Northern trail head from Chatsworth Georgia
From Chatsworth take US 411 north 13.2 miles to Cisco community and intersection with Old Highway 2 (also known as FS 16). At .7 mile pass County Road 169 on the right. The pavement ends at 1 mile. Take the right fork at the Y intersection at 1.6 miles. (County Road 210 bears left.) At 3.2 miles, FS 17 comes in from the right, FS 16 goes left. Follow FS 16 just across the Tennessee state line to the northwestern trail head of the Jacks River Trail. (Note that FS 51 branches to the right just after crossing the river. Stay left on FS 16.) From the Jacks River trail head, take FS 221 in Tennessee (FS 16 in Georgia) 1 mile to FS 62. Turn right and continue 4.5 miles to a parking lot at trail head.
An easy to moderately difficult, heavily used, access trail to Jacks River and Jacks River Falls.
Approximate hike length: 4 miles.
For more information:
Some roads are closed depending on weather conditions, so it is recommended that one call the Cohutta Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service at (706) 695-6737 in advance of a trip to check road conditions.