Cohutta Wilderness Loop Chatsworth, Lake Conasauga, Fort Mountain

Chatsworth, Georgia 30705

Cohutta Wilderness Loop Chatsworth, Lake Conasauga, Fort Mountain

Cohutta Wilderness Loop: Chatsworth, Lake Conasauga, Fort Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"A 75-mile drive that takes you from Chatsworth along the edge of the Cohutta Wilderness Area, by the Conasauga Lake Recreation Area and campground in the Chattahoochee National Forest, and to Fort Mountain State Park. Most of the drive is in national forest. Hiking, birding, fishing, hunting, and viewing beautiful wildflowers and mountains make this an adventure as well as a scenic drive. About half of the drive is on winding, gravel Forest Service roads.

Special attractions: Mountain scenery all along the way, especially at several strategically located overlooks; flowering trees and shrubs; fall leaf color; a wide variety of hiking trails; fine campsites; trout fishing; and hunting in season. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Cohutta Wilderness Loop: Chatsworth, Lake Conasauga, Fort Mountain Reviews

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7/18/2018
Driving the Cohutta Wilderness Loop is a great way to familiarize yourself with the Cohutta Wilderness, where hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, and other backcountry activities about. The National Forest Service does a good job maintaining the roads, but don’t lose sight of the fact that this is a large wilderness area and the loop is maintained by the park service. Keeping up with fallen trees is more than a full-time job, so at times you may find that portions of the road are difficult to navigate. Most of the time, though, the roads are fine as long as your expectations are set appropriately for an off-the-beaten path mountain drive. The scenery is incredible and there are plenty of places to stop and take in the sights or go on a hike along the way. If you’re planning to spend time in the backcountry, consider driving the loop first so you get a good sense of the lay of the land.
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9/17/2016
We took this ride this past weekend in the Jeep with our 3 daughters. The scenery was beautiful. There was nothing really challenging about the trip at all and will likely do it again in a few weeks when the leaves start changing. Its an any day trip from the northern Atlanta suburbs. Only two point of confusion with the directions, when it says to turn on Grassy Rd, it's called Grassy St., the second was near the end of the forest service roads. The guide indicates its about 1 to 1.5 miles past the old fire truck, but it seemed a bit longer than that to me. Overall it was a great day, the park was a nice place to stop and walk about the lake to stretch our legs. Our little one really enjoyed that. Any time I can cram my 3 daughters into the back of the jeep for a full day and no blood is drawn, its a 5 star day.
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6/20/2010
Made this drive today in my Jeep with my wife and dog. Be sure and take the detour to Lake Conasauga. I had never been there before, and really loved it. We will definitely bring the kids back to camp there. The whole drive was really nice. As I said, I had the Jeep, but never needed 4WD, just your standard bumpy North Georgia forest service roads. Lots of fun.
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Trail Information

Chatsworth
Nearby City
75
Distance
Year-round
Season
USDA Forest Service, Cohutta Ranger District
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Oct 2018