Rising from the deep Cohutta Wilderness, Grassy Mountain has some amazing hiking trails that take you through remote wilderness to see some of north Georgia’s most dynamic peaks. Lake Conasauga, Songbird Trails, Grassy Mountain, East Cowpen, Rough Ridge, Jack's River and Sugar Cove, East Cowpen to Hickory Creek and Panther Creek, East Cowpen to Jack's River and Rough Ridge Loop. But once we figured that out and started walking it was great. Novice hikers and family groups will enjoy this relatively easy trail. The trail to the tower is made up of old logging roads and connecting trails. Fantastic views towards the end. Grassy Mountain Tower Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crandall, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Would definitely do it again. It was an moderate walk, not that long and once you get to the lookout it’s amazing. At 3,688 feet elevation, the mountain rises a full 2,800 feet above its base in the Great Valley, which separates Grassy and the Blue Ridge from the Ridge and Valley to west. This trail is maintained thanks to the hard work of countless volunteers and donations from supporters of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Awesome trail. You can follow it by going either left or right. The hike reaches the summit at 2.6 miles. Only downside is you can’t access the top of the lookout tower. Leashed dogs are allowed on this trail. All photos are copyright Eric Champlin or Summit19 Studio LLC. Great diversity. There is a radar tower on the back side that I can only assume is used in the guidance of the numerous F … The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from April until October. Both distances will summit Grassy Mountain (ele 3600 ft), experience pristine singletrack, and circumnavigate Lake Conasauga, Georgia’s highest alpine lake. Tower is easy to climb and view is amazing! The trail climbs elevation, beginning a nearly unrelenting ascent to the mountain’s summit and climbing through leafy brush and vibrant green fern. $2 per car (day use), $10 per night (campsites). The route veers right at the beaver dam intersection, following the Tower Trail westbound on a joined segment of the Songbird Trail. Grassy Mountain Tower Trail Georgia Trails This trail follows old logging roads from the dam that forms Lake Conasauga to the top of Grassy Mountain in the Cohutta wilderness. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions. Check out more of our favorite. Trail was flooded at the lake so we walked around. Before you go, check the official Cohutta Wilderness site at fd.us.gov for road closures and updates. This trail begins at the dam on Lake Conasauga and Makes a gradual ascent to the old fire tower atop Grassy Mountain. There always a beautiful view at the base across a small creek and a great view from the first landing of the tower at the top. We walked up the trail to the top where the tower is and back down the forestry road. Great hike that was really fun. Please always practice good trail etiquette. Bring bug spray! The adventure starts at the Lake Conasauga picnic and day use parking area (view maps, parking info and driving directions, dropping elevation from the trailhead northbound to the shores of the lake. Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, P.O. The top of the tower is chained off... you can only climb half way up the steps... decent view... would be a lot nicer if you could get to the top.... the road getting here takes like an hour.... bumpy forest road.... Nice little trail, but took the forest road back down from the tower because we ran into some hunters on the trail coming back. At 4,232 feet above sea level, with a grassy meadow at its summit, the mountain features a nearly 360 view that includes Mt. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Grassy Mountain Tower Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crandall, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Head west from Grassy’s summit, and there is no higher ground until the High Plains. The views from the historic metal tower are simply incredible, the perfect place to soak in some classic Blue Ridge beauty. Thank you to all the previous reviewers who told us to park at the boat ramp! Yes it worth the drive. Did you have trouble accessing the trail, or notice some recent trail updates or storm damage? Elevation Change: 900 feet Cautions: Cumulative ascent 1300 feet south to north. There is a slight problem with the AllTrails Google Map directions to this destination. Reaching the campground at .5 mile, the hike hangs a left on a gravel road, trekking through the campground and continuing to skirt the lakeshore. Both distances will summit Grassy Mountain (ele 3600 ft), experience pristine singletrack, and circumnavigate Lake Conasauga, Georgia's highest alpine lake. Note that when driving to the destination there are eleven miles of gravel road (22 round trip) which is easily passable with a two wheel drive sedan but which should be taken with care. It is uphill to the tower and you can walk up the stairs to the first landing for a good view. In addition to the solitude the trail offers a lake, an optional beaver pond and 360 views from the old Fire Tower. ft. house located at 194 GRASSY MOUNTAIN TRL, LITTLE SWITZERLAND, NC 28749. Family & pet friendly. Camped 3 days at the lake. Let's work together to keep these fantastic trails maintained and open for use! The trail is never really steep but once past the second left to the Song Bird trail it climbs pretty consistently to the top. The good news is it’s all downhill going back out;) It is a beautiful trail. Making a final ascent to the mountain’s summit, the hike turns right on the gravel road, trekking southwest through abundant wildflowers and breeze-blown grasses. The hike reaches the Grassy Mountain trailhead near the end of the dam, hanging a right on the Tower Trail. btw it's a 1hr drive on a mountain country non paved road from the main road, watch out city folks lol. I was not aware that you are able to drive all the way to the top where the lookout was of it wasn’t chained off. At its highest point, the mountain has an elevation of 3,694 feet (1,126 m). Turn left(northeast) on Forest Service Road 68 and go 10 miles. Because this area is so remote, challenging, and the trails are sometimes sporadically blazed or not marked at all, always tell someone where you’re going and pack an official paper map and wayfinding essentials, such as a GPS and compass (and know how to use them if you’re lost). In warm-weather months, the only view is from the tower’s rickety stairs – but the mountaintop is a great spot for a mid-hike snack and a perfect place to soak up the summit’s abundant sunshine and steady breezes. From the parking there is a short trail down to the lake trail. Just west of this trailhead, follow a just-under-two-mile lollipop loop on the Lake Conasauga Songbird Trail. Finally, the path will reach the top ridge of Grassy Mountain before opening up onto a gravel fire road. Trailful Outdoor Co. and the Atlanta Trails logo are registered trademarks of Summit19 Studio LLC.Privacy Policy | Terms of Use No photo, illustration, data, or text on this website may be reproduced, published, or distributed without prior written permission and license. The fire tower stairs remain open for outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. Nice hike, we went around the beaver pond and went up the forest road, then down the tower trail. 3 beds, 3 baths, 1080 sq. it was so pleasant and was able to hike three days before it closed for Winter. LOCATION:Cohutta Wilderness near Ellijay, Georgia, PACK:our Osprey day pack and our hiking gear list, OFFICIAL MAP: Nat Geo 777 Trails Illustrated Map (find it at Trailful Outdoor Co.). 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from April until October. Pack hiking gear essentials (check out our hiking gear list for our favorite, trail-tested gear), including safety and wayfinding gear, since the wilderness is vast and remote. You can use the Google Maps directions but instead of turning into the camp ground follow the directions to the boat ramp. The trail dives through a forest of hemlock and rhododendron, crossing a series of small wooden bridges and boardwalks on the lake’s shore. Turn right at the only traffic light and follow the road, which becomes forest road 18, for 10.4 miles. fire tower deck is padlocked. It is generally wide enough for passing on coming cars and while steep, not particularly dangerous. Cast out into the Cohutta wilderness and take a hike up Grassy Mountain for panoramic views and a … After reading the previous review, we went straight to the boat dock and parked. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Hike (or trail run) to tumbling waterfalls, epic vistas and through beautiful forest:. Bearwallow Mountain offers exceptional scenery in reward for a short hike! The hike veers right at 1.25 miles. Turn right, park in the Lake Conasauga picnic or boating parking lots and walk to the trailhead on the dam. Apr 27, 2018 - Catch some sublime scenery on our favorite hikes in northwest Georgia and southeast Tennessee! The hike ascends through a forest of fern, mountain laurel, and hemlock, rolling elevation over a small, shady knob. This was a GREAT hike with GREAT views. Feb 17, 2018 - Hike the best, most scenic stretches of the Appalachian Trail in NC, scaling to view-packed grassy mountain summits, historic fire lookout towers and dipping to lush river valleys. At 1.75 miles you gain the ridgeline at a junction with the Tower Trail. From the point where you pick it up it is shorter going to the left. On the way back we took the optional Song Bird Loop which took us past the beaver pond. To inspire others to get fit outdoors and explore the South’s incredible scenic beauty. Look for an established dirt parking lot and a sign board marking the area. There are a few pot holes and a bit of washboard in places but all in all the road right now is in pretty good condition. Our favorite fall foliage hikes in North Georgia, Our favorite spots to hang an ENO hammock, Amicalola Falls State Park: our favorite hikes, Arabia Mountain & Panola Mountain: our favorite hikes, Waterfalls in Georgia: our favorite hikes, Appalachian Trail: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap, NC, Cumberland Island camping, hiking, and backpacking guide, Lake Conasauga: Grassy Mountain Tower Trail, Slaughter Mountain and Lake Winfield Scott Loop, Hemlock Falls Trail at Moccasin Creek State Park, view maps, parking info and driving directions. (The actual trailhead for the Grassy Mountain Tower Trail is on the opposite shore of the lake.). Gorgeous week!!!! The Cohutta Wilderness is simply stunning: it’s rugged, remote, broad and beautiful. The trailhead begins off Old CCC Road. It’s a short but scenic adventure, catching wide views of a boggy beaver pond and following several boardwalks through a rolling forest filled with rhododendron and shallow creeks. Grassy Mountain Tower Trail The majority of the 37,000 acre Cohutta Wilderness sits within the remit of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Allow yourself at least an hour, one way for travel as this road twists and turns for 11 miles before getting to the trail head. Pungent, onion-scented galax – a low-lying, evergreen ground cover that’s native to the north Georgia mountains – line the trail. Very dissapointed in this trail. It is the second tallest peak in Murray County, if using a 100 feet (30 m) prominence rule, behind nearby Bald Mountain. Loved the hike, and up for exploring some more sublime views from nearby towers? Grassy Mountain is a summit in Murray County, Georgia. It was ok but wouldn’t necessarily go again. Long drive on gravel roads. Really fun! Hiked Thursday, 10/26/17: This has been my favorite hike from AllTrails. Not sure if this is allowed but didn't want to get shot. Although you can’t go up to the tippy top of the tower itself, the views off the Grassy Mountain tower are spectacular! Turn left, staying on Forest Service Road 68 and travel 5.5 miles. A careful climb to the first platform reveals a spectacular panorama, stretching nearly 360 degrees to the nearby Fort Mountain and over the rolling, tree-covered, mountainous landscape of the Cohutta Wilderness. Mitchell and Mt. Been going to the lake my whole life and always wanted to hike this trail.... did it today!!! This trail … At 1 mile, the hike reaches a small beaver dam at the end of a grassy marsh, meeting the Songbird Trail. Turn left on Forest Service 68 and go 5.7 miles to the T-intersection. the Tower was locked so no view. © 2009 - 2020 Trailful Outdoor Co. // Made in the mountains of Hiawassee, Georgia. BLACK MOUNTAIN SECTION Grassy Cove Segment Distance: 3.6-mile one way.Trail is described south to north. And it’s immense, spanning nearly 36,000 acres, the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi. Grassy Mountain Tower Trail is clear of any major obstacles and includes many plaques about the wildlife along the way. Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out. Perched on the summit of Grassy Mountain, nestled deep in the Cohutta Wilderness, is a weathered, gray, steel fire lookout tower that rises from a tree-lined mountaintop, offering exceptional, long-range views of nearby Fort Mountain. Grassy Mountian provides all of that and more when climbing from the Emery Creek Trail. It is well marked. At the high point of the ridge the Grassy Mountain Tower allows for excellent views of both the Cohutta (Georgia) and Big Frog (Tennessee) Wilderness areas. © 2009 - 2020 Trailful Outdoor Co. // Made in the mountains of Hiawassee, Georgia. The climb intensifies, grabbing elevation on a rocky, rooty trail bed, before the trail reaches a gravel road at 2.2 miles. Road to Fire Tower is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clayton, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The hike parallels a boulder-filled creek, switching back as it rolls over several small knobs. Grassy Mountain Tower Trail The trail begins at the dam on Lake Conasauga and makes a gradual ascend to the old fire tower atop Grassy Mountain. While you can't access the top of the fire tower, you can still climb above the tree line for some of the best views in the area. Would recommend this additional excursion. See more ideas about He’s also the co-founder of Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails, digital magazines that highlight the South’s best outdoor adventures. Always pack emergency essentials. 34.857924, -84.650595     //     N34 51.476 W84 39.037. Contact us here, and thanks for helping us keep this site updated! See more ideas about Box 1776, 285 Peachtree Center Avenue NE , Atlanta, GA, 30301, Phone: 404-656-3590. Note that there are no restroom facilities at the boat ramp parking but there is a nice restroom in the campground. The tower was locked at the top so we couldn’t get in, but there are nice views from the ladder. Trecking up mostly on a gravel road was very difficult for me and the view was lacking due to trees and haze due to pollen and Controlled fires happening in the area. Difficulty: Moderate to difficult south to north.Easy north to south. Directions from Chatsworth: Take US 411 north from Chatsworth and go 3 miles to Eton. Options to expand the hike with a ~3/4 mi loop on the Songbird Trail. The upper deck is locked but you can go up to the small landing below the top. The trail brings hikers along the Grassy Mountain ridges, through deep forest, and along more open scenic pathways. Eric Champlin is a creative director and photographer who loves to explore southeast. We’ve loved hiking this route with our trail-loving Labrador Retrievers! From the parking lot to the tower, I clocked 4.6 miles round trip. All rights reserved. Only saw one other couple on the trail, a relatively easy incline up to the tower. (What is Wilderness, and why is it important? Takes you through some pretty diverse areas. Ride up people say very rigid...SUV..no problem! interesting hike throughout until the end where you’re walking on a forestry road for a bit. Novice hikers and … Harman Trail (Tr #525). The Grassy Mountain fire tower rises several stories from the summit, stretching over the treeline. The upside is that the gravel road is probably one reason for the solitude. View sales history, tax history, home value estimates, and overhead views. Beautiful day on Grassy Mtn! Or check out our full guide to the Cohutta Wilderness for even more ways to adventure in this wildly remote stretch of North Georgia. Gorgeous trail and views and waterfalls, wild life. It is the second tallest peak in Murray County, if using a 100 feet (30 m) prominence rule, behind nearby Bald Mountain. When it’s time to hit the trail again, the hike descends from the mountain, following the outbound hike in reverse to the Lake Conasauga Trail. Pretty hike up to the tower not very good views from the the top though have to climb up fire tower to really see the surrounding mountains trail is not marked well but not much blocking path park at boat ramp and hike around lake canasauga to the dam where the trail starts branches off of songbird trail. Great moderate hike up to the tower. Just before the summit you will connect with the old Fire Warden's road. Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. There is no parking there for day hikers. This map shows our approximate route while exploring this trail, but does not replace an official trail map. Hike the Grassy Mountain Tower Trail from the shores of Lake Conasauga, the highest-elevation lake in Georgia. The Tower Trail is your return route; keep left on the road for now. Saw squirrels and deer. The hike to the summit begins at the Grassy Mountain Tower trailhead and delves into the forest to a beaver dam, meeting up with the Songbird Trail. The route veers left at just under .6 mile, leaving the campground and crossing the lake’s earthen dam. Round Mountain GEORGIA LOOKOUTS GRASSY MOUNTAIN Murray County Chattahoochee National Forest A 50-foot high steel K-brace tower with a CL-100 series all … This loop meanders along Holly and Emery Creeks, then spirals around and up to the fire-tower summit of Grassy for a 4,000-foot adventure. And have fun out there; at just over five miles, this is one amazing hike. With the advent of effective wildfire suppression during the twentieth century, the open, grassy woodlands slowly transformed into forest and dense woodlands with a continuous canopy. Fire tower was locked, but great view of the area from as high as you can go on the stairs. Lots of fire ants around the fire tower. Lake Conasauga Campground near the Summit of Grassy Mountain (DJI Phantom 3 Standard) - Duration: 2:45. Please refer to the official trail map for the most current and accurate route. The Grassy Mountain Tower Trail within the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is a true trail gem that deserves to be explored. This hike explores a glassy mountaintop lake near the Cohutta’s western border, climbing from lakeside vistas to the Grassy Mountain fire lookout tower, and exploring some beautiful forest and marsh along the way. When taken together with portions of the wilderness that extend into Tennessee, this is the largest wilderness area in the country east of the Mississippi River. His mission? Views across the lake are broad and beautiful. great view of the top. Highly recommend!! The fire tower stairs remain open for outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. AllTrails Retta Singleton The Cohutta Wilderness spans over 37,000 acres, extending all the way into Tennessee, however, there are nearly 90 miles of trails within the section of the wilderness inside Georgia. It’s one of the best views in all of Georgia. Please support them by making a donation or joining a volunteer day. Glassy Mt. Historical Weather Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. Pisgah. The trail climbs through a scenic forest and visits a beaver dam on a grassy marsh before summiting Grassy Mountain, the site of a historic fire … TRAIL 50—LOGAN TURNPIKE TRAIL 19 TRAIL 51—GRASSY MOUNTAIN TOWER TRAIL 20 TRAIL 52—LAKE CONASAUGA TRAIL 20 TRAIL 53—MILMA CREEK ATV TRAIL 20 … He's the co-owner of Trailful Outdoor Co, a locally-owned hiking outfitter shop in Hiawassee in the Georgia mountains near the Appalachian Trail. APN 0787-01-18-0443. There were ALOT of bugs, like thousands. Trail is nice and marked. From the fire road, the Tower and views is a short uphill walk to the Grassy Mountain summit. Check out our favorite hikes to historic fire lookout towers near Asheville, NC for some more summit-scaling adventures. Grassy Mountain Tower Trail Near Chatsworth. It’s been raining a lot so it was pretty soggy going. At its highest point, the mountain has an elevation of 3,694 feet (1,126 m). Hike to gorgeous views of Fort Mountain and the Cohutta Wilderness from the historic Grassy Mountain fire tower, climbing from the shores of Lake Conasauga, a small, glassy mountaintop lake. Reaching the lake, this hike turns right, following the lake counterclockwise, skirting the lake’s shore. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is COPPERH which is approximately 18 miles away and has an elevation of 1,450 feet (1,709 feet lower than Grassy Mountain Tower Trail). This hike climbs to this tower-topped summit, a scenic trek from the shores of Lake Conasauga that passes a marshy beaver dam and crosses through a scenic swath of forest. My dog Aska and I saw no one at all, neither on the trail nor at the trailhead. Awesome little hike. The total distance for the hike with the optional Song Bird Loop was 5.1 miles. It's been a long time since we've done a hike without seeing anyone. The footing is a little rocky in some places but is generally pretty good. And it’s always best to avoid trails along the rivers and creeks in the weeks following a heavy rain. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Lake Conasauga: Grassy Mountain Tower Trail - Atlanta Trails Description Although you can't go up to the tippy top of the tower itself, the views off the Grassy Mountain tower are spectacular! Google maps will take you to the trailhead located in the camp ground. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. (Which closes for the season at the end of October by the way.) The Western portion of this mountain is less sparse and has a lot more junipers to deal with. trail is pretty much all uphill. Solitude is the word of the day. Grassy Mountain Tower Hike around Lake Conasauga, Georgia's highest elevation lake, before trekking up to Grassy Mountain and catching views from the fire tower at the summit. Grassy Mountain is a summit in Murray County, Georgia. The trail reaches the swimming beach and picnic area at just over 5 miles, turning right on the lake spur trail to return to the parking area, and completing the adventure. Read more in our guide to Wilderness areas in the South.). Twisted, gnarly branches of rhododendron frame the sides of the trail, and evergreen needles from the scattered, sporadic hemlock overhead litter the forest floor. Turn right onto Harman Trail and follow it through scattered meadows and mountain laurel to an intersection with Rocky Ridge Trail (Tr #524) on the western edge of the Dolly ... Harman Trail (Tr #525). If you go, be prepared for an extended drive on wilderness gravel roads. Excellent view at the tower!! Had to start from the boat dock, but not an issue because the walk around Lake Conasauga is a nice, flat warmup. We'd love to know! Honeymoon Island State Park The trail begins at the dam on Lake Conasauga and makes a gradual ascend to the old fire tower atop Grassy Mountain. To the north, follow the ultra-scenic Jacks River Trail from Dally Gap, splashing through a number of creek crossings to visit tumbling waterfalls. VISITATION: Public access facilities include a 6.6 mile hiking trail system with kiosk and signage. The boat ramp parking is easy to find. Was worth the hour in and out on bumpy gravel roads. The Grassy Mountain Tower Trail is a round trip hike that takes you to some of the most underrated views in the entire state of Georgia. make sure to park where the closed gate for the 1st camping ground for the lake is. VISIT OUR SHOP ABOUT US OUR STORY CONTACT US. The hike reaches the lake at 4.5 miles and turns right on the Lake Trail, meandering along the lake’s shore. 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