Col. Robert Sink Memorial Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

Col. Robert Sink Memorial Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Toccoa, Georgia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1033 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

muddy

Notably used by the 506th PIR (as well as other units) for training prior to action in World War Two, Currahee (meaning "stand alone" in Cherokee) was used as both for conditioning runs, as well as the regiment's motto of, "we stand alone." 3 miles up, 3 miles down!

scenic driving
8 months ago

Also known as Currahee Mountain Road. As some others have stated, it's a wide dirt/gravel road. If you just want to see the view I suggest driving up. If you want a more nature filled hike I'd suggest the Currahee trail. My group hiked Currahee Trail and then drove up this for its historic nature. This trail is historically significant given its ties to WWII and the 506th Paratroopers. Driving up does give an appreciation to what the troops did in their training.

There are great views on either side of the summit, but the top is taken up by cell towers that are fenced off. To get to the graffiti rock overlook you'll need to walk by the largest tower (Currahee Mountain Observation tower on Google Maps) and there's a trail that's decently steep on the backside of that tower which leads down to it. This also happens to be where the Currahee Trail leads, but from the other side of the mountain. The view on the Col. Robert Sink Memorial Trail side is about 600 yards down the road from the large tower station.

I'd caution drivers, hikers, and runners alike to keep an eye out for the other since this "trail" is also traveled by motorized vehicles. This would be a great trail for exercise, especially with its steep sections at the end, but as a nature hike there are definitely better options in my opinion with one being on just the other side of the mountain.

trail running
8 months ago

Basically a gravel road to the top. Beautiful view at the peak. A good workout but most significant in light of WWII history. Glad I did it. Makes me appreciate the soldiers doing it with full gear.

off road driving
10 months ago

Awesome Jeep trail if you go off the main route every now and then. great view at the top!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

great hike....nice wide road...steep sections that are very strenuous...nice panoramic view at the top...only downside is the graffiti all over the rocks :(

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Very easy trial to walk, the view is breath taking. For sure going back soon!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Given that you're running in the footsteps of paratroopers from WWII, this trail is one of best I've done. We ran/walked this (mostly ran) and had a blast. How this got rated as "Easy" is scary. The last 1/4 mile is completely uphill.

trail running
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ok, if you run this... It is not easy. Steep inclines and steep declines. However, my dad and I are WW2 buffs, and have developed a following for the 506th Paratroopers (Band of Brothers). We've run this twice, and if you are not in peak physical condition, running this is hard. The view is totally worth it. That being said, walking or driving doesn't count

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

nice views if you like graffiti covered mountain summits with radio towers.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hiked up the road this morning. Started out good, but does get steep at the end. Straight up. The view was GREAT! I would just drive up in the future and park. Has huge rock so take spray paint.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Awesome!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

mostly granite rocks on this trail. 3 up, 3 down! cool piece of history and some good views at the top

hiking
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hiked this with my 2 teenagers and my brother. Beautiful day. Much more interesting to go up the back side though and then come down the marked trail which is really a road. The back side is not marked quite as well but there is a definite trail and more interesting. Stopped for a sac lunch at the top and enjoyed the scenery. The distance was a little shorter since we came up the back side which is much steeper.

hiking
Thursday, February 20, 2014

The view from the top is well worth the hike on the dirt road. I haven't tried the trail on the other side, but hear it is a good hike. The road seems a bit boring to me (I like trails through the woods better), although you do get a good workout and the last 1/2 mile is straight up to the top.

hiking
Sunday, September 16, 2012

First hike on hollowed ground! It was definitely a moderate hike. Don't know how the paratroopers...or modern day trail runners...scamper up this feat! But decent conditions most the way up. It is a service road so it is nice and wide. Do note to that once you reach the top, locate the path that goes around the structures and work your way down a bit from the summit to find the best view.

off road driving
23 days ago

hiking
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trail running
4 months ago

Thursday, March 30, 2017

hiking
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 13, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015

recorded Back way up the mountain

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

trail running
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

cross country skiing
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

off road driving
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Saturday, October 04, 2014

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