Gahuti Backcountry Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chatsworth, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Wonderfully peaceful trail located in Fort Mountain State Park just west of the Cohutta Wilderness. This trail travels around the crest of Fort Mountain and has access at numerous places in the park. There is a 855 foot rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. There is also a remains of tower too.
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..
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.
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.
We did this one back in June 2016...a long trail if you do the whole thing. The Bears were active though we didn't see them we did smell them! It was a great hike, I might do it again.
What an awesome trail! The Gahuti Trail is a perfect day hike--challenging, but not grueling. It's well-marked and has plenty of side trail options--definitely make sure to take the spur that takes you to the ancient stone wall and the CCC tower. What struck me most about Gahuti is how varied the terrain and vegetation is. The flora changes dramatically at seemingly every turn and hill crest, so there's never a dull moment on this hike. I was constantly in awe of my surroundings. And there are stunning mountain vistas at several trailside overlooks. I can't wait to come back!