Approximate hike length: 6.2 miles.
Closest town: Epworth, GA
Southern trail head from Blue Ridge Georgia
From the intersection of US 76 and GA 5 just north of Blue Ridge, travel north 7 miles on GA 5 to Old Highway 2 and turn left. At 6.9 miles are Fightingtown Creek and McKinney Crossing. At 9 miles the pavement ends. At 10.5 miles, after a long climb up the mountain, look for the sign "Cohutta Wildlife Management Area, Watson Gap." At Watson Gap turn right on FS 22 and travel 3.6 miles to Dally Gap and Jacks River trail head.
Part of the Benton Mckaye Trail, Hemp Top Trail is a hiking horse trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. 8.2 miles from Dally Gap to Licklog Trail in Tennessee at the top of Big Frog Mountain. A moderately difficult to strenuous, white-blazed, lesser-used trail that continues into the Big Frog Wilderness in Tennessee is .a steep climb for about a mile to the top of Big Frog Mountain mountain. Since this is not a well maintain trail fallen trees blocking the way is not usual.
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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.