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Atlanta, GA: Conasauga River Trail

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Distance: 12.2 miles


You'll cross the Conasauga River 38 times on this challenging, 12.1-mile shuttle hike past wooded beaver ponds, trout pools, and countless waterfalls.

Trek into the heart of the Cohutta Wilderness on this 12.1-mile shuttle hike along the Conasauga River Trail. This hike scours the river’s most scenic stretches, passing SUV-sized boulders of limestone and granite, towering hemlock and oak trees, beaver ponds, and an unending succession of waterfalls and trout pools.

Drop a car off at the western end of the trip at Murray’s Lake trailhead and hike from Betty Gap along (and through) the riverbed’s gentle downhill grade. The real challenge is the trail’s 38 river crossings. River shoes (or sandals), trekking poles, and a waterproof stuff sack are required as the water can be waste-deep near the western end of the trail. When in doubt, keep hiking downstream and downhill.

Note: This trail is a fun challenge in normal weather conditions. During or after moderate to heavy rainfall, the river crossings increase dramatically in both difficulty and danger. A Georgia fishing license and trout stamp is required to fish on this on this trail.

Mapped by Scott Sanders

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