Currahee Trail

MODERATE 11 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.

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

over grown

1 month 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.

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3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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
4 months ago

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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Monday, November 07, 2016