply or lodging. We can help you plan your hike, whether it's is your first time out, or if you're looking for ideas for your next hike.

We drive safely, and follow all rules of the road to ensure you have a safe and pleasurable trip. We can hold your gear, bring it you need it, and help lighten your burden along the way. Our phone numbers are 772-321-0905 and 706-400-9105. Call, text, or message using the email icon bottom right. We love to help.

Canister fuel available in 4oz or 8oz canisters, also Heet and alcohol, all at cost. AT Passports and Mountain House meals are also available.

Click on the envelope icon on the bottom right to schedule a pick-up. We'll get back to you shortly to confirm your pick-up, and answer any questions.

We accept debit and credit cards, and electronic funds with PayPal, Venmo, Cashapp, or Square. (click on your preference). Sorry, we no longer accept cash.

Important, payment is required at the time of scheduling. No refunds are offered, however, we will hold a credit for you. If we are notified of a change in scheduling, i.e., flight cancellation, we will get you at our next available time slot.

Routes and rates.

The examples below are a sample of our routes. Our hiker shuttle rates are based on total miles, difficulty, and convenience. Every effort is made to keep our rates as low, and as reasonable as possible. All rates and services are subject to change. Call or text for all rates

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to Amicalola Falls State Park
to Springer Mountain (FS42)


Gainesville (Amtrak-Greyhound) to Amicalola Falls State Park
to Springer Mountain (FS42)

North Atlanta MARTA stations to Amicalola Falls State Park
to Springer Mountain (FS42)

Amicalola Fall State Park to Springer Mountain (FS42)

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Neel Gap to Aimicalola SP
to Springer Mountain (FS42)

Gap to Gap

The Grateful Hiker Hangout.

The Grateful Hiker hangout is in Town Square, downtown Blairsville at the Seasons Inn Plaza. We have free coffee and donuts for hikers. It's a place to get a shuttle, use the computer, sort your gear or mail drops or just a place to trade stories with other hikers. Hours vary!

Peace, and safe travels.