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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.

trail is very eroded but makes for some fun climbing. there is a split in the trail that is labeled safe, but the unsafe one is definitely more fun!

trail running
3 days ago

The trail ranges from easy to difficult areas to run. A lot of climbing steep single track but overall a great place to go and was very easy to navigate being my first time there. Also it awesome falls about 4 miles in.

We started on the Cherohala Skyway and headed north, completing 6 miles in and heading back out. Plenty of parking and the trail is well maintained and well marked.

Pretty easy, well demarcated trail. A bit slippery with all of the leaves.

Great short hike. Just enter behind campsites.

Overall, a decent hike. Occasional challenging parts of the trail but the majority of the trail is fairly easy. Went in January, so I didn't see a whole lot of people on the trail which was nice. There wasn't as much trash as I have heard which was also nice. The falls aren't the greatest but they are pretty cool and in a really nice spot to take a break and relax before either continuing on or heading back to the trailhead. Definitely a must-do if you live in the area!

Always great to be on the AT. After parking 1/2 mile north of Mountain Crossing we headed up Bryon Reese Trail to join the AT to Blood Mountain. Temperature was about 40 degrees with overcast skies. Wind was howling at 15-20 mph. After all the rain lately, water sources were everywhere. Even the summit had water if your willing to scoop water out of rock pockets/holes.

After lunch on top of Blood Mountain we headed over to Slaughter Mountain via the AT and Duncan Ridge Trail. We found a faint trail off Duncan to take us to the summit.

Great hike with great friends.

backpacking
8 days ago

I love the fall, but they did lie. This is not an moderate, but a hard one. to get to the fall you have to rock climb down to it. this is very hard with a backpack. There was many of campsite along the way and you follow the river to the water fall. It really is a great trip.

great hike....nice wide road...steep sections that are very strenuous...nice panoramic view at the top...only downside is the graffiti all over the rocks :(

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome views. Pretty easy to hike and has a shelter on the summit

Great hike to get your daily exercise.

Fun and challenging hike with beautiful views at the top!

Great hike. Nice views. Difficulty contingent on water lever since the trail crosses the creek a number of times. Plenty of camping spots. Limited parking

great hike with great views from blood mtn, weather permitting. crowded on weekends and peak seasons. be sure to take in Mountain Crossing outfitters

such a fun hike. not for scrubs that don't know how to cross rivers following a trail.