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My uncle and I circumvented the trail surrounding Fort Mountain State Park in a little over 5 hours. The trail is well-maintained and several of the views are spectacular, I hear. We were among the clouds during our hike and although the vistas were not available to us the scenery and foliage was and it is tremendous.

Beautiful hike

As others have mentioned this trail is not accurately described. The GPS track that looks like it is part of the trail is actually a dirt road that leads down to a small parking area that then leads out to the suspension bridge. This is also definitely not 9 miles, however we still had a nice walk with our dog in the areas that were less crowded and felt comfortable taking her off leash and exploring some of the other roads in the national Forest.

hiking
7 days ago

Wonderful hike especially if you have a photographers eye. Great workout as well.

on Long Branch Loop Trail

hiking
8 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed this hike very much. There was a nice creek that you walk with for a little. Several people brought their dogs and there were a couple of people biking the trail as well.

it's a regular for me. my dog loves going

I love this trail. It has a streams, waterfalls and gorgeous mountain views. My favorite hike in Georgia.

on River Loop Trail

14 days ago

Its a Good Trail. When you leave the parking area. Stay to the left, its a loop trail. Takes you down and along the river. Then its a trek uphill on your way back. Enjoy!

Good trail for hikers and dogs. Once you get out of parking lot area not many people. A few “water crossings” not really water crossings but water on ground is great for dogs. Added miles making it an 11 mile loop in four hours. There was good up and down making it a great workout. Lots of fallen leaves at moment which did make it hard to see slippery rocks so watch footing.

Went on a week day afternoon, so the traffic was very light. It is a beautiful trail but a little intimidating since the main trail is crisscrossed with smaller tracks. Would have been more relaxing and super helpful if the trails were more clearly marked for us newcomers. That said, it is an experience to be had.

We started the trip from our camp site which added about a mile in length. The true beginning of the trail starts at a parking lot going to your right. If all you care to see if the lookout then it is at the end of the trail to your left about 50 yards. The trail was difficult at the beginning and end with many steep inclines. I would not recommend this trail for children or dogs. There are many spots in the trail that are very narrow and you have to cross water a couple of times. There are a few spots to stop with benches and many areas with large bolders where we stopped to have lunch. Our trip took about 6.5 hours with a total of 9.4 miles. Overall I would recommend this trail especially this time of year with the leaves changing color.

hiking
19 days ago

Very nice hike. Just stay left and enjoy the views. It does require a hunting, fishing or land use license.

Beautiful views especially the time by the river. We brought our two dogs and had to carry our older Chihuahua for more than half the way due to root and rock unevenness and it was wet and slick because it had rained for days. Trail seemed longer than stated

on Iron Hill Trail

28 days ago

Gorgeous hike around Lake Allatoona. The lake is within view on most of the hike. Relatively flat and wide trail. We added a few extensions and was able to squeak out a six-miler on the Iron Hill Trail.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful views once you get to the Cartecay River. Trail poorly marked but after start, it’s pretty obvious. Moderate slope down and back up but a great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Hike back out is killer if you’re going backwards lol. Plenty of little cut throughs to the river to picnic or swim.

Great trail, you will see bikers. Nice Creek crossings, easy trail to follow.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, easy, wide path, but why $5?

Not enough to see for such a long hike.

love it

Great for novice hikers like me and my husband. Dogs loved it!

1 month ago

awesome. definitely longer than 8 miles, great views. good workout

Beautiful trail. Challenging on MB. Worth the climbs.
Water crossings.

Only had about an hour and a half to get to a trail, hike, and drive back home, so I came here since it’s less than 10min from my house. Plus, I’ve been wanting to check out the trails. Nope. Not in October before 10am as it’s open to hunters only. If I could have waited until 10am I’m still not comfortable hiking in the woods when people with guns might not be looking at their watches. Moreover, I’m just not used to trails being closed during the best possible time to hike.

mountain biking
1 month ago

the trail was a lot of fun but a lot of it was up hill which is fine and there was a couple of deep holes on the trail and not very kid friendly.

hiking
2 months ago

A must see! I did not realize that we had trees that big in Georgia.

hiking
2 months ago

Parked at Highway 60 and headed up the mountain planning to do an out and back to the Suspension Bridge. As I began my descent from the top, the trail was so overgrown with tall grass and weeds, I kept slipping and falling because I couldn’t see the trail. I finally turned back and will try again later in the fall when some of the vegetation dies. I know the BMT is supposed to be more rustic than the AT but it could really use some trail maintenance. What is the USFS road that approaches the bridge?

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome change of scenenry along a short 8 miles! It was more difficult than I expected....but I based my expectation off of the State Park Trail Map. It had the completion time for the 1.2 mile flat gravel trail around the lake at 1 hour. It had the completion time for the Gahuti trail at 5 hrs for 8 miles...it actually took me 5 full hours. Lots of ups and downs. I saw a lot of squirrels and a family of raccoons. The lake trail and the wall trail are not actually part of the g
Gahuti but I did those as well. When you are in this park it doesn't feel like you are in the mountains at all...untill you get to the overlooks! Reminded me of the Cloudland Canyon west rim trail.

mountain biking
2 months ago

These trails are part of a big trail system voodoo has awesome technical obstacles throughout hocus-pocus is also a technical trail but it’s full of roots and rock on the trail that is not avoidable and mumbo-jumbo has some fast flow with burms and a few jumps

Kids loved it and so did the dogs!!

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