Looking for a great trail in Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Fort Mountain State Park ranging from 1.5 to 17.5 miles and from 1,532 to 2,847 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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. Trails in this park with a name in the 300's allow biking and trails with a name in the 400's allow horseback riding.

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13 days ago

Good trail. Make sure you are following the orange markings. Easy to get lost otherwise because of crisscrossing trails

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24 days ago

A very simple and well marked path (marked on the trees with colors)

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rocky
28 days ago

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29 days ago

The weather today was perfect for hiking. Although this is a short trail that’s pretty easy, the overlook toward the west, the fire tower and the stone wall make this hike pretty cool. This would be a great trail for the kids as it can be educational with the info provided on the plaques at the tower and wall.

took younger scouts (around 11 - 12 years) and they loved the trail. no issues. Two overlooks provided great views

Well marked trail

Great trail! Lots of variety from waterfalls to creek crossings, to vistas, to bouldering. It is a workout on your ankles with all the bouldering and tree roots. But it is well worth the workout. Do include the Goldmind Creek trail offshoot - very nice along the creek.

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closed
1 month ago

Aaa

lovely trail but would not rate it difficult. more like easy to moderate if u dont hike much.

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rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Good grade. Challenging up hill due to rains washing out parts of trail and making it muddy. Lots rocks as well.

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2 months ago

What an adventure. Started at the top and went clockwise. It seems no matter which way you go the final stretch is tough. There is ton of different terrain and waterfalls along the way. Bring lots of water and snacks.

Nice short trail. You descend beside a small creek to an intersection with the Gahuti trail, take a right, then descend a little farther to a beautiful larger creek and falls. Begin the climb back to the parking lot and done. Recommend combining this hike with the lake loop for a slightly longer (but easy) hike

Fantastic trail to hike. Campsites 2 and 4 are just beautiful with nice views and great tent sites. Couple of the stream crossings can get tricky after heavy rains but this trail is awesome

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rocky
2 months ago

Easy trail until you get to where it merges with the Gahuti then it becomes moderate due to slippery rocks. The trail is well marked and the small waterfalls are great.

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2 months ago

Easy to moderate trail. Outstanding views. I would definitely recommend this trail to all.

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muddy
2 months ago

Good short hike with a killer view.

Went on a day that was foggy and cool. With the fog, the park was so quiet to the point it was almost deafening. It took me 4 hours to complete. I hiked the trail in a clockwise direction starting at the coolsprings parking area. Would say that this hike is moderately strenuous. The wet roots and leaves made it just a bit more challenging. Look forward to hiking this trail again.

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3 months ago

Very challenging trail for me, as it was my first back country camping trip, luckily I had my brother in law with me who has been here a couple of times and he was a big help. We did the trail clockwise and had no reals issue other than being out of shape with a heavy pack on. The trail is clearly marked and I agree with some of the other reviews that the mile markers are not entirely accurate. Please be cautious, as the the leaves and rocks are extremely slippery due to the recent rains. It took us a 3.5 hours to get to our campsite (3) and the next morning it took us 2 hours finish. I consider this moderate to strenuous. I will definitely hike this trail again.

Fun hike. Doesn’t take long and trail is well marked.

Good hike

This is a fun run. On busy days, the Lake Trail is a challenge to run due to all of the people out for leisurely strolls.

A fun, sometimes VERY technical trail for trail running. 301 is not very well maintained making mountain bike riding terrible!

"Moderate"? Ha! No, I'd say more like moderately strenuous. It's well marked, beautiful scenery, a few small creek crossings, and a spectacular waterfall about 5.5 miles in (I hiked clockwise from the trailhead parking lot). Lots of ups and downs. Mostly ups! Took me close to 5 hours, and I'm usually a fairly fast hiker. I've hiked plenty of 8-12 mile trails, and this one sure seems longer than 8 miles :)
But it's beautiful, and I'd do it again. I'm willing to bet there are many wildflowers to see in the spring. Fall would be spectacular, too.

Greats views, good markers. Absolutely beautiful after a few days of rain the water falls were in full force. Enjoyed this trail in early December.

Went in early December and loved the loop trail, we even did the creek trail that is easy to find off of this one and will lead you back to where you left off in this trail.

Beautiful day to hike, cool temps and a little wind. Trail was wet and this slippery. Well marked with orange blazers.

Just hiked the Gahuti trail today and it was gorgeous. it was quite foggy and moist but this made the hike extra mystic and romantic. there are just so many different type of vegetations. not many people either so the dog had a blast too. instead of doing the Gahuti only we cut through the Goldmine Creek Trail along the lake and through the Big Rock Trail. worth seeing.

Rough! Lots of tree roots, rocks and wet spots. Came in at 8.67 miles total and took just over 3 hours. Lots of water crossings. Too foggy to see the views but the park is gorgeous!! Would rate this mod- strenuous.

Quick hike to see amazing view and a little history lesson.

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