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Pinhoti 3

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

8.5 mile 13.6 kilometer out and back
89% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,361' 415 m
Descent: -1,362' -415 m
High: 2,407' 734 m
Low: 1,696' 517 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Susan Brock

An uphill out and a downhill back with some nice views and multiple switchbacks.

Susan Brock

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A beautiful trail with a spectacular view at the top! Perfect for viewing fall colors, snow-covered mountains, and sunrises/sunsets.

Need to Know

This trail is a multi-use trail and shared with mountain bikers. The North GA Mountain Biking Association maintains this trail regularly.

Description

Pinhoti 3 is a mostly uphill out and back from Conasauga Road, near Mulberry Gap, to Hwy 52 (Chatsworth Highway). The trail is exclusively singletrack and has 1,500 feet of climbing. Follow the road to the left about 0.1 miles to access the USFS Cohutta Overlook. Sure, you could drive to this view, but it's so much sweeter to see after working for it!

From Cohutta Overlook, you have an excellent spot for sunrise/sunset viewing. Or come in the fall or winter to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Return the same way, mostly downhill, for a total of 8 miles of running. Mulberry Gap offers shuttles for those who want to skip the climb and enjoy the downhill.

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Photos

Sunrise at Cohutta Overlook
Oct 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Trailhead parking along the road
Oct 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Sunlight through trees
Oct 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Final blooms of Georgia Aster
Oct 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Sunrise at Cohutta Overlook
Oct 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Spring Flowers along the Trail
Jan 15, 2020 near Chatsworth, GA

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