Hiking The Mountaintown Creek

The 11th most popular hiking trail in Georgia.

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Situated northwest of Ellijay in the Cattachoochee National Forest, a 20 mile hiking excursion to the remotest section of forest can be formed by combining the Mountaintown Creek Trail with FS68 and FS64 (which borders the Cohutta Wilderness). The MCT runs down a gorge with many cascades and waterfalls. To reach the hiking trailhead from Ellijay, head west on SR52 to milepost 8 and proceed northwest on CR65 (a.k.a. FS90). At FS68, go north for 2 miles to parking area just past Barnes Creek Falls.

Overall, Mountaintown Creek is the 11th most popular hiking trail of all 22 hikes in Georgia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Mountaintown Creek including Coosa Backcountry Trail, Panther Creek Trail, Jacks River Trail, Carters Lake Recreation Area, Bull Mountain Trail and Fort Mountain State ParkNorth Pocket.


Local Contact(s):  Chattahoochee National Forest (404) 536-0541; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446; Mountaintown Outdor Expeditions, Elijay (706) 635-2524.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Georgia" from Donald Pfitzer

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Luxury Loding:  Black Mountain Lodge, Dahlonega (800) 923-5530

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/conf

GPS:  34.681, -84.45

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  13356


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