Chattahoochee National Forest

Day Trips
Located in Blue Ridge

The Chattahoochee National Forest covers over 750,000 acres in North Georgia. In the midst of those 750 thousand acres exists 2,200 miles of rivers and streams, over 450 miles of hiking and recreation trails, and 1,600 miles of "roads" at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail, Georgia's highest point - Brasstown Bald. 

Within the seemingly endless trails and trees, the Chattahoochee National Forest is home to numerous animals. Hawks, ducks, eagles, hummingbirds, owls, blackbirds, geese, cardinals and sparrows can all be found flying and nesting here. One can also encounter coyotes, squirrels, beavers, river otters, American black bears, shrews, bats, bobcats, deer, mice, foxes, and weasels. Many species of amphibians and fish are found in the many bodies of water in the forest.  

The Chattahoochee National Forest sprawls throughout 18 different counties in North Georgia. The majority is federally owned with no development on these lands as it is all protected to preserve its natural state. The other portion is privately owned, with residents co-existing with the natural forest. 

Throughout these private and federal lands, there are ten wildernesses, two of which hold the mountains we are nestled between in the Blue Ridge region - the Cohutta Wilderness and the Rich Mountain Wilderness. The Cohutta is the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Big Frog Mountain, Fort Mountain, and Grassy Mountain can all be found here. 

Cabin Rentals of Georgia proudly offers several luxury log cabins within the Chattahoochee National Forest that offer spectacular sweeping and long-range views of the Cohutta Mountain range. Cohutta Sunset is a popular romantic luxury cabin to rent....