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    Pleasant Garden, NC
    Adventurer | 284 pts
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    9/3/2007
    Ellicott Rock Wilderness is a wonderous trek through true old growth forest. The trees on Fork Mt. Trail aka Ellicott Rock Trail are absolutely stunning. I held my 115 cm hiking pole next to a couple of white pines. The pole did not even come close to the edges! Even more awe inspiring is to look out from the trail and find a forest FULL of these trees! I highly recommend this moderate, scenic hike through the woods. Rarely will you see anything like this in the Southeast!
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    Decatur, GA
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    6/7/2007
    The trail was well marked and clean. There were a couple of sections that had been rebuilt and they were still in the construction look, not over grown naturally yet. Overall the trail following the river was great.
    I found the campsite we stayed at a bit littered but not bad. Some people feel it is appropriate to leave behind tie downs, extra string, etc. I don't. Leave it cleaner than you found it.
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    COMMERCE, GA
    Adventurer | 403 pts
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    4/21/2003
    THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL TRAIL IN THE SPRING. WE SAW LOTS OF LARGE TROUT IN THE CHATOOGA RIVER. PROBABLY A VERY CROWDED TRAIL IN THE SUMMERTIME. WE DID NOT FIND THE ELLICOTT ROCK. THIS IS A PERFECT TRAIL FOR BEGINNING HIKERS. VERY EASY TRAIL TO HIKE. WILL HIKE AGAIN THIS FALL.
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    Havana, FL
    Pathfinder | 62 pts
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    9/1/2000
    Access the trailhead. Day 1 (8 miles) Follow the Fork Mountain Trail to the Chattooga Trail. The Chattooga trail follows the Chattooga River. Follow this south. Campsites will be found along about a 2-mile stretch on the river. Day 2 (8 miles). Continue on the Chattooga Trail until East Fork Trail. Follow this up to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery, about 4 miles. Follow the pavement up about a mile or so (1000 ft up). This intersects with the Foothills Trail. Follow the Foothill Trail about 3 miles back. This is an easy to moderate hike with numerous streams for water supplies. hiked Friday-Saturday, Sep., 2000 weather info: Clayton, Georgia 30525 map: Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, $4, There is a self-service campground with shower facilities. It is $10 per vehicle, quite reasonable. Watch carefully. The picnic area/trailhead is easy to miss. A local map would be helpful for driving through this area. I had to stop and ask directions.
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    Trail Information

    Dahlonega
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    75.4
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    4-5 days
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Inc., PO Box 654, Atlanta 30301; (404) 4940968; www.georgia-atclub.org USDA Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, 1755 Cleveland Hwy., Gainesville 30501; (770) 297-3000; www.fs.usda.gov/conf Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR); www.gadnr.org Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Division; www.gastateparks.org Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, Game Management Section, 2150 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville 30501; (770) 535–5700;
    Local Contacts
    USGS Amicalola, Nimblewill, Noontootla, Suches, Neels Gap, Cowrock, Jacks Gap, Tray Mountain, Macedonia, and Hightower Bald; The Appalachian Trail in Georgia (map and brochure), Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.; The Guide to the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Georgia, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy; Appalachian
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