Chattooga River Trail North from Highway 76
to the Bridge at 4.5 Miles

Picture of an eastern fence lizard on the Chattooga River Trail

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Date Hiked: 5/5/90

Length: 9.0 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 3

Scenery: 2

Blaze: white painted diamonds and metal diamonds

Main Features: partial views across Chattooga River valley

Animals: woodpecker, deer, toad, garter snake, snails, lizards

Location: Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
Park in the parking area on the Georgia side of the bridge where highway 76 crosses the Chattooga River.

Major Altitude Changes
Ascend 400 feet from parking area to ridge at about 4.0 miles
Descend 300 feet to bridge at 4.2 miles
Total Ascent (round trip): 700 feet

0.0 the trail starts between two boulders at the opposite end of the parking area from the river
0.1 bear left at fork
0.5 stream crossing
0.7 bridge, then turn right
1.4 bridge
1.6 gain ridge top
1.7 sharp descent to the left
1.8 bridge
1.9 bridge
2.5 remains of old road bridge on the right
cross dirt road
2.7 gain ridge top
2.9 merge into old road
3.8 bridge
3.9 bridge
4.2 bridge
cross trail
4.3 cross trail
cross trail, then turn down and right
cross campsite
4.5 bridge


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