Hog Pen Campsite - Member Hike

Hike Name: Hog Pen Campsite
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Chatsworth
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From Chatsworth, take GA-2/GA-52 E/E Fort St for 4.9 miles to the park.
Total Hike Distance: 3.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Cool Springs Overlook
Trails Used: Gahuti Backpacking Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd,
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 422-1932
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This short hike to the Hog Pen campsite follows the Gahuti Backpacking Trail for 1.5 miles on the East Loop. The trail is routed through a hardwood forest and hugs the hillside just below a mountain biking trail and the main park road. There isn't a lot to see once you leave the trailhead at the Cool Springs overlook - unless you are hiking in the winter time. A backpacking permit is needed if you plan to stay at Hog Pen campsite, but is not needed if you plan to day hike in the park.




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