Hemp Top Trail

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Hemp Top Trail ist ein 11.8 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Epworth, Georgia. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 11.8 miles Höhenunterschied: 2,700 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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This is a hiking and horse trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. 8.2 miles from Dally Gap to Licklog Trail in Tennessee at the top of Big Frog Mountain. Gentle climb from Dally Gap to the base of Big Frog Mountain at the Tennessee Line, then a steep climb for about a mile to the top of the mountain. Part of it is also the Benton Mckaye Trail. At the Georgia-Tennessee line, (Double Spring Gap - there is water here) the trail enters the Big Frog Wilderness and climbs up Big Frog Mountain where it intersects with Licklog Trail. Licklog Trail to the East is a hiker trail only. Hemp Top turns West and connects with Chestnut Ridge Trail (Horse/Hiker) which leads to a parking lot/trail head on Big Frog Road. Only this section of these trails is open to horses in the Big Frog Wilderness

Sat Sep 22 2018

Hiked this trail today and found that the work we all did a few weeks ago clearing out up to Hemptop was well worth it and the trail looked great. From Hemptop to Double Spring Gap was an even grade down slope. Was surprised at the preponderance of mature eastern white pine at Double Spring Gap. It is clear that the western spring is more reliable and I would expect it to be reliable even during drought. The steep trail up to Licklog Ridge is pure brutality. On top of the gradient, the eroded shale treadway made for difficult traction. Once past Licklog Trail I was again struck by the size of the black cherries in this area up to Big Frog Mountain. Note that there is a good spring right to the west, immediately below the top. Unfortunately, no good late summer views from Big Frog, but did chill out and munch on some wild hawthorn berries, like I do. Needless to say the track back south was substantially tempered by the earlier saga of going up, and made the long climb back up Hemptop fairly relaxed. I have come to feel that the Cohuttas will be amazing if allowed to continue to grow undisturbed for the next 50 years or so. In the meantime I just have to imagine what that will look like and continue to explore.

Tue Aug 21 2018

After summiting Big Frog from the Big Frog trail, I tried to loop back around connecting to Wolf Ridge via Hemptop. Took me 10 minutes of walking around in circles at the summit to try to find the trail. I finally found it (I think) VERY overgrown in the direction the sign pointed. Was wearing shorts and irritated the heck out of my legs. There are no blazes that I saw, only a lone cairn or two. Fought my way down the "trail" for about an hour and then lost the trail in an open area with a bunch of fallen trees. Searched for 30 min with no luck. Had to backtrack through all the brush again. Would like to come from the other direction and see where it comes out. Make sure you're comfortable navigating yourself in the wilderness!

Wed Apr 05 2017

Easy hike until Big Frog ascent. Great views. Trail from Double Springs to Big Frog summit is not in great shape partly because it mostly goes straight up the fall line and has turned into a rocky wash.

Mon Sep 05 2016

The peak is not marked and slightly off trail not easily found with no September vista views. The trail is mostly fine but overgrown in many areas with thorny canes difficult to navigate in shorts. If you calculate the peak distance and you're not sure you're there - stop and don't continue North or downhill, you'll end up in Tennessee Bring water.

Sat Feb 27 2016

Great winter hike with snow covered tree tops making a tunnel for most of the trail. Opens in places to nice views in winter. From Dally Gap trailhead it's a wide trail, not very technical, generally a shallow climb, until close to Big Frog. FS22 was blocked by a large downed tree about 2mi from trail head so our approach was an additional 2 miles of gravel roads. Out and back about 15.8 mi.

Mon Jan 13 2014

Awesome strenuous hike to Big Frog Mountain

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Sun Jan 15 2012