Chattooga River Trail - Ellicott Rock - Member Hike

Hike Name: Chattooga River Trail - Ellicott Rock
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Clayton
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: (Burrell’s Ford Parking Area) - From US 76/US 441 in Clayton, GA (at Wendy’s), take a right onto Rickman Road for 0.5 miles to Warwoman Road. Turn right onto Warwoman Road and head 14 miles to State Route GA 28. Take a right onto GA 28 and follow it for 1.8 miles to U.S. Forest Service Road 646 (which is also known as Burrells Ford Road). Follow USFS 646 for 9.4 miles to the Burrell Ford Parking Area. USFS 646 will turn to gravel for a majority of this drive. In South Carolina this road becomes U.S. Forest Road 708.
Total Hike Distance: 6.80 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Burrell's Ford
Trails Used: Chattooga River Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chattahooche National Forest, Tallulah Ranger District, 404-782-3320
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: Andrew Ellicott, a noted surveyor, was commissioned by North Carolina and Georgia to determine the boundary between the states. He completed his survey in 1811 by chiseling an inconspicuous mark on a rock on the east bank of the Chattooga River. This rock is found inside the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, and it is named Ellicott Rock after its founder. It is located along the Chattooga River Trail, a forty mile route that borders the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia and follows the banks of the Chattooga National Wild And Scenic River from Burrell's Ford to US 76.

This hike starts at Burrell's Ford and follows the Chattooga River for 3.4 miles to Ellicott Rock. The trail is farily flat along this section and the hike is relatively easy. Spoonauger Falls is accessible near the trailhead, and numerous campsites are located along the banks of the Chattooga in this area.




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