Cohutta Wilderness Hemp Top Trail

Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513

Cohutta Wilderness Hemp Top Trail

Cohutta Wilderness: Hemp Top Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Winding along the crest of Blue Ridge, much of the Hemp Top Trail is a pleasant ridge walk with a short descent to a gap at the Georgia/Tennessee border. (The name Hemp Top is derived from stories of Cherokee Indians and settlers in the area harvesting hemp to produce thread and rope.)

As you walk the first 2 miles of the Hemp Top Trail, you’ll encounter fewer hikers than you would in other parts of the Cohutta, but you may spy wild turkeys or even black bears roaming the ridges. At 4.1 miles, a side trail climbs to a high spot on Hemp Top Mountain, and a small clearing on the ridge crest provides even more solitude. The trail then drops to Double Spring Gap, where this trip ends at the location of two springs."

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Trail Information

Blue Ridge
Nearby City
10.8
Distance
1,855 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3–4 hours
Duration
Year-round (good views in winter)
Season
Chattahoochee National Forest, Conasauga Ranger District
Local Contacts
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Springer and Cohutta Mountains Chattahoochee National Forest
Local Maps