Currahee Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Currahee Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Toccoa, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

over grown

11 days ago

This is a very enjoyable hike with a nice view at the end. be prepared to climb over four or more down trees which are an approximately 2 to 3 ft obstacle. other than that it's not an extremely difficult hike.

Please keep this Trail clean and tell anyone that you recommend this field to, to do the same.

19 days ago

Lots of shade. Trail is in rough shape- many fallen trees to go over. Took about an hour up and back with time to hangout at the top and enjoy the view. Next time we will do the three miles up three miles down road trail- although I was told part of the road has been washed out. Overall beautiful view at the top.

25 days ago

Love this mountain!

1 month ago

Definitely worth the incredible view at the top. Not sure what classifies as a difficult trail, but this one had its challenges. Probably not for the faint of heart or out of shape. Didn't take long to scramble to the top. An easy down and back for a short hike with a worthwhile reward at the top.

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1 month ago

great view but do not underestimate how difficult it is. Plan on taking several breaks on the way up. I took my dog and it was way too steep for him, too. We made it and it was well worth the effort but I think it's pretty tough even with a short distance.

2 months ago

Good trail and nice for July 4. Two other people on the trail. It says 1.3 miles but don’t be deceived; I had 5.9k steps.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty decent trail! Smooth trail with steady elevation gain. You can drive to the top if some members of your group aren't able to walk up. Lots of graffiti'd rock at the top and even another small trail up to the little lookout.

hiking
5 months ago

great simple hike or you can drive up when the gate isn't up.

5 months ago

Views are amazing. Just try not to fall. Won’t be doing much hiking afterwards.

hiking
7 months ago

This is the trail from the Band of Brothers miniseries. Check out the museum at the old train depot while you’re in town

hiking
7 months ago

Great short hike with a fast elevation gain. Plenty of exposed rock and wandering paths near the top. Nice views for such a quick hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Enjoyed hiking in reverse this time up to the top of Curahee Mountain for we had previously hiked down this trail after driving to the top several years ago. Today we had some fun scrambling over quite a few downed trees that were over the trail. We enjoyed many beautiful views from several rock out croppings both at the top & along the way. Even though there is alot of grafitti on the rocks, we still love the view & the only markings we appreciated were the pink arrows marking the trail. Nice day to gain some 700+ feet of elevation in less than 1 mile, while out enjoy a sunny winter day.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

pretty solid trail. the view is great! although, there's a cell phone tower at the top of the mountain so you can drive the top if you want to. There's a lot of spray paint on the rock where the view is off of and surrounding trees, but none of it is art. All just names and high school love bs. on the trail itself, there is a number of downed trees but nothing insurmountable or dangerous. the trail head itself is just a gravel cutoff from the highway. There's a yellow gate that blocks the gravel road leading to the old trailhead. technically, this trail is closed for good, but it's still very doable even though unmaintained.

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Moderate-level hike up the mountain, the view is worth the climb!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The directions on the previous reviews were very helpful. Trail is pretty well maintained, some down trees but still very easily to navigate. Did this trail with my dad who is 57 and not in fantastic shape. He did it pretty easily with only a few stops. Fantastic view for such a short hike!

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

This trail is pretty well hidden and when we went there was no one else on the trail. It seems like a little known trail. The parking for it is just down from Mountain Sweet Honey Company, but if you blink you could miss it. The trailhead is behind a locked yellow gate (shown in pictures) and was a bit overgrown. You may feel like you're in the wrong place, you're not.

The first third of the trail is pretty wide and looks like shared access for powerlines that aren't far up the trail. Once in the clearing under the powerlines the trail continues straight ahead, but narrows considerably. It's pretty much single file from that point on. Also, if you're not used to looking for trails it could be easy to miss where it continues on.

While the first third is on a very mild incline, the rest of it is much more inclined. It's very doable for those in decent shape. My wife actually did it with our 12 lb 2 month old in a front carrier.

The last third of the trail you'll start to see some decent rocks and rock formations. When you get to the end of this trail you'll find the overlook that's covered in graffiti. While the trail does continue to the "very top" of Currahee, it's not really worth it continuing unless you're just wanting to add distance or say you did it. The very top connects with Currahee Mountain Road. There's not much to see unless you like cell towers.

The trail isn't the best maintained trail around. There were several downed trees across the trail but they were easy to get over or around. Overall it was a very enjoyable hike. Without stops for the baby we could've easily been in and out in an hour. I'd recommend this lonely trail.

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