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Best trails in Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia

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Looking for a great trail in Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Fort Mountain State Park ranging from 0.8 to 2.1 miles and from 1,499 to 2,844 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Fort Mountain is situated in the Chattahoochee National Forest close to the Cohutta Wilderness area, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities. There are plenty of year-round activities available at Fort Mountain State Park. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, 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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Map of trails in Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia
Park information
Acreage:
3,712 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(800) 864-7275
Helpful links
Top trails (14)
#1 - Gahuti Backcountry Trail
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
You can book campsites online for a fee ($10/person/night for backcountry camping). Wonderfully peaceful trail located in Fort Mountain State Park just west of the Cohutta Wilderness. This trail travels around the crest of Fort Mountain and has access at numerous places in the park. There is a 855 foot rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. There is also a remains of tower too. Show more
#2 - Stone Wall, Stone Tower, and West Overlook Trails Loop
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 53 m
#3 - West Overlook Trail
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 25 m
Fort Mountain State Park is filled with horse trails, biking trails, walking trails, camping sites, and a lake. Once you arrive at the park you'll pay the entrance fee and will receive a park map. Start on the West Overlook Trail and come back down the CCC Tower Trail. This is a 1 mile trail great for anyone of all ages. You start off at 2,650 ft. of elevation and gain 200 ft. of elevation during the trail. The West Overlook trail is 0.5 miles long that takes you straight to the overlook. There is a spacious deck to look out over Georgia. Once you are finished at the overlook you will go up some metal stairs that will lead you to the watchtower. (The watchtower may be closed at the time you are visiting but they do allow you to go inside of it.) The watchtower is the start of the CCC Stone Tower trail that will bring you back to the parking lot. Along this trail you will drop 200 ft. of elevation going down a few stone stairs. On your way down you will pass by some of the ruins of a prehistoric rock wall along with a sign giving you some information about the wall. The trail back to the parking lot is also 0.5 miles long.Show more
#4 - Big Rock Nature Trail
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 17 m
#5 - Fort Mountain Lake Loop
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 25 m
#6 - Big Rock, Gahuti, Goldmine Creek, Lake
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
#7 - Cool Springs Overlook
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
This is a very short walk for a big payoff with great views!Show more
#8 - Cool Springs and Mill Creek Falls Loop
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
#9 - Gahuti Inner Loop to West Overlook, Fort Mountain, and Cool Springs Overlook
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#10 - Cool Springs Overlook to Trails 410 and 301
Fort Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
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