Grassy Mountain Tower Trail
Hike from Lake Conasauga to the Grassy Mountain Fire Tower
Located north of Chatsworth and Ellijay Georgia in the beautiful Cohutta Wilderness, you can see Fort Mountain in the distance. This trail is 2 miles, but 4 miles for the round trip. It is more remote than the nearby state parks like Fort Mountain since it's a designated wilderness area, so expect a long bumpy gravel road to get there. Parking for the trail is at the boat ramp, there is no parking for day hiking at the camp ground. It's a short walk from the boat ramp to the camp ground, where the trail head is and there is a bathroom at the camp ground.
The trail begins at the dam and leads to the top of Grassy Mountain, where there is a tower offering a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. You will gain altitude during most of the hike, but it's a moderate pace. The tower can be locked during parts of the year and it's recommended you call the forest service before you go if climbing the tower is a must for you.
This is a good trail if you are looking for something a little more moderate to strenuous with some solitude.
Length: 2.0 miles
Lake Conasauga Trail
Loop encircling Lake Conasauga
Trail with good birding opportunities
Climbs Bald Mountain, then leads to Bray Field
Mill Creek Falls Trail
Unmarked trail from campground to Mill Creek Falls
Chestnut Lead Trail
Shortest trail in the Cohutta Wilderness