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Cohutta Wilderness - Horseshoe Bend trail maintenance
Join our growing volunteer trail force as we tackle maintenance needs on the Horseshoe Bend trail. An effect of the historic 2016 Rough Ridge wildfire has been a profusion of ground vegetation and numerous fallen trees. We will rehab the trail by trimming back trail-side vegetation and removing woody debris and fallen trees (blowdowns). Our moderate hike will total 6-7 round-trip miles. What to Bring? work gloves, sturdy footwear, lunch, 1-2 liters of water, and a daypack to carry it in. Long pants are recommended. Directions: - From Chatsworth, GA (intersection of Hwy 76 & Hwy 411), travel north on Hwy 411 for 11.8 miles to Cisco, GA. -Turn right onto Old Hwy 2, at the Cisco Baptist Church, and go 7.8 miles. -Turn right onto East Cowpen Rd, FS 51. If you drive past the Cottonwood Patch campground sign, you've gone too far. -Travel on FS 51 for 2.8 miles to the trailhead (a large grassy opening) on the left just past the 2nd ford. Note: the East Cowpen Rd makes 2 creek fords which are suitable for cars. Car pooling and caravan opportunities are available.

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If your interested in wilderness hiking, adventure, and giving back through volunteering, we are the group for you. Since 1990, Cohutta Wilderness Trail Volunteers have answered the call as the sole maintainers of the nearly 100 miles of trails within the Cohutta Wilderness, the largest Forest Service wilderness in the southeast. In partnership with the Chattahoochee National Forest, we plan a monthly trail maintenance event somewhere in the Cohutta's. No experience is necessary. Besides the satisfaction that comes from giving back, you will learn little-known secrets of the Cohutta Wilderness from Forest Service rangers and seasoned volunteers. Join us for just one volunteer event and we think you'll get hooked on the adventure, camaraderie, and fun.

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