Rough Ridge Trail is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Epworth, Georgia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
nothing spectacular. sure, South to North is easy, but I would rather hike south out of Jack's River on this trail than Hickory Ridge trail.
Had a unpleasant hike as I went here with a 50lb pack, on my way back from Jack rivers this trail seemed endless! I had ran out of water and there was little to no water on the trail. The trail was very quiet, there was not much to see on this trail. If traveling from the East Cowpen Trailhead from south to north towards jacks rivers, it is not a bad hike. But if traveling from north to south, rough ridge trail can be a little tricky to find because of the contrast and can be a steep climb. A few things i saw and heard were bear droppings on trail, turkey gobblers, some steep scenic-ish views, and Spring gap, a camp ground down in between the valley in the northern part of rough ridge.
Nice trail from south to north... if you walk the trail from Jacks river be prepared for a steep and strenuous elevation change
Nice long trail starting at a relatively high elevation going down to the Jack's River. Moderate to easy Backpacking.