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Beech Bottom Trail

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Beech Bottom Trail ist ein 9.1 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Old Fort, Tennessee. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 9.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 974 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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Beech Bottom Trail is used primarily as a day hike access trail to the Jacks River Falls. It is a wide, easy trail to follow with mild inclines and declines. It has several spots where you can see out over the Jacks River valley and is a highly recommended trail. Day Use only in the Beech Bottom/Jacks River Falls area from April 1 through October 31 each year. Year-round campfire and alcohol ban in this closure area. Call Conasauga Ranger District at 706-695-6736 for a map showing the restricted area.

wandern
29 days ago

Closed to overnight packers as of dec 25th call Forrest service to see if they have opened it. You can still hike it though.

wandern
1 month ago

Great hike. Fairly easy trail. Few easy water crossings. Beautiful waterfall. So happy I found this trail!

wandern
steinig
sturmholz
3 months ago

nice wide trail up until the last split towards waterfall. it becomes very narrow, Rocky, and steep

wandern
3 months ago

The road getting to the trail head is a slow go and there’s a lot of bumps-so go slow. The trail is marked and is a easy hike to the falls. The water was low yesterday but the falls was still flowing. This was the 3rd time I’ve done this hike and it’s a favorite. Great falls, great trail and great way to get in 9+ miles of cardio!

wandern
sturmholz
4 months ago

The trail was really great most of the way. There’s quite a bit of blow down but most were easy to go over or under. There were some rock scrambles I didn’t expect that we’re kind of tough. The road up was a little rough. Had to go pretty slow most of the way to make sure I didn’t damage my car.

wandern
5 months ago

Awesome hike to Jacks River falls- beautiful day!

wandern
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steinig
5 months ago

Hadn’t been out there for 12 years or so and it looked a lot cooler since the wildfires cleared so much out and I have to say it was just as amazing as I remembered it being maybe even better now. Good trail and easy hike. Maybe 10 miles overall out and back. I’d highly recommend and will go back in the fall. Water is easy to come by as well.

wandern
5 months ago

Not a difficult hike at all but very scenic especially once you reach the floor. The drive to get here is far more treacherous than the hike itself.

wandern
6 months ago

very nice secluded trail however VERY ROUGH ROAD getting there.....I would say don't bother unless your car has a high rise otherwise you risk fucking up the underparts of your car like I did.

wandern
sturmholz
6 months ago

10 months ago

Packed in for one night. saw no one for two days! Hike is moderate if you're backpacking and easy for day hike. 2 hrs to river. It's another mile or so to the falls so we camped near the end of this trail. No camping allowed within 300 feet of river and had to bushwack to a piece of level ground. Next morning easy hike to falls and back to break camp. Did about 7 miles 2nd day with falls trip included. The falls had a lot of water and 2 big drops...one of the best I've been to. Enjoy!

wandern
Wed Jan 16 2019

Trail is well maintained, and the hike is fairly easy. There are a few river crossings. I wore my waterproof boots and was fine. From Beech Bottom Trailhead to Jack's River Falls takes 1.5 to 2 hours, about the same on the way back. As others have mentioned, the roads in the Cohutta wilderness can be pretty treacherous. I'd recommend a 4x4 vehicle. I went after it had rained so there were some muddy inclines that I needed to use four wheel drive on.

Tue Oct 23 2018

trail to Jack's River falls. multiple creek fords. don't lose the trail! camping is allowed about a mile past the falls you have to Ford the river. great trail. will come back in summer

rucksacktour
Sun Sep 30 2018

This trail IS currently open - though trails around it are not. HOWEVER the road as of 09/30/2018 is impassable due to a large fallen tree about 2.2 miles away from the trailhead.

wandern
Fri Sep 28 2018

We hiked Beech Bottom Trail on 9/23/2018 and did not see any signs saying it was closed. We did see a sign that told of other trail closures, but not Beech Bottom Trail. I also called the Rangers office a few days before our hike and they said Beech Bottom Trail officially reopens Saturday 9/22/2018. There were still several downed trees, but nothing was impassable. I love hiking, but I am a day hiker and not a backpack hiker. My plan on every hike is to find the waterfall or overlook and return to my car and my bed the same day. I found the Beech Bottom Trail slightly worrisome because of the lack of trail blaze. Several times we were troubled on which way the trail was going as it either disappeared or split... particularly when it intersects with Jack's River Trail. There were no signs indicating which way to go to find the waterfall (GO RIGHT by the way). Once we found the falls, the only way to the base was along a steep side trail that was highly questionable in terms of safety. So we stayed low and grabbed shrubs branches on the way down just in case we slipped. Jack's River Fall was a glorious sight to see and it spoke with a thunderous roar. The storm other reviews have spoken about must have been a tornado, because the hillside above the falls seemed to be devoid of trees. The ones still barely standing were completely stripped of their leaves and limbs. The waterfall is worth the hike no matter which trail you take but be forewarned: If you are a day hiker like me, Beech Bottom Trail is not a scenic stroll and the drive to the parking area is LONG! Overall the hike took about 2 hours each way.

wandern
Mon Sep 03 2018

As of 9/2/18 the Beech Bottom trail is CLOSED due to storm damage. So if you do decide to make the trip be prepared to hike at your own risk, there are rangers in the area. That said, people are still hiking this trail so here is a little info on the storm damage. The main trail to the river is cleared but the river side trails are littered with major dead fall (full trees) but have work arounds forged by others it you look for them.

rucksacktour
Mon Jul 23 2018

Fantastic trail, awesome waterfall for swimming! Though both times I have been here I have seen snakes hanging out in the crevices of the rocks by the waterfall, watch out for them.

rucksacktour
Thu May 03 2018

one of my favorite day hikes. definitely a summer trail though. be prepared to get wet as there are many creek crossings.

Tue May 01 2018

Great hike! definitely one of my favorite waterfalls in GA, there should be trail markers to tell you where to go, I almost lost track of the trail twice. Still had a great time though! Only saw a couple the whole 5 hours I was there, it was amazing!

wandern
Mon Mar 19 2018

Had a little trouble finding the trailhead not enough signs. The hiking trail was great and Jacks River Falls was absolutely beautiful! Moderate hike describes it about right.

Mon Nov 13 2017

Just made the trip this weekend it was a beautiful trip nice weather lots of people on the trail waterfall was beautiful.

wandern
Sat Oct 07 2017

Troop 54 backpacked the Beech Bottom Trail to Jack River Falls. It was a nice hike down to the falls, the hike took about 2 1/2 hours.

rucksacktour
Wed Sep 27 2017

We take this trail to reach Jack's River Falls. It is a great day hike that is good for dogs and/or older children. Hot and muggy with lots of mosquitos in the summer, but the falls and river at the end are very refreshing. We have hiked the Jack's River Trail as well. JRT is difficult because of the many river crossings, so most of the time we just do the Beech Bottom Trail. We have also backpacked the Beech Bottom Trail. Camping is prohibited until you reach Jack's River, then you either need to hike upstream or downstream of the falls before camping is allowed. For campsites upstream, once you reach Jack's River on the BBT (4.25 miles), ford the river in a southeast direction to pick up JRT that heads upstream parallel to Jack's River. There is an immediate campsite on hiker's left after crossing the river. The trail continues past this up a steep uphill, then downhill. About 0.5 miles after the initial river crossing, you will see a confluence of Jack's River and Rough Creek. Cross Rough Creek and there is a wonderful campsite on the peninsula. Plenty of water for filtering, places to sling a hammock, plenty of flat space for tents, and a fire ring with some rock seats. There is a lot of trash at this site, so take a garbage bag to take some out. We set up our camp here and then hike back to Jack's River Falls to spend the day. IMHO, this is probably one of the best overnighters for introducing someone to backpacking, or if you just want a relaxed backpacking trip. Our last trip was the day of the Equinox, which we viewed from Jack's River Falls, and we spent 3 days there and thoroughly enjoyed out time.

wandern
Sun Jul 30 2017

Nice trail for a day hike. To get to the falls, hang a right aprox. halfway through the loop when the trail forks at the river. Continue walking alongside the river for about 3/4 of a mile.

wandern
Sun Jul 09 2017

Great hike and day at Jack's River Falls! Volunteered with the 12 Conasauga District Trail Volunteers to maintain the water bars and clear the trail of overgrowth and blow downs. We were able to make it all the way down the the river crossing below the falls. The rainy weather on the way out will add to the memories of the Cohutta's!! Anyone interested in volunteering on a USFS volunteer trail crew check us out on meet-up.com Check out Cohutta Wilderness Trail Volunteers http://meetu.ps/c/2KLNS/wVCKL/a

Sat Jul 08 2017

One of my family's favorite trails. It's around 7.5 miles round trip depending on if you take the trail loop around the bottoms or take the trail that cuts through them. The bottoms trails is a bit difficult to find if you're not familiar with it but it's super easy once you know where it's at, and either way if you don't find it, just follow the creek to the falls. My kids started hiking this when they were 4 so just about anyone can do it. It does have some slight up hill portions but they are fairly gradual and aren't too bad. You used to be able to camp at the falls but too many people not cleaning up their camp sites ruined that. Once you get to the river following it down river will take you back out to the main gravel road to the Iron Bridge and up river will take you back towards blue ridge and the Benton mackaye trails.

Wed Jun 28 2017

Nice trail. It is a longer trail but pretty easy. When you come to the point in the trail where the river is in front of you and you can only go right or left. Go right there will be a sign in a tree that says "no horses beyond this point" and some trees that are down. The falls are about half a mile down the river. Others have complained about the road up to trail but it's really not that bad, it's just long. It's a mountain road, not all roads will be paved. We even saw a little Ford Focus do it.

wandern
Tue Jun 13 2017

A great day hike to get to Jack's River Falls. It is full of shortcuts if you look for them.

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