|Trail Length: 11.0 miles||Type of trail: Point to Point|
|County: Gilmer County, GA, Fannin County, GA||Our rating: D|
|Features: stream||Your rating:|
|Usage:||Added on: August 31, 1997|
|Last hiked: August 29, 1997||Updated on: June 12, 2013|
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Hiking trails in Gilmer County, GA
Hiking trails in Fannin County, GA
Beginning near the calm waters and flat land at the bottom of a ridge in the Cohutta Wilderness, Mountaintown Creek trail follows the creek upstream as it meanders north. The path crosses this creek and Crenshaw Branch on a number of occasions. Most are easy even in the spring when the creek can be higher than normal.
Mountaintown was a Cherokee Indian village along the banks of a pristine creek. It was one of the larger Upper Towns villages.
The first two miles of the trail are essentially flat.
When the creek splits at the start of the third mile, the trail takes on an entirely different personality. Now it begins the ascent to Rich Knob. The trail rises constantly with only occasional level portions. At times, especially near the top, the trail is steep. The creeks that the trail parallels turn into cascades and falls near the top of the mountain.