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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.

22 hours ago

I attempted this trail almost 2 years ago with a 30 lb pack, and tried it again yesterday, still not making it all the way. Make no mistake, this trail is tough! Right now the views are awesome, and are worth the knee pain! Do yourself a favor, and bring trekking poles...I was glad I had mine!

1 day ago

Great trail. Good moderate hike, a few inclines. Pretty, serene hike with our two pups!

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

9 days ago

was a really beautiful Trail... Especially after you turn left to get off the Appalachian Trail it really turned into a real tight Rhododendron and mountain laurel filled area... I was expecting mostly heavy wooded areas... But there's lots of small overlooks just look for the small trails to the right as working your way to the top of Wildcat Mountain... You start to descend pretty steep getting closer to the actual Whitley shelter... But the shelter was definitely worth it and pretty cool

10 days ago

Great day hike. We didn’t plan for the length of the trail up to the falls, so our limited time put us having to leave before we were ready. Beautiful sounds of the flowing river greeted us each step. Lots of camping areas along the path.

If you complete the entire trail, you cross the creek 16 times one way. So 32 times total. This does not include any of the natural runoffs or springs. The difficulty of the trail varies on the water levels for the creek crossings. There are areas on the trail that are not marked well. Most of the elevation gain is near the end of the trail. If you just want to see the waterfall, it’s approximately 2.8 miles one way. Great hike!

14 days ago