Past Meetup

Cohutta Wilderness - Hickory Creek trail maintenance & hike

Canceled

Hickory Creek Trailhead

Mill Creek Road · Crandall, GA

How to find us

We will be meeting at the Hickory Creek trailhead at the end of FS 630.

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Details

What better way to kick off the New Year than to get out into a beautiful wilderness for trail maintenance with some of your favorite folks! Join the CDTV on the lower Hickory Creek Trail as we work on water bars and dips on this popular trail. Winter is a great time to get out into the wilderness, as the views open up from many areas along the trails where they are normally covered by green foliage. The plan is to work this trail down as far as we can. Plan on a 5-7 mile hike. We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Hickory Creek trailhead. Carpooling and caravan opportunities are available (email Robert at [masked]).

What to Bring?
Most important is a good attitude and a willingness to learn! Bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, lunch, 2 liters of water, personal meds, appropriate layers of clothing, a hard hat if you have one, and a daypack to carry it in. Long pants are recommended. Tools and safety gear will be provided. If you plan to stay for food and fellowship after the work is complete, please bring a dish to share and place settings for yourself and your party members.

Directions:

From Atlanta:
-Take I-75 N to Exit #293 (Hwy 411, Chatsworth/White)
-Go north on Hwy 411 through Chatsworth
-From the Hardee's in Chatsworth continue on Hwy 411 north about 5.9 miles
-Just past where the 4-lane turns into a 2-lane, turn right on Grassy St
-Cross the railroad tracks and turn right at the T-intersection
-Go about 200 feet and turn left onto Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 (sign for Lake Conasauga)
-Go about 9 miles on Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 to the intersection with FS 17
-Go straight across the intersection, following the Hickory Creek Trail sign
-Continue 0.2 miles to the end of the road, which is the trailhead

From Chattanooga:
-Take I-75 S to Exit 341 (GA 201, Tunnel Hill/Varnell)
-Turn left onto GA 201 N and go 4.7 miles to the intersection with GA 2 (just past the Dollar General)
-Go 12.2 miles until the intersection with GA 225 (at a stop sign)
-Go straight across GA 225 onto Halls Chapel Rd
-Go 4.1 miles on Halls Chapel Rd until the T-intersection with Hwy 411
-Turn right and go south 2.2 miles on Hwy 411, then turn left on Grassy St
-Cross the railroad tracks and turn right at the T-intersection
-Go about 200 feet and turn left onto Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 (sign for Lake Conasauga)
-Go about 9 miles on Mill Creek Rd/FS 630 to the intersection with FS 17
-Go straight across the intersection, following the Hickory Creek Trail sign
-Continue 0.2 miles to the end of the road, which is the trailhead