Andrews Cove Trail

White County, Georgia

Elevation Gain1,547ft
Trailhead Elevation3,115ft
Elevation Min/Max2033/3115ft
Elevation Start/End3115/3115ft
Andrews Cove Trail is a hiking trail in White County, Georgia. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 3,115 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,547 feet. The Indian Grave Gap parking is near the trailhead. Near the end of the trail are restrooms and a camp site.

Andrews Cove Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Andrews Cove Recreation Area is situated in a picturesque cove hardwood forest, with developed campsites, just off SR 75 to the north of Helen.

There are 14 miles of hiking trails of varying length and difficulty—from a short walk along the ancient stone wall from which the mountain got its name to a backpacking trail with campsites (free permit required)—and additional miles of bike and horse trails.The seven hiking trails are well marked, interesting, and easy to follow."

Andrews Cove Trail Reviews

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We hiked the Gahuti trail in full packs with our Boy Scout Troop. It's a very nice trail. Elevation change had the younger boys dragging. It took 5.5 hours with the 11 year old boys in full back packs.
It was a very enjoyable hike. Very diverse habitat, excellent views, trail was not difficult, although some traffic. I would suspect that you would have the trail all to yourself on a weekday. The Gahuti trail is 8.8 miles and I feel that hiking it clockwise makes for the better hike.
New Years Eve hike on a very brisk and windy day; 45F with 30mph gusts made the Old Fort Loop interesting. Easy trail with a fantastic Overlook opportunity. Really enjoyed the Gold Mine Creek Trail. Crosses over creek several places and walk along lake was great. Saw black bear with two cubs about 60 yds away...this made the day!
Diane and "james the wonder dog". Did a day hike at the entrance to the park in and out. Beautiful trail-well my suprsise we ran into a mom black bear and a cub! She went Her way and we went our way! Great day. The staff is really helpful also. We have hiked this trail many times and only seen small animals such as skunk so the bear was a wonderful treat!
Gahuti trail, hiked in the summer of 06, take plenty of water..hiked clockwise, lots of up and down on the east side, due to inclement weather did not get to finish, took the park road at the entrance back to trailhead. Will go back this fall.
My brother, son and I spent a nice 3 days on the Gahuta trail. We arrived just after 4 and had time to park and make in site #4 before dark. Site 4 is a fabulous site, just beside the water with a lot of good spots to sit and enjoy the stars. On Saturday we hiked the long way around the loop to site 3 which is on the top of the mountain adjecent to Fort Mt. we made it there by 2:30 despite the rain. This site has a beautiful view but it proved to be quite windy and cold.
very nice trail. Started about 4 PM and didn't see any other person until my return. Trail was clean with only a little trash at a camp site at the end of the trail where meets AT. Trail crosses or follows a number of small streams. Gets steep at the end. Trail is rocky most of the way, so need to keep your eye on the trail most of the time. Especially upon return when descending the steep sections. It's safe, just need to pay attention.
Since the Gahuti is a loop trail, it makes a wonderful day hike. Take enough water, because you will need it. I like the trail best in the fall and winter for cooler weather and nice views.
I hiked all 8.2 miles of the Gahuti Trail with 2 friends of mine. Great day hike, nice views on the Western side. The eastern side was somewhat fogged in when began. Beautiful brooks, and steams along the way. Moderate trail with a couple of strenuous activities going back up the mountain.

Trail Information

White County
Nearby City
Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use

Activity Feed

Jun 2018