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The Cohutta Wildlife Management Area is a huge area of forest in north Georgia, of more than 95,000 acres. This site covers only a small area along good gravel roads in the southern part of the WMA, but the whole area is worth exploring for those with the time and curiosity. This WMA is encompassed within Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness area, which is the state's second largest wilderness area. The Cohutta Mountains are part of the oldest known mountains in the world. They run from Fannin County northeast to the Tennessee-North Carolina border, where they are known as the Smoky Mountains, and once bordered a prehistoric ocean. It is from these mountains that the Cohutta WMA gets its name.

Very fast hike.

I gave this trail a 3 ONLY because it kicked our tail! We didn't have the experience for this trail. We jumped on this trail north from Dick's Creek by accident actually. Meant to take a left turn to go to Dick's Creek Falls took a right instead which sent us on this trail. Had my family in tow carrying gear for two nights of camping, hiking, fishing. After two Miles we realized we were on the wrong trail, but kept going until we found water – which was two more miles later. This is a hard trail, for a family with three kids anyway. Some amazing scenic spots throughout the trail, as soon as we reached the Chattooga River we set up camp. Found a great campsite on the river that someone had built primitive benches, breathtaking spot! The river was amazing to cool off in. We were hoping to catch some trout… No luck, there was an endless supply of smaller bass. I will not take my family back out in this trail, nor will I do this with a 85 Liter pack loaded. I definitely recommend this trail for experienced hikers. Did not see any hikers for the three days that we were out there, a group of kayakers floated by once.

1 day ago

A classic!

2 days ago

Hard but great!

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This was a difficult hike ...

Took our niece and her guide dog Nathan today . They did an amazing job! It was a first for us all.
I was really disappointed by the number of folks who had dogs off their leashes. Dogs ran up and barked distracting him from his job. KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A DANG LEASH PEOPLE!!!!
Other than those few selfish people, the hike was great and the view was AMAZING. We will be back!

This is a super fast hike. From the road to the falls took us 15 minutes. We decided to go past the falls. This app takes you much past. All the way to Stanley gap. We worked our way back around to the road and then made it to our car. Decent outing. Lots of trash. We ended up leaving with more plastic water bottles than we could effectively carry.

Great little hike. The waterfall was beautiful and met some really friendly people along the way. The kids enjoyed the hike as well.