Cohutta Wilderness Sampler Professional Review and Guide
"The Cohutta Wilderness is one of the Southeast’s premier hiking destinations. This particular trek gives you a taste of that wild place. Hike up Jacks River, a rugged, rock-strewn valley of rapids and pools. You will alternately pass forested flats and a narrow corridor blasted from trailside bluffs. Picturesque views of this waterway reveal themselves at every turn.
The Cohutta Wilderness covers more than 37,000 acres, the vast majority in Georgia, with a small segment in Tennessee. High ridges pushing 4,000 feet drain two of the most appealing wilderness rivers you will ever see—the Conasauga River and Jacks River. A nearly 100-mile network of trails connects river running paths along with ridgetop tracks. The area is more than wilderness in name only. Wildlife is abundant, including black bears, wild boars, whitetail deer, and wild turkey. The streams offer fishing for trout and smallmouth bass."