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The Cohutta Wildlife Management Area is a huge area of forest in north Georgia, of more than 95,000 acres. This site covers only a small area along good gravel roads in the southern part of the WMA, but the whole area is worth exploring for those with the time and curiosity. This WMA is encompassed within Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness area, which is the state's second largest wilderness area. The Cohutta Mountains are part of the oldest known mountains in the world. They run from Fannin County northeast to the Tennessee-North Carolina border, where they are known as the Smoky Mountains, and once bordered a prehistoric ocean. It is from these mountains that the Cohutta WMA gets its name.

hiking
9 days ago

Very nice day hike. Would recommend more for winter hiking as the views will be covered by leaves in fall. Going up is a good challenge. Only issue was coming back to the lodge. Ran into a very rocky part of the trail which made footing difficult.

scenic driving
10 days ago

Secluded, lovely, and perfect for our crew that day.

I do this hike all the time with my dog. We just hike to the falls and come back to the lower entrance on old CCC camp road. It is hands down my favorite Georgia hike and i recommend it to all my friends. FYI the higher the water level is, the more difficult the hike. With the drought it is a piece of cake though. The downside is with the water down the falls are small. I do not recommend it with the water high and right after lots of rain; it could be dangerous.

Good easy trail

hiking
14 days ago

A little over half of this trail is on gravel or paved roads. If you start down Turkey Farm Road, there is a turn off to a dirt path, marked by an orange burn area sign. From there is a beautiful hike up to the top of Hickey Knob, where the views are great. You follow the ridge of the mountain back to a road near the river and the rest is paved. Not the best hike in the area, but the portion that wasn't on road was definitely worth it!

A short and very easy hike. There's not much of anything to look at, except the beautiful fall colors in early November. the loop took us just under 45 minutes to complete. This would make a good warm-up to some of the better trails in the area!

horseback riding
14 days ago

Nicely maintained trails

camping
16 days ago

love this trail

hiking
18 days ago

Loved it. It was definitely hard but the views were worth it!!

great hike today

Great trail, well worn, marked with blazes and permanent post markers. Hiked today counter clock-wise (which I'd recommend as others have) amongst the beautiful fall foliage in 2 hours. The creeks had water in them but was low with the drier weather. Great cardio workout with the elevation changes on the trail. Didn't pass any hikers or hunters on the trail today.

Loved the walk. Beautiful view. Even with the smoke.

Neat place. There were active wildfires in the area that made seeing to the next ridge near impossible in all directions. Paved but steep trail.

trail running
27 days ago