Explore the most popular hiking trails near Chatsworth with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail, well blazed, with a lot of waterfalls. It was foggy the day that we went, so unfortunately couldn’t see any of the views, but it was still a great hike. Completed it as marked in 3 hours.

beautiful place. long hike usually see no one. fall has gorgeous views.

great view. easy for kids

hiking
22 days ago

Easy, nice views

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike with awesome views. Closer to 10 miles total.

beautiful lake views and pretty leaves in the fall. very quiet and an easy walk for families.

Nice trail. The outlook views were great! The fire tower was neat and the old fort wall.

Great loop around the lake. Easy to walk.

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail for power walking/running

Great trail with lots of beautiful views! Kind of busy, but we waited to go until the tower was open - very neat observation decks at the overlooks as well. Lots of history! Full trail review + more pics coming to our hiking blog soon - www.Wander-Full-Life.com

Well-maintained and in the fall extra special with the changing of the leaves. We made it in time to venture up and inside the CCC fire tower and although it was foggy the view was nice.

My uncle and I circumvented the trail surrounding Fort Mountain State Park in a little over 5 hours. The trail is well-maintained and several of the views are spectacular, I hear. We were among the clouds during our hike and although the vistas were not available to us the scenery and foliage was and it is tremendous.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike especially if you have a photographers eye. Great workout as well.

on Amadahy Trail

1 month ago

This is a fairly easy, if lengthy, hike. Fair warning, being close to the water means everything is kind of damp, and there are a few soft spots here and there. Overall, though, there's some fantastic views of the lake, and a small beach-like area you can climb down to either for a rest or for a few good pictures. There are plenty of other little branches people have worn out that will take you to the edge of the water, as well, although they are a bit precarious. The trail is a bit narrow in spots, though, there are roots, and people like to ride bikes along it, so don't fall.

I love this trail. It has a streams, waterfalls and gorgeous mountain views. My favorite hike in Georgia.

Great little short hike. Leaves were turning nicely and the views were awesome. I've lived in this area my whole life and never tire of this beautiful place! To me it's easy, the other folks we were with thought it moderate.Any way you look at it, it's worth the jaunt. You'll be glad you did it!!

Love this trail! Easy and beautiful!

Beautiful place for fall. Several trails within the park. Worth the trip! Lots of camping and other park activities to do. Trail had a lot of rocks in it. Very well kept and wonderful.

Good trail for hikers and dogs. Once you get out of parking lot area not many people. A few “water crossings” not really water crossings but water on ground is great for dogs. Added miles making it an 11 mile loop in four hours. There was good up and down making it a great workout. Lots of fallen leaves at moment which did make it hard to see slippery rocks so watch footing.

1 month ago

Good hike, but gets repetitive

We started the trip from our camp site which added about a mile in length. The true beginning of the trail starts at a parking lot going to your right. If all you care to see if the lookout then it is at the end of the trail to your left about 50 yards. The trail was difficult at the beginning and end with many steep inclines. I would not recommend this trail for children or dogs. There are many spots in the trail that are very narrow and you have to cross water a couple of times. There are a few spots to stop with benches and many areas with large bolders where we stopped to have lunch. Our trip took about 6.5 hours with a total of 9.4 miles. Overall I would recommend this trail especially this time of year with the leaves changing color.

Awesome well maintained trails with spectacular views.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is just perfect for me. It is an easy trail, although I did get tired toward the end. Lots of great scenery. I hiked it with my son who is 34 years younger than me. He adjusted his pace so he could stay with me. He usually runs! Overall, a nice and enjoyable experience.

2 months ago

Drive there was beautiful. Trail was pretty and fairly dry even after all the rain. Falls were worth the short hike. It was the first hike for our Pumi (Hungarian herding dog). All Trails Pro with GPS showed us where we were on the trail which helped us stay on the trail.

Not enough to see for such a long hike.

I have no idea why this is rated hard. Not even sure it’s 1.5 miles. So.... we did the outer loop also and added part of the Gahuti trail to make it a 5 mile hike. If I were to do it again would start at the main Gahuti parking area and hike over to Fort mountain and do the inner and outer loop, then back. The outer loop is pretty nice.

2 months ago

awesome. definitely longer than 8 miles, great views. good workout

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail. It’s easy and relax fully. Well maintained and easy to follow. Very close to lake so my dog can take a dip and cool off .

We arrived about 10:00 am, only one other car in the parking lot. The park in and of itself is beautiful, the drive up very scenic. The trailhead was easy to find, good signage. This trail offered not only well kept paths and views, but quite a bit of history about the Stone Tower and a prehistoric stone wall. As always my Alltrails app. worked flawlessly. This trail is rated as "hard". I wouldn't rate it as hard... maybe moderate. I saw several retired groups walking along enjoying the trail. That's not too say it's level, it has a few stairs and inclines, but not really hard.
My daughter and I love to hike and we love scenic views. Reaching what I would call the halfway point was one of the best placed observation decks ever. It juts out get enough to get a 280 degree view, and at around 2750' elevation it was quiet a view. This hike did not disappoint. The observation deck is a great place to have lunch, snacks, or just enjoy nature.
Note: as of 10/03/18 no leaves were changing color yet.

This is a superb trail for running. Minimal elevation, clear path with few obstacles, wonderful views and little traffic.

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