This demanding 12.5-mile loop may take more than a day to complete, but it's relatively easy to navigate and well marked with yellow blazes and signs. As the trail climbs, hikers pass streams, Duncan Ridge, and Coosa Bald at more than 4,000 feet.

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Expert Review of Coosa Backcountry Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Coosa Backcountry Trail

Away Travel Expert: Johnny Molloy
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Start this long and strenuous trek early in the day to complete the full 12.7 miles.
  • The Blood Mountain Wilderness and Coosa Bald are highlights of this loop that starts at Vogel State Park.
  • Many campsites can be found along the trail for those who wish to make this an overnight endeavor.

From Dahlonega, drive 25 miles north on US 19/129.
Helen, Georgia
Parking: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: Visitor Center provides free permit

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 706-745-2628
Price Information: Visitor Center provides free permit
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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