Arkaquah Trail

Dahlonega, Georgia

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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.

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"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."

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

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