Sugar Cove trail
A moderately difficult to strenuous, white-blazed, interior trail to Jacks River. Trail descends through a hardwood cove.
Approximate hike length:
Southern trail head from Ellijay Georgia
From the Ellijay Square, travel west on GA
52 for 9.5 miles to FS 18. There is a sign for Lake Conasauga Recreation
Area; turn right. After 1.3 miles the pavement ends. At the fork,
bear left over a one-lane bridge. At 3.5 miles turn sharply to the
right onto FS 68. At 4.5 miles is a good picnic area, and at 5.7 miles
is Holly Creek Checking Station. At 6 miles is a three-way junction
with FS 64. At the FS 68/FS 64 three-way intersection, At the three-way
junction, take FS 64 right for 4.4 miles to the East Cowpen parking
lot. Rough Ridge Trail begins .4 mile on East Cowpen Trail starting
at its southern end. Walk 2.1 miles on Rough Ridge Trail to sign at
start of Sugar Cove Trail.
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.