Carters Lake Amadahy Trail

Chatsworth, Georgia 30705

Carters Lake Amadahy Trail

Carters Lake: Amadahy Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Volunteers from the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association played a key role in building the
Amadahy Trail, and while the path primarily draws bikers, it has become much more popular with
hikers. Amadahy is a Cherokee word meaning “forest water,” and much of the gently rolling path
runs within sight of Carters Lake, whose shores are free of boathouses and other human-made
structures. In some spots, you walk right near the water, and in others the trail runs high through forests of chestnut oaks and hickories. The wooded slopes in some areas are free of underbrush, as prescribed burns have reduced the fuel load to prevent extremely hot fires. The burns also supply nutrients to the soil, which will support vegetation that provides habitat for deer, songbirds, and other animals."

Carters Lake: Amadahy Trail Reviews

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Trail Information

Chatsworth
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.4
Distance
270 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1½ hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
US Army Corps of Engineers, Carters Lake
Local Contacts
A Carters Lake Hiking Trails map is available at the Carters Lake Visitor Center; a very basic Amadahy map is available at tinyurl.com/oluacaf
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018