Gahuti Backcountry Trail

MODERATE 98 reviews

Gahuti Backcountry Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chatsworth, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2011 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
19 days ago

My wife and I did about 6 miles of the trail, starting at the campground and getting off at the entrance to the park. Great hike, marked well, but wish there were more information related signs along the trail. Only place we say anything with distances was at the trail head. The map we got at the office was fair.

hiking
22 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Great experience, beautiful views. Moderate to difficult in some areas. Bring lots of water and snacks, make sure you keep all your food in bear bag as they are definitely around.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Got 9.4 miles in today ! Kudos to Georgia State Parks! Very well marked and trail was clear

backpacking
1 month ago

This was my first real backpacking overnight trip. The trails were a great range of flat/easy & steep/hard, I definitely agree with the moderate rating, & the trail was nicely marked every 10 steps- making it a comfortable hike.
There are many streams to fill up for water & many great peekaboo views (I'd like to come back in fall to get more views). We did come across a black bear-so be alert, as well as large beautiful woodpeckers.
Great hike & great time!

backpacking
1 month ago

Did an overnight with my girlfriend and her dogs, some tough spots but overall great hike. Saw a bear on the second day! Would go back during fall/early winter to get more views.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Takes a while to get to the waterfall and has a great view at the end. Worth the 8 mile trek.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Scenery changes dramatically between lush canopies, sweeping views, and rocky cave areas as you hike. All four campsites looked very nice (would particularly recommend goldmine and moonshine). There were several creeks, but in October they were too dry to get any water from. Relatively challenging with a heavy pack, but most of the elevation gain was spread out. Will definitely be back!

hiking
2 months ago

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backpacking
3 months ago

I backpacked in the last weekend in April and camped on campsite #4, the rock creek backcountry site. I was by myself for this trip and found the site to be great. I was very impressed with the park and it's staff. It was a beautiful trail with some great views, it could be tough at times but overall was great, so many things to see. Below is a short video of my trip.

https://youtu.be/72VcNiGaMLo

backpacking
3 months ago

This Trail is a must hike. We started the trail at the trailhead and hiked to campsite number 2 and stayed the night. The beginning and the end are the hardest sections of the trail. Between campsite 3 and campsite 4 you will have great waterfalls. Most of the good water sources are around campsite 3 area. You have two great overlook views, one is right before you get to campsite 2 and the second is at the trailhead.

3 months ago

definitely an awesome hike! lots of beautiful views. at some points, the trail is something out of a movie.. but at some other times, it's kind of bleh with not much to look at for a mile or 2.. nonetheless, it's still great. the terrain gets rough at times and stays that way for a while, so make sure you have water and an in-shape body! might i also add: this trail is very clearly marked the entire way, so getting lost or sidetracked isn't really a concern.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Fairly strenuous, but worth it because the overlook was very beautiful.