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Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 20 2018  9:45 am >> Thu, Sep 20 2018 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 12 2018 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 19 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Moderate to Strenuous 8.8 miles.  We will be going a bit longer because we will add a side trail to the overlook.  

Fort Mountain is named for a mysterious 855 foot long wall constructed along the western slope of the highest point of the mountain. The structure has been attributed to various historical figures, but today most authorities believe the wall was constructed by Woodlands-era Indians between 500 BC and 500AD as fortification against other more hostile Indians or ancient ceremonies.

The Gahuti Trail travels around the edge of the park, passing just below the summits of Cohutta and Fort mountains. Ever changing, the trail is both beautiful and challenging in all seasons.  

We will take a side trail from the Gahuti to the overlook for our lunch break.

Let's meet at the Visitor Center at 9:45AM.

Parking fee is $5.00 unless you have a current GA State Park Pass.

181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705


Required Items to Bring:

water or energy drinks
trail snacks
lunch
good hiking shoes/boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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trekking poles
sunscreen
 


Notes:

Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? No.

Parking fee $5.00



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Cost Includes:

Let's meet at the Visitor Center at 9:45AM.

Parking fee is $5.00 unless you have a current GA State Park Pass.

181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.