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.

backpacking
16 hours ago

This was my first real backpacking overnight trip. The trails were a great range of flat/easy & steep/hard, I definitely agree with the moderate rating, & the trail was nicely marked every 10 steps- making it a comfortable hike.
There are many streams to fill up for water & many great peekaboo views (I'd like to come back in fall to get more views). We did come across a black bear-so be alert, as well as large beautiful woodpeckers.
Great hike & great time!

backpacking
1 day ago

Did an overnight with my girlfriend and her dogs, some tough spots but overall great hike. Saw a bear on the second day! Would go back during fall/early winter to get more views.

Great hike. Takes a while to get to the waterfall and has a great view at the end. Worth the 8 mile trek.

My kids loves this! It gets pretty rocky around the waterfall area. A few fun bridges to cross as well

Beautiful trail. Scenery changes dramatically between lush canopies, sweeping views, and rocky cave areas as you hike. All four campsites looked very nice (would particularly recommend goldmine and moonshine). There were several creeks, but in October they were too dry to get any water from. Relatively challenging with a heavy pack, but most of the elevation gain was spread out. Will definitely be back!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful well maintained trail. Has an amazing view from the overlook.

backpacking
1 month ago

I backpacked in the last weekend in April and camped on campsite #4, the rock creek backcountry site. I was by myself for this trip and found the site to be great. I was very impressed with the park and it's staff. It was a beautiful trail with some great views, it could be tough at times but overall was great, so many things to see. Below is a short video of my trip.

https://youtu.be/72VcNiGaMLo

backpacking
1 month ago

This Trail is a must hike. We started the trail at the trailhead and hiked to campsite number 2 and stayed the night. The beginning and the end are the hardest sections of the trail. Between campsite 3 and campsite 4 you will have great waterfalls. Most of the good water sources are around campsite 3 area. You have two great overlook views, one is right before you get to campsite 2 and the second is at the trailhead.

Such a beautiful and simple hike! Has gorgeous mountain views and a peaceful brook with waterfalls to rest beside. Absolutely lovely.

definitely an awesome hike! lots of beautiful views. at some points, the trail is something out of a movie.. but at some other times, it's kind of bleh with not much to look at for a mile or 2.. nonetheless, it's still great. the terrain gets rough at times and stays that way for a while, so make sure you have water and an in-shape body! might i also add: this trail is very clearly marked the entire way, so getting lost or sidetracked isn't really a concern.