Arkaquah Trail

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Arkaquah Trail

Arkaquah Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Native Americans dubbed the land near this trail “Arkaquah,” which is the Cherokee word for a crooked creek. But the Native American presence here predates the Cherokee, stretching perhaps back to Archaic period (8000 to 1000 bce). Petroglyphs on boulders near the parking area are evidence of early habitation.

It’s worth it to take a moment and examine this artwork before starting your trek on the Arkaquah Trail, which runs between Trackrock Gap Road and Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest point."

Arkaquah Trail Reviews

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9/15/2018
Hiked trail from base at Trackrock petroglyphs to top at brasstown. Beautiful views from ridge. Hike up to ridge a series of switchbacks - definitely a thigh burner. Hiked without poles but would recommend poles for more sure footedness. Rested on 3 occasions. Took 3.5-4 hours for 2 middle aged hikers. About 3 hours for teenage boys. Water bladder & snacks were needed. Cell phone service available most of trail.
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Trail Information

Dahlonega
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.4
Distance
3,485 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge District
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Jacks Gap, Hiawassee, Blairsville
Local Maps

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Oct 2018