Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Cohutta Wildlife Management Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail, the down trees at the beginning of the trail have been cleared! It was actually about 8.2 miles up to the top and back. Got here at about 8am on a Wednesday morning and never saw another person. The view from the top is amazing!

Great views!! More of a walk than a hike

Hiked from Brasstown Bald to Trackrock Gap! Being a senior citizen (70) & “flatlander” (Louisiana), I thought I’d try the predominantly downhill trail first! Look forward to going back later in the fall for more great views! Other reviewers mentioned the tough “uphill” from Trackrock at the beginning, but it wasn’t a picnic for these tired old knees going downhill either! Very little water so better pack yours in! Definitely take hiking sticks! Lifesavers! 3 1/2 hours! Not bad for an old guy! Hike on!

Amazing hike, 7 creek crossings, loved both falls on this trail. Well worth the hike.

At the beginning of the trail. There’s fallen trees blocking the path that needs to get cleared up. Also, getting to the very top, there’s a lot weeds that make it difficult to squeeze up there. You barely see the path. Other than that. It was awesome!

Brasstown to Young Harris! Enjoyable hike. Not a lot of views, but a couple were great! Wagon Train Trail was in better shape than the Jeep Trail from the Trail to Young Harris as other hikers previously reported. Loved the historical setting! Very relaxing, gradual descent! I’ll be back! I saw “no one!” Peaceful!

Great hike that was really fun. Excellent view at the tower!!

Just a heads up: the trailhead is on the opposite side of the road from the parking lot. Don't make the mistake I made, and take the game trail in front of the parking lot.

Not sure where the poster was at who said Jack's River trail was closed but my wife and I just went up Labor Day weekend. No signs at Dally Gap saying it was closed we hiked in 19 river crossing before setting up camp. yes the storms have drastically altered the trail. Between river crossings 2 and 3 is the most difficult. But after that it got a little easier. I always bring my machete since trails like this change all the time. the next day we made our usual light pack to go the rest way to the falls. unfortunately the trial was too obliterated and I just didnt feel like hacking through it. hopefully they get the crew out soon to do some clean up. even with out the falls it's always great camping trip.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail even with all the leaves on the trees. That said, I plan to re-hike this great trail this winter. Started the hike from the Trailhead at Trackrock Gap. About the first 1.5 miles, I didn't find it brutal at all. It was a steady climb with a number of switch backs and never really leveled off until the ridgeline was gained. I'm not a particularly fast hiker and average just a little over 2mph including photo stops and short bushwhacks (like Locust Log Ridge and Chimneytop). As I write this, I am a couple weeks short of 64. Don't let some of the negative comments about the first 1.5 miles of the trail scare you away. It is a fantastic trail. Once I hit the Brasstown Bald parking lot (huge) I headed to the end and took Wolfpen Ridge Trail to the peak of Wolfpen Ridge (South) and a little beyond then I turned around and went back to the Brasstown Bald parking (the other end) and took the paved trail to the top. At the Visitor's Center (top of the mountain) I asked an attendant where the official top of the mountain was. She took me out to the breezeway between the Visitor Center and the Theater where she unlocked a door that had a stairway leading down (basement?) on the very top step she pointed to a USGS Benchmark. I took a picture of the BM and put my foot on it. Returning to the parking lot I used a two car shuttle to return to my parked car at Trackrock Gap. Great hike.

Paved trail. Easy to follow. The views at the top are worth it.

Good quick hike with pretty waterfall. Too many tourists but still nice. Would come back to do Weaver Creek crossing which is about over 5 miles

Too many bugs and giant spiders in your face. Paths over grown. Went a mile in and turned around, couldn’t take it anymore.

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.

As of 9/2/18 the Jacks River Trail is CLOSED due to storm damage. It's an amazing trail and hopefully they will open again soon but as of now, hike at your own risk. There are a lot of rangers in the area. If you do brave it, there is some serious dead fall (full tree piles) on the river side trails you will have to forge around. It's closed for a reason, so be prepared. Beech Bottom to the falls is also closed but see my review there for more info.

Kids loved it and so did the dogs!!

Beautiful trail! I was able to hike it with my mom who’s 63.

Great hike with two beautiful overlooks (great place to stop and take pictures)! Trail is in great condition. It is a little hilly coming back but overall a great hike!

my husband and i have been twice and cant find this waterfall with the rope swing??????? help.. we parked at the day use spot. we took the trail directly behind it. when we got to the bottom we walked upstream and came out at the campsites. we did see alot of pretty places just not that exact waterfall:(

Love this place , been going over 30 years

hiking
26 days ago

Brett below is right about the first 1.7 miles. It's a tough start! There are other uphill portions too, but none that difficult. Still, if you have enough water, it's doable. Some of the more level bits in the middle offer some through-the-trees views of other mountains, and other parts wind through classic Appalachian hollows. The "last" section (before you turn around) starts at the ranger station and has you walk up a steep paved path to the highest point in Georgia: Brasstown Bald. There should be some spectacular views if it isn't hazy. That portion is accessible by car, and so you'll be joined by some more casual hikers. There's also a visitor center up there.

Trail is dog friendly, although there is no water except the fountains and vending at the ranger station.

This part of the Appalachian seemed well traveled and was well marked and has two great outlook areas that are top shelf. Wife and I hiked it out and back with no problems. all the steep areas are stepped with rocks so it was easy both up and down. would do it again.

Loved this hike. Passed the trail turn off to the knob for a bit more challenge and came back. Loved everything about it and the description in all trails is pretty accurate. Close to many other great hikes like blood mountain, Toccoa falls and Tallulah gorge

As falls go in GA this is an easy hike to a short creek falls with two camping sites on the creek. Certainly not to be compaired to a top ten in Ga. Good canopy for a cooler hike. From trail head to the falls is .8

Easy hike about .5 mile to the falls but we kept going for a little ways. Easy but pretty hike very much worth it if your ever in the area.

nature trips
1 month ago

The BMTA volunteers did an amazing job on this Re-route! So clean and beautiful! It was so nice to be the only ones there! Peaceful and serene to just sit and listen to the sound of the water, birds and leaves blowing in the slight breeze! Thank you!

1 month ago

Nice trail little muddy good visibility on trail and easy to follow markers, not much for photos to dense over all very enjoyable.

Nice hike. We combined it with Stanley Gap. The falls are great. Be careful if at the top, a young man slipped and fell when we were there. Several people at the falls, but that should be expected, especially in the summer.

Significant storm damage has portions of these trails closed. On 8/11/18- 40+ volunteers cleared 8 miles of trails, this being a wilderness area means we can only use hand tools (crosscut saws and sling blades etc). Still some sections are closed due to damage from flooding. Reading below there is a misconception that forest service personal maintain these trails, the FS has only a few trail techs that cover large swaths of forest so they rely heavily on volunteer organizations to keep the trails marked and clear. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact their local ranger station or a local trail maintenance group, in this case Kevin Vasilinda from the FS teamed up with members of the Benton Mackaye Trail Association, Southern Appalachian backcountry Horsemen and the Conasauga trail volunteers to clear a lot of downed trees.

hiking
1 month ago

Simple walking path with a small creek that crosses it. I liked the many mushrooms/toadstools along the trail, but maybe much better as a biking trail.

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