Cohutta Wilderness - Jacks River - Member Hike

Hike Name: Cohutta Wilderness - Jacks River
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Chatsworth
Rating: 2 stars
Directions: From the intersection of Forest Road 221, 65, and Georgia County Road 251 go across the bridge over Tumbling Creek and continue southbound on Forest Road 65 (which becomes Forest Road 22) for about eight miles until you reach Dally Gap. Forest Road 65 turns to dirt and gravel after a half a mile and enters Georgia as Forest Road 22. Head downhill to the Jacks River from the trailhead at Dally Gap.
Total Hike Distance: 4.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Dally Gap (USFS 22)
Trails Used: Jacks River Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Cohutta Wilderness Area
National Forest Service
401 Old Ellijay Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-6736
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: The Cohutta Wilderness at 36,977 acres is the largest National Forest Wilderness in the southeast and combined with the Big Frog Wilderness in Tennessee the area is some of the most pristine and isolated in the South. Both the Conasauga and Jacks Rivers are stocked with trout and have great fishing. There's also numerous sand bars, waterfalls, pools, and campsites along the rivers which makes this a very popular overnight destination. This is an easy backtrack hike from Dally Gap in the Cohutta to the Jacks River. It can be done as either a day or overnight hike.


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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Cohutta Wilderness - Jacks River - January 18, 2008 January 18, 2008 3 stars 1 day jethro
Cohutta Wilderness - Jacks River - July 6, 2003 July 6, 2003 3 stars 2 hours The Operator


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