North Pocket Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile loop trail located near Chickamauga, Georgia that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
My family and I have hiked this several times. I have to agree with some of the other reviews, the best part is the beginning of the trail, heading up to the designated campsite. Large field for a picnic and the kids to run around in, but the rest of the trail is just so-so. Several unsafe spots for young ones. Great view over the falls, if you don't mind getting up right to the edge.
I did this trail because it was close to home. It's not worth traveling to see. It's a good hike but nothing special.
Worst trail in N GA. Don't waste your time riding this trail. The trail is not maintained at all...down trees and rutted-out sections make this a total hike-a-bike. The trail guide must have been out of date because we spent more time off our bikes then on them. Go somewhere else unless you're a masochist!
This trail is downright unsafe. The 1st part, which takes you to the "designated campsite" is nice. You'll pass some impressive rock formations on the left while approaching a double waterfall. The creek that feeds the falls borders the campsite & has some interesting remains of a stone paved path that collapsed. Even without recent rains, you're going to get a little wet crossing it.
I couldn't find a lot of detailed info on the trail. When you approach the campsite, you'll see a sign to start loop either south or other. I took south/counterclockwise. It was almost all uphill. Lots of squishy muddy slippery leaves. The blazes are inconsistent and sometimes faded to the point of non-existence.
The distance on the trail per "official trail" printed materials & signage during the trail don't add up. The view on top of Pigeon mountain was nice but the nicest part was leading up to the campsite.
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