Hawk Mountain (via Three Forks)

Location: North Georgia
Trip Starts: Three Forks
Trip Ends: Hightower Gap
Total Distance: 4 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Day or Overnight Hike
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
770 297-3000


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).

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