Pocket Trail


Elevation Gain736ft
Trailhead Elevation927ft
Elevation Min/Max887/1025ft
Elevation Start/End927/927ft

Pocket Trail

Pocket Trail is a hiking trail in Walker County and Floyd County, Georgia. It is three miles long and begins at 927 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 736 feet. This trail connects with the following: Pocket Trail Spur.

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Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press)
Marcus Woolf
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"On a topographic map, Mill Mountain and Horn Mountain appear as two long spines that connect to form a U. Their steep slopes wrap around an area of low land, known as the Pocket. The Pocket Loop Trail heads through forest where spring-fed streams and other rivulets support a rich variety of trees and wildflowers. In the lower forest, American beech and sycamore trees thrive in the moist soil, while surrounding hills are thick with white oaks, hickory trees, and shortleaf and loblolly pines. In spring you’ll also see dogwoods in bloom. The paths here are easy, and the campground is pleasant, making it a good place to combine overnight camping with a relaxing walk. A real gem here is the Aquatic Viewing Area, a wetland about a half mile into the hike. Set in a broad clearing, it allows excellent views for birding."
Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga (Menasha Ridge Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"Enjoy a walk in the woods at this historic recreation area, centered by crystalline springs. Start at the alluring founts of The Pocket, then make your way up a lush hollow, eventually reaching a wildlife viewing pond. From here, the trail climbs into piney woods, circling through hills and hollows to end at the Pocket Campground. Whether it’s camping or picnicking, consider adding an extra activity to your hike at this Chattahoochee National Forest recreation area."

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Trail Information

Additional Use
U.S. Forest Service, Conasauga Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min. Sugar Valley
Local Maps