Currahee Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Toccoa, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife 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: 1,033 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

ohv / off road driving

running

forest

views

wildlife

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!

hiking
6 days ago

Started off fairly easy, then things escalated quickly! Man, it gets steeper and steeper but it was a great walk and a wonderful view. As a 101st Airborne Division veteran, it was an amazing experience.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice meandering walk perfect for social distancing and still getting some exercise in with great views at the top

"3 miles up 3 miles down". The road starts from the Camp Curahee just beside the main road. The first 2 miles were pretty flat and easy, the road is paved road, then the road becomes steep very quickly. The main big rock was behind the power station at the top, climbing down in a small road. The main view include overlook of whole Curahee town, graffitis and bunch of eagles or falcons.

hiking
5 months ago

Grew up by Currahee, always a great place to hike. Wonderful views at the top

Beautiful hike, but wouldn't consider it a trail since it is completely a dirt/gravel road.

hiking
5 months ago

The trail is a well defined gravel road and there were a few cars that traveled up to the top today but overall it was quiet. Yes, the last mile is tough but worth it. Highly suggest visiting Camp Toccoa adjacent to the trailhead to learn more about the history of the trail as it was a training run for WWII soldiers.

hiking
6 months ago

The hike isn't to strenuous. It gets steep near the end.

7 months ago

Was confused as to where the "trail" began... Turns out it's a gravel road winding up the mountain. Not motorcycle friendly.. No trail to be seen

hiking
7 months ago

Terrible trail. The summit is painted up like someone’s bad trip. Trash everywhere!. In sore need of an organized cleanup.

hiking
8 months ago

A gravel road. The view as are nice but I wouldn’t count it as a trail.

hiking
8 months ago

It’s mostly hiking up a gravel road. Pretty views at the top. My experienced group trained and repelled off the side called the brick wall. The graffiti on the rocks is unfortunate. Lots of historical significance to the area.

hiking
8 months ago

Most of the draw here is the historic significance of the route. The trail is a gravel road leading up the mountain. Views at the top are quite pleasant, though they would be nicer if the rocks weren’t all covered in graffiti.

hiking
9 months ago

One of the hardest hikes I’ve been on in the last few years. I did muck about on the top looking for a geocache, but decided I didn’t want to wind up climbing it twice. We got a late start and it was 91 degrees on the way down. I have a greater appreciation of what it must have been like to run up this hill with a full ruck.

hiking
9 months ago

First 2 miles are not bad, the last mile is straight up. A good workout. but strenuous. Good view at the top. Rated high because of historical background and remembrance of those soldiers.

hiking
10 months ago

Kicked my ass!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful view. That last mile is tough but worth it.

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11 months ago

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Sun May 12 2019

Do it. Ready the WWII Airborne history before you go. Watch the first episode of Band of Brothers on HBO! Think about the Troops as you go “3 miles up, 3 miles down”. It’s not easy. It’s not for a easy or moderate hiker. But when you reach the top, you’ll feel why you did it. For the way down...that’s the tough part. But push through and go to the museum downtown when your finished.

hiking
Sun May 05 2019

I enjoyed the workout I got. That last mile was painful! I hike to meditate, enjoy scenery and reboot .. This accomplished that. The only pitfall.. was the traffic.. I usually lose myself in my own head.. not able to do that as one must pay attention to the cars utilising the same “ trail”?

running
Fri Jul 27 2018

Wide gravel road all the way from the road to the radio towers on top. Much litter and trash steadily piling up, but look past that to the forest and the rocks and the vistas. The overgrown house beneath the power lines marks where the road starts climbing steeply up Currahee. Lots of unimaginative graffiti at the top (compare with the School Bus Graveyard on 365), and the high frequency sounds near the towers might bleed into your meditation time while enjoying eastern horizon gazing. The western side of the mountain has anchors for rappelling and nooks for climbing. Combine the Sink Trail with the Currahee trail on the southeastern side and you have a nice workout.

scenic driving
Sun Aug 13 2017

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.

running
Thu Aug 03 2017

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.

ohv/off road driving
Sat May 27 2017

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

Thu Jan 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
Sat Aug 06 2016

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

Thu 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.

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