Cohutta Death March
ElevationAscent: 7,609' 2,319 m
Descent: -7,616' -2,321 m
High: 3,624' 1,105 m
Low: 973' 296 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
Current trail conditions
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“A massive gravel loop the circumnavigates the Cohutta Wilderness with extra, extra climbing.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
Most of the interior of the loop is the Cohutta (GA) and Big Frog (TN) Wildernesses. You'll feel like you've got the place to yourself as most of these isolated forest roads see very little traffic, although they are all open to automobiles generally year round. Half a dozen overlooks along the route offer great views in every direction.
Water is available at the start (Conasauga River), around the 30 mile mark (South Fork Jack's River), and from Tumbling Creek which you'll follow from mile 36-46. Of course, you'll need to treat it.
Extra kudos if you're doing the loop from the Tanasi or Bear Creek trail systems as either of these options adds 1000-2000 feet of climbing.
You'll want a GPS or a good map for this one as there are many forest roads that intersect with this big loop.
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