Hemp Top Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Hemp Top Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Copperhill, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

11.8 miles
2,700 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers




This is a hiking and horse trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. 8.2 miles from Dally Gap to Licklog Trail in Tennessee at the top of Big Frog Mountain. 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

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Easy hike until Big Frog ascent. Great views. Trail from Double Springs to Big Frog summit is not in great shape partly because it mostly goes straight up the fall line and has turned into a rocky wash.

Monday, September 05, 2016

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
Bring water.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Awesome strenuous hike to Big Frog Mountain

Monday, January 13, 2014

Awesome strenuous hike to Big Frog Mountain

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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Sunday, January 15, 2012