MORE INFORMATION: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests 1755 Cleveland Highway Gainesville, GA 30501 770 297-3000
HIGHLIGHTS: The Chattahoochee National Forest is one of two National Forests in the State of Georgia, and it takes its name from the Chattahoochee River whose headwaters begin in the North Georgia mountains. The River and the area were given the name by the English settlers who heard it from the Indians that once lived here.
This hike to Hawk Mountain starts at Three Forks, a nice flat area accessible by USFS 58 where Stover, Chester, and Long Creek converge. We followed the Appalachian Trail from Three Forks past Long Creek Falls (a scenic waterfall with a thirty foot drop) and on to Hawk Mountain (the site of an Appalachian Trail shelter).