Hiking The Mountaintown Creek
The 13th most popular hiking trail in Georgia.
Saturday 2 July 2016 03:42 GMT
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 13th 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, Bull Mountain Trail, Carters Lake Recreation Area, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Fort Mountain State Park, .