Amadahy Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Amadahy Trail
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Ellijay
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Turn left onto Hwy 282 in East Ellijay.
Follow 282 West past the ridgeway recreation entrance
Pass Woodring Drive
Turn Left onto Woodring Branch Road
Travel ~3.2 miles to trailhead
Turn right at Adamahy Trail for the parking area
Total Hike Distance: 4.30 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Amadahy Trailhead
Trails Used: Amadahy Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Lakes
Management: None
Contact Information: US Army Corps of Engineers
Carters Lake
P.O. Box 96
Oakman, GA 30732-0096
Phone: (706) 334-2248
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This is a loop hike near Ellijay, GA that mostly follows the shoreline of Carter's Lake. There isn't a lot of elevation change on the trail, so it is a great hike if you are looking for a leisure walk with occasional views from the shoreline and across the water. Mountain bikers are also permitted to use this trail - so don't be surprised to see them while you are hiking.

Amadahy is a Cherokee word meaning "forest water", and the lake is named after Farrish Carter who owned property in this area in the 1800's,.  The US Army Corps of Engineers now manages the area, however, and the dam that creates Carter Lake is the tallest earthen dam east of Mississippi River.




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