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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 nice for a walk; easy on the dogs and the lake is gorgeous.

Nice little loop in the Aska area. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the old chimney and wall just off the trail. Fun to explore!

nice short hike

Great loop trail mostly well marked. Just started using the app and very accurate so if u do get off trail it’s easy to find your way back. Like one other commented no great views. Lots of water though. This morning at 25deg only saw 2 hunters.

trail running
8 days ago

I tried my bet to run the whole thing but that is sort of out of the question. This trail beats you up if you are not adequately prepared. Ultra sick trail though. It's really cool how you can see the tower at the top when you are still miles from it.

hiking
13 days ago

Decent. Also know as ‘sunset rock’ if you know where to turn off. There’s a climbing spot close to the turn off, but you still have to know where to look.
When you pull up at the trail head- it’s close it the back entrance of Brasstown Valley Resort....so not the prettiest start. If you can find someone to show you how to get to the rock- then it’s worth it in my opinion. Beautiful view and you can see a tiny bit of the college (Young Harris college)

Beautiful, but very busy. We went with our GSD in the evening, in 20 degree weather, on a weekday. My boys and I thought we’d be the only ones there. We were very wrong! It’s a pretty easy hike and the waterfall is beautiful, even full of ice.

The road will wreck your car! Almost made it there, then with 2.2ish miles to go and the road was impassable. Really pissed off because the only option was to turn around and travel 12 miles back down the mountain. You will feel defeated if you try and make the journey in a car. I’m sure it’s a great hike if you can get there. Good luck!!!

hiking
17 days ago

While it was an amazing experience with AMAZING views, this trail is not for the faint of heart.

My friend and I decided to challenge ourselves for the start of 2018 by hiking of one the hardest hikes in North Georgia on one of the coldest day of the season. We went into the challenge with 11-12 miles in mind but somehow or another ended up tracking 15.6 miles spanning a total of 9 hours (we stopped multiple times to take pictures).

Boy, was I glad that I bought the hiking poles the day before because I don't think I could have made it all the way had I attempted the trail without. The impact on my knees were drastically reduced purely because I had support. Please bring a lot of water and snacks since the trail feels a lot longer than expected if you're hiking from Track Rock Gap Road. This is a great trail to train on if you're planning to do the Appalachian Trail.

Beautiful trail. However, I disagree with earlier suggestion that taking the right trail might be slightly easier. My husband and I both agreed that taking the counterclockwise (right) route resulted in a much steeper gradient at the end of the hike regardless, great hike and our pup loved it , too.

Great accessible hike. The falls are 0.3 miles from the trailhead. Can easily adapt to your fitness level and distance.

Great short easy trail with a great waterfall at the end. Great for groups of people, families and/or people with no hiking experience.

Falls are only about a quarter mile up the trail. We kept going to the top thinking it 'went somewhere ' but it just runs into another trail. Pretty but disappointing.

Super busy trail, but still a nice stroll.

Great views from Brasstown Bald parking lot easy if you go out one and half to two miles and back. Beyond 2 miles moderate to hard.

Be sure not to miss all the side trails on the way up, many more smaller falls and sights.

Great trail! Not very well marked, we missed the first turn off from Bear Hair Trail but were able to connect at the Beae Hair Gap/Coosa Backcountry Junction. Steady climb. By far the best route to Blood Mountain.

Definitely an amazing trail!
It can be strenuous at times, but I completed it after not having hiked in a while (took about 4 hours round trip with a slow pace) Definitely something that could be done by almost anyone (depending on how many breaks you take). Probably wouldn't take kids on this trail due to the fact that the trail was very narrow near steep drop-offs for a good ways. The view at the top was worth the hike and the many waterfalls/river we crossed on the way there were gorgeous.

Nice loop trail, well maintained.

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