Rough Ridge Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Rough Ridge Trail is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Epworth, Georgia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3405 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

9 months ago

nothing spectacular. sure, South to North is easy, but I would rather hike south out of Jack's River on this trail than Hickory Ridge trail.

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

March 2016.
Had a unpleasant hike as I went here with a 50lb pack, on my way back from Jack rivers this trail seemed endless! I had ran out of water and there was little to no water on the trail. The trail was very quiet, there was not much to see on this trail. If traveling from the East Cowpen Trailhead from south to north towards jacks rivers, it is not a bad hike. But if traveling from north to south, rough ridge trail can be a little tricky to find because of the contrast and can be a steep climb. A few things i saw and heard were bear droppings on trail, turkey gobblers, some steep scenic-ish views, and Spring gap, a camp ground down in between the valley in the northern part of rough ridge.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Nice trail from south to north... if you walk the trail from Jacks river be prepared for a steep and strenuous elevation change

hiking
Monday, January 13, 2014

Nice long trail starting at a relatively high elevation going down to the Jack's River. Moderate to easy Backpacking.