Fort Mountain derives its name from an ancient 855-foot-long rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious wall is thought to have been built by Indians as fortification against other more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. Situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest close to the Cohutta Wilderness area, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in northern Georgia. Most wind through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, occasionally crossing streams and providing spectacular vistas. During the summer, children will enjoy the sand beach located on a clear mountain lake, as well as miniature golf and pedal boat rental.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful as Ga always is. Not too challenging, a great place for a hike and some history. Various views and multiple trails to fit beginner to intermediate hiking.

Lovely brief stroll to a delightful multi-tiered cascade. Looking forward to returning when the water levels improve.

backpacking
21 days ago

We stayed at Campsite #2 (Goldmine Creek) and although it is a spacious site and well of the trail, we had a lot of road noise. The westside of the trail had more water and scenic views during out hike.

Awesome trail with great views and very well marked.

Easy great for families

Parked at the cool springs overlook parking lot(also Gahuti trailhead) and hiked the west overlook trail(yellow blazes) to the overlook and then walked up the tower and back down via CCC stone tower trail(red blazes) also seeing the stone wall. This takes you down to the old fort picnic/parking area so I had to get back on overlook trail(yellow) and circle back to where I had parked.

I went on a cloudy day and that was definitely a mistake for the overlook, however, I still enjoyed the overall hike.

Awesome views so worth the hike.

Great hike would injoy doing it again . We saw 3 bears.

Recommend doing this trail clockwise from the cool springs overlook parking, this way the good stuff is towards the middle/end. We saw 2 bears!

What a cool hike, the view is intense and the hike is quite pleasant. Took me like an hour 30 total