Cohutta Wilderness Beech Bottom Trail and Jacks River Falls

Cisco, Georgia 30708

Cohutta Wilderness Beech Bottom Trail and Jacks River Falls

Cohutta Wilderness: Beech Bottom Trail & Jacks River Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Conspicuously wide in some stretches, the Beech Bottom treadway once served as a road that logging companies used in the late 1920s and early 1930s to extract timber. Now this gentle descent provides hikers access to Jacks River Falls, the most popular feature in the Cohutta Wilderness. On its way to the river, the trail shifts dramatically as it alternates between dry forests of pine and hardwoods and low, lush ravines with hemlock and mountain laurel.

There are some good views during the descent, such as the spot 2.5 miles in where breaks in the trees reveal the soft folds of faraway hills. Even better is the stretch where the path meets Jacks River, and wide spots along the bank can serve as shaded picnic spots or campsites. After walking 4.5 miles, you’ll encounter Jacks River Falls where the river surges to whitewater and takes a rough tumble through a rocky corridor and dives into wide pools."

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Trail Information

Cisco
Nearby City
9.2
Distance
1,635 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
4–5 hours
Duration
Year-round (falls run strongest in winter and spring)
Season
Chattahoochee National Forest, Conasauga Ranger District
Local Contacts
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Springer and Cohutta Mountains Chattahoochee National Forest
Local Maps

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Dec 2018