Historic High Country / Ellijay

Cohutta Wilderness Area

North Georgia Mountains
Ellijay, GA 30540

  • Beautiful Cohutta Wilderness

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The Cohutta Wilderness, among the largest in the Eastern U.S. with more than 35,000 acres, attracts hikers, campers and backpackers to its isolated beauty. More than 85 miles of trails traverse over mountain ridges, through wild rivers and by scenic waterfalls, making this a great destination for any type of hike, from a day to an extended trek. Be sure to carry a map, and be prepared for the wild and isolated environment.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Conasauga River Snorkel and Cohutta Wilderness Adventure

    Conasauga River Snorkel and Cohutta Wilderness Adventure

    06/05/2015 - 06/07/2015

    On the weekend of June 5, the Georgia Conservancy, with the help and guidance of the Cherokee National Forest U.S. Forest Service and the fine folks at theĀ Mulberry Gap Inn, will host its annual Conasauga River Snorkeling Trip and Cohutta Wilderness Adventure at the Mulberry Gap Inn. Guests may also register for just our Day Trip on Saturday, June 6.

    The headwaters of the Conasauga and Jack's rivers originate within the Cohutta Wil... read more