Activities: Fishing, camping, hiking
Fees:There is a charge for camping.
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.
A moderately difficult to strenuous,
orange-blazed trail, which climbs Bald Mountain (over 4,000 feet elevation)
and then descends steeply to Bray Field—the junction for the Conasauga
River and Hickory Creek trails and nearby Panther Creek Trail.
Approximate hike length:3.2 miles
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, turn left toward
Lake Conasauga. Pass Chestnut Lead trailhead. Trailhead is 3.5 miles