Hiking The Sumac Creek Trail

The 22nd most popular hiking trail in Georgia.

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Near Chatworth in the Cattachoochee National Forest, the Sumac Creek Trail (#64) is a 12.5 mile route open to hiking. This long distance double-loop trail offers both the challenge of steep ascents and descents and the ease of flat double-track travel. From high, narrow ridge lines, trail users will drop into the rugged Sumac Creek drainage three times. Caution: The northern segment of the trail follows a gravel road that is open to vehicles. Watch for vehicles.

To reach the hiking trailhead, take US 411 north from Chatsworth and go 12.3 miles to Cisco. Turn right onto old GA Highway 2 and travel 3.2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 17 and go about 2.1 miles to the trailhead parking area.

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

Sumac Creek Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Chattahoochee National Forest (706) 695-6737; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446; GA Horse Council (707) 922-3350.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Georgia" from Donald Pfitzer

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Cohutta Lodge

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

GPS:  34.9261, -84.6766

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  17828

Sumac Creek Trail Hiking Map


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