Currahee Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Currahee Mountain
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Toccoa
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From US-123N/SR-17S/SR-265N in Toccoa - Turn right on to Tommy Irvin Road 0.3 miles after the split. Then go 1.1 miles and turn left on to Dicks Hill Parkway. The trailhead is 3.0 miles ahead on the right at the junction on Currahee Mountain Rd in Stephens County.
Total Hike Distance: 5.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Currahee Mountain Road
Trails Used: Currahee Mountain Road
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chattahoochee National Forest
508 Oak Street NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
(404) 536-0541
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs, ATVs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This approach to Currahee Mountain follows a gravel 4x4 road for ~2.8 miles to the summit which has multiple cell phone towers but outstanding views from the top. The road was used by WWII paratrooper training during the 1940's before some of them were shipped off to Europe to participate in the D-Day landing.

There is a trailhead and parking for 5-7 vehicles at the start of the 4x4 road and a gate just after it. The gate is typically open - so don't be surprised to see people driving to the summit, but because of the history of the paratroopers you will often find hikers and occasionally military personnel training on the road.

There is also a museum open to the general public at the base of the mountain that tells the story of the WWII paratrooper training in the area.

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