Category Hiking Trails in Georgia

Jacks River Trail – Cohutta Wilderness

Cohutta Wilderness, Jacks River Trail—Epworth, Ga.

Vast, well-preserved Cohutta wilderness is home to one of the best trails in the Southeast. Jacks River Trail follows its namesake, and crosses occasionally, so don’t count on staying completely dry. The trail offers access to lush greenery, clear swimming holes and ideal camping spots. The full hike is 16.2 miles long, which makes it a perfect weekend hike for those with some hiking experience.

The 37,000 acre Cohutta Wilderness contains 90 miles of hiking and backpacking trails, two of which follow the Jacks River and Conasauga River.  Trail head park lots are located around the wilderness perimeter and provide hikers with access to the trails...

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Hiking Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Summit

Stone Mountain Summit

Day three of our vacation in Georgia was Stone Mountain.

A $10 gate fee gets you into this beautiful park in Stone Mountain Georgia. This granite batholith sitting out by itself was visible to us from the Kennesaw mountains. The mountain is 825 feet tall and covers 583 acres. The top of the mountain is 1,683 feet above sea level. It is mostly open granite from top to bottom. If that weren’t enough there is a huge carving on one side of the mountain. According to the brochure it is the largest high relief carving in the world! The Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson...

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