Tearbritches trail

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Tearbritches trail

Activities: Fishing, camping, hiking


Fees:There is a charge for camping.

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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.

Tearbritches trail

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 Ellijay

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 from intersection.