Fort Mountain derives its name from an ancient 855-foot-long rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious wall is thought to have been built by Indians as fortification against other more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. Situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest close to the Cohutta Wilderness area, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in northern Georgia. Most wind through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, occasionally crossing streams and providing spectacular vistas. During the summer, children will enjoy the sand beach located on a clear mountain lake, as well as miniature golf and pedal boat rental.

walking
2 days ago

Nice trail for families with kids. Flat. Pretty lake view all the way around. Creek crossing. Spot for swimming off dock. Area for tents and nice bathrooms around camping area.

backpacking
1 month ago

We split the full loop over 2 days. We stayed at campsite 4. Water was plentiful and the burn ban has been lifted. The terrain varies enough to keep it interesting and it does get difficult at times..

Great park. Stunning views. Unique environment. Park has plenty of amenities and staff is super nice and helpful. Honestly a gem in the rough. Hiking is easy to moderate at best. Very family friendly

Beautiful fall hike! The colors were amazing. Due to drought the areas with water were almost dry. I would love to come back when there's some water in the creeks! It is very long though and has some intense stretches. Not for beginners if you're doing the full loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views and loved the different terrains

Drought ha definitely affected the trail. Hiked it two days ago and all water crossings were dry. We (my dog and me) didn't encounter another person. I'll be back in the spring.

Nice trail around the lake, no hills , mostly flat but the lake was beautiful.