Hemp Top Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Epworth, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a hiking horse trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. 8.2 miles from Dally Gap to Licklog Trail in Tennessee at the top of Big Frog Mountain. Information on the Trails of the Cohutta Wilderness can be found here: http://www.sabch.org/hikinghorse_trails_of_the_cohut.htm Gentle climb from Dally Gap to the base of Big Frog Mountain at the Tennessee Line, then a steep climb for about a mile to the top of the mountain. Part of it is also the Benton Mckaye Trail. At the Georgia-Tennessee line, (Double Spring Gap - There is water here) the trail enters the Big Frog Wilderness and climbs up Big Frog Mountain where it intersects with Licklog Trail. Licklog Trail to the East is a hiker trail only. Hemp Top turns West and connects with Chestnut Ridge Trail (Horse/Hiker) which leads to a parking lot/trail head on Big Frog Road. Only this section of these trails is open to horses in the Big Frog Wilderness
The peak is not marked and slightly off trail not easily found with no September vista views. The trail is mostly fine but overgrown in many areas with thorny canes difficult to navigate in shorts.
If you calculate the peak distance and you're not sure you're there - stop and don't continue North or downhill, you'll end up in Tennessee
Great winter hike with snow covered tree tops making a tunnel for most of the trail. Opens in places to nice views in winter. From Dally Gap trailhead it's a wide trail, not very technical, generally a shallow climb, until close to Big Frog. FS22 was blocked by a large downed tree about 2mi from trail head so our approach was an additional 2 miles of gravel roads. Out and back about 15.8 mi.
Awesome strenuous hike to Big Frog Mountain