Past Meetup

Cohutta Wilderness - Horseshoe Bend trail maintenance

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Cohutta Wilderness

· Cisco

How to find us

We will be meeting at the trailhead on FS 51 at milepost 2.8, which is a large grassy area on the left just past the 2nd ford. Don't go to the rice camp trailhead at the end of road.

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Details

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.