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Arkaquah Trail

  Hiked this trail with a friend on Labour Day weekend 2007 and it was one of the toughest trails that we have done. Parking at Brasstown and hiking down was pretty easy and we stopped to eat at Track Rock. Going back up to Brasstown was pretty brutal even though we are both in good shape. There are few turns or forks, which is good because the trail is NOT marked in many places. We heard reports of a copperhead and yellow jackets on the trail, but only saw red
    tailed hawks, bugs and worms. There is no water on this trail, but its very shady, at least in the summer. The views are nice and you are advised to take your time climbing using short steady steps. Over 11 miles of hiking total and
it took a good 6 hours including rest stops, eating time, pictures, etc.
Says Dave

A long drive separates Cornelia from Arkaquah Trail, but when you hike it you're always having a good time. You can't spend all your time indoors you need to get out once in a while and Arkaquah Trail in Union County, Georgia is a really good place to spend some time. Hiking in Georgia is such a great thing to do.
Hiking trails like this one are plentyful in the
Blue Ridge Mountains where wonderful nature is waiting for you. Green Branch is a wonderful place to visit; a perfect place like Chattahoochee National Forest is too delightful to leave out. Be careful coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains, you might not ever wanna go back home again.



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These outdoors activities are available near Arkaquah Trail.
 Trails Near Arkaquah Trail:
Coosa Backcountry Trail, Union County , 7 miles away
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White County , 9 miles away
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin County , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Arkaquah Trail:
Trackrock Campground & Cabins, Blairsville , 2 miles away
Long Ridge Campground, Hiawassee , 6 miles away
Lake Chatuge Campground, Hiawassee , 6 miles away
Low Gap Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Sautee Nacoochee , 6 miles away
Enota Resort and Campground, Hiawassee , 6 miles away
 Whitewater Near Arkaquah Trail:
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County , 7 miles away, Class II-IV - 7 miles long (USFS Road 44 to Robertson)
Dodd Creek, White County , 8 miles away, Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Ravencliff Trail to GA 348)
Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, Towns County , 9 miles away, Class III-IV+(V+) - 4 miles long (High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17)
Helton Creek, Union County , 9 miles away, Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
Hiawassee River, Clay/Cherokee County , 9 miles away, Class I-II - 18.3 miles long (Hayesville to US Route 64)
 Public Lands Near Arkaquah Trail:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 53 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 61 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 7 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Arkaquah Trail:
The Ridges Resort And Marina, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Young Harris , 6 miles away
The Ridges Resort And Club Fieldstone Rs And Conf CT, Hiawassee , 6 miles away
Paradise Hills Resort And Spa, Blairsville , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HIAWASSEE, Hiawassee , 7 miles away
Lake Chatuge Lodge, Hiawassee , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Arkaquah Trail
Chatuge Lake, Clay County , 9 miles away
Bowen Lake, Union County , 13 miles away
Lake Qualatchee, White County , 13 miles away
Nottely Lake, Union County , 18 miles away

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