The trail was very poorly marked between miles 11 and 6. Lots of poison ivy around but we never got it - probably because we were constantly getting washed off in the river. Bring cream just in case. Miles were much better traveled and the trails were clear. Overall really liked this hike and would visit it again. Absolutely stunning! We backpacked mid-week in October and did not see or hear another soul. River crossings were no more than knee-height 2 days after a heavy rainfall. Plenty of campsites for tents or hammocks near the river. About the river crossings The first couple crossings, we took the time to remove our shoes, but gave up at the third - they were just too numerous.
The fires from have left their mark and the trail is a bit difficult to follow in places.
Some of the signage is on the ground and partially burned so our GPS with the tracks was helpful. There is a lot of treefall, but nothing treacherous. Trekking poles were invaluable, as were quick-drying shoes and an extra pair of dry socks for sleeping. We normally don't like trails with a lot of river crossings, but we can't wait until we have an opportunity to do the entire trail.
Conasauga River Trail
We ran the shuttle with a front-wheel drive sedan, in case anyone is wondering about road conditions. This trail was really beautiful and fun with all the water crossings.
We will for sure do this one again. It was a bit hard to find the trail in a few places, so stay vigilant. Also, one of the campsites had a pretty wicked yellow jackets nest that stung my girlfriend, my dog and me. All in all it was a lot of fun and incredibly beautiful to hike in early Autumn. Trail was hard to determine, many river crossings, long.
On Saturday while hiking out river level had dropped about 18". I would hike this during the week, a lot less people! Did not see one person until Saturday. At every river crossing there is a campsite or close by. Trekking poles are very helpful when the river level is high, take your time crossing you can not take back a miss placed step.
Absolutely beautiful! Many river crossing and a wet journey but I happened to catch the trail on a 70 degree day in January.
Unfortunately a large portion of the surrounding woods have been burned from the forest fires making the trail markers even harder to find. Hiked this trail with a couple a friends a while ago! One, if not the best, of the most beautiful trails in the Dawson Wildlife area. Keep in mind you will want waterproof hiking boots, as there about 32 river crossings along the trail, some of which you will probably want to remove your boots entirely when its too deep. Its pretty challenging, even for experianced hikers. Probably best to overnight this one. Id take the conasauga early in the morning and hike my way to Panther creek, where there a ton of nice camping spots.
Then either hike the trail back or take the hickory creek trail to the service road. Its awesome honestly.
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Clean, quiet, beautiful. River crossing difficulty is largely dependent on rain, just be aware of that aspect of the hike. The crossings can be much more difficult for some dogs, so a harness with a handhold may help. Did a quick hike in to the conasauga to let the kids play. Solely went in to the first primitive campground and back out.
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Easily done in a day. Where convertible hiking pants as there is a bit of poison ivey along the trail in the summer. The drive up the mountain to the trail is unbelievable!! It is the best view I've seen in Georgia so far. The trail itself is beautiful! The features and obstacles are something to not just surpass, but truly appreciate!
I've done the jacks river trail too, and I appreciate the way the trail follows the river closely. We went after there had been a fair amount of rain, and the water was moving really good in some areas. Trekking poles are a must, especially over the slippery rocks. The camp sites are sparse, but they are all nice locations. The trail is not marked very well at all, which I think makes it a little more fun, but since there are a few divergent trails, it's a good idea take your time and river crossings.
We had a map that was horrible. Overall a great time.
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Expect to get wet, and be ready to climb around 2k ft to get out. This is a great trail and is in a pretty remote area for north Georgia. This trail would be a cakewalk difficulty-wise if it weren't for the river crossings, but I personally think that those just add to the fun. There are only a handful of things I would say to look out for on this trail.
I would be hesitant to attempt the northern portions of the trail after heavy rains. I don't think there is much risk of getting lost. You will just be delayed for a minute or two as you try to find where the trail picks up again on the other side. Actually my profile picture is from this trip. I took my first backpacking trip here and had a great time!
Sleeping next to the water is wonderful! This trail is the best trail I have hiked to date. You don't even feel like you are in the US There is absolutely no trash on the trail as the hikers make sure to carry all trash.
Huge rocks, the clearest water I've ever seen with a challenging trail that will not disappoint. Took chestnut lead trail in 2. Show More Show Less. Distance: Getting There. Reviews Photos Recordings Sort By. Schelby Stuckey. Ross Gaudet. Alex Simmons.
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