Atlanta: Gahuti Backcountry Trail

This moderate 7.9-mile loop descends into lush tunnels of rhododendron, then rises to lofty views of endless forest in Fort Mountain State Park.
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This moderate 7.9-mile loop descends into lush tunnels of rhododendron, then rises to lofty views of endless forest in Fort Mountain State Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.7

Waypoints

GMT001

Location: 34.7787780761719, -84.7054290771484

Gahuti Backcountry Trail heads SE, following orange blazes

GMT007

Location: 34.7543487548828, -84.70458984375

Turn L to continue on Gahuti

GMT008

Location: 34.7516975402832, -84.7087020874024

Cross paved road, bearing NW

GMT009

Location: 34.7584037780762, -84.7134628295898

Turn L @ T

GMT010

Location: 34.7596778869629, -84.7116622924805

Cascading waterfall in Goldmine Brook

GMT011

Location: 34.7639389038086, -84.7097473144531

Bear L @ Y, ticking off more orange blazes

GMT012

Location: 34.779598236084, -84.7054443359375

Picture perfect: Overlook peers down into a giant forested valley; follow orange blazes to parking lot

GMT002

Location: 34.7639312744141, -84.6996383666992

Turn L; lush pods of rhododendron

GMT003

Location: 34.764217376709, -84.6972274780274

After crossing wooden bridge, turn R

GMT004

Location: 34.7643013000488, -84.6948165893555

Continue straight and head E (orange blazes)

GMT005

Location: 34.7594261169434, -84.6927032470703

Cross paved road; trail continues a few yards on the L

GMT006

Location: 34.754337310791, -84.6940231323242

Park bench overlooks a sea of leafy ridges and a fertile valley to the SE