|Trail Length: 3.0 miles||Type of trail: In and out|
|County: Murray County, GA||Our rating: Moderate|
|Features: swimming, scenic, picnicking, fishing, camping||Your rating:|
|Usage: Light||Added on: July 04, 1997|
|Last hiked: November 04, 2006||Updated on: February 01, 2009|
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Hiking trails in Murray County, GA
Starting at tiny (17 acres) Lake Conasauga in the Cohhutta wilderness, this trail almost immediately joins its companion hike, the Songbird Trail, and almost immediately bears slightly to the right. Past a beaver dam on the left the trail continues on an uphill path to the top of Grassy Mountain. The trail, which is well worn by the campers, features abundant wildlife and a good spring flower show in late May.
Conasauga is a Cherokee word which according to some sources means "grassy," although the grassier areas are on the section shared with the Songbird Trail. Leaving this trail the path climbs through a hardwood forest. For a short time it runs next to a Forest Service Road, returning to the woods. At the top of Grassy Mountain is a fire tower. Normally, the gate to the stairs is left open, permitting access to the first floor.
The spectacular view from the fire tower
This land was originally part of the Cherokee National Forest. When the U.S. government formed the Georgia National Forest they combined purchases made throughout the North Georgia Mountains with portions of the Cherokee. Renamed in 1937 to Chattahoochee National Forest the area is the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi.
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