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.

Great hike with lots of diversity. The 8 miles is misleading. Like another review here it was really 11 miles and took my son and I 5 hours. Maybe there’s an inner trail which is 8 miles? Not for beginners but a wonderful trail to conquer.

Love but way too many people, for a Monday. Also I'd say easy not moderate.

This trail was definitely not the best for a beginner (me), but it was absolutely beautiful. Great scenic overlooks, changes in terrain and scenery, a couple creek crossings, and wildlife. My dog did very well on this trail and seemed to enjoy herself, but she had well over 50 ticks despite tick prevention. Only saw three people outside of my group the entire time. We did come across a black bear but our group got close, talked loudly, and kept going, and we didn’t have any trouble. Park staff is very nice and helpful. If you are a beginner and stop a lot for scenery and snacks, do NOT plan to do this in four hours. Start earlier in the day. We started at around 2 pm expecting to be back by 7 pm, but we were out past 9 pm in the dark. We had walked to the trail from camp, so this also added time. My phone clocked in over 11 miles.

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13 days ago

Breathtaking! You don’t even have to walk far!

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13 days ago

This is my new favorite place to go! The view will take your breath away. The only place that is worth it to hike to is the overlook. The trail back is absolutely beautiful.

The Gahuti is a great trail for a day hike! I arrived at 0800 and completed it by noon. I stopped at several of the overlooks and creek crossings. The trail is maintained well. The only thing that could have made it better would be the time of year that I chose to do it. When the leaves are off the views would be much better. I would recommend this trail to anyone that is looking for a great day hike within an hour and a half from metro Atlanta.

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rocky
15 days ago

pretty view. quick short walk

Awesome trail! It’s challenging with lots of climbs and descents. There’s a lot of variety in terrain, the trail goes from extremely rocky in places, to muddy, and even some loose sand. Well blazed, it does get a little narrow at times with one side of the trail being dense forest and the other side being ravines and cliffs.

Positive workout, negative view. Lots of poison ivy, definitely wear pants. Don’t think that you are immune and wear shorts. Start the loop clockwise and be prepared for descent.

Did this one today in a clockwise fashion. Lots of rocks on the downhill side of the loop (the first half) and LOTS of poison ivy, some on the trail, but it can be avoided if you know what you are looking for. Also saw a young black bear, probably 75 to 100 lbs and maybe a year old. The bear was on the trail near the only campsite on this loop trail. Probably more fun to do this trail with the leave are off the trees. My iPhone GPS measured 4.97 miles and 1,385 feet total elevation. Have fun!

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail hiked to campsite #2 from parking lot and spent the night there. There are plenty of beautiful views on the trail and campsites 2 and 4 both seemed close to water to fill up at night. We decided to head off the main trail closer to the lake for a bit it had pretty views. The ends of the trail on either side are both pretty challenging so be prepared. What a great place with spectacular views though!

took the trail around the lake first. great for young kids. quick and easy hike

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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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4 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
4 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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4 months ago

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

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muddy
4 months ago

Good short hike with a killer view.

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