CURRAHEE MOUNTAIN

LOCATION: Northeastern Georgia
TRIP STARTS: Currahee Mountain Road
TRIP ENDS: Currahee Mountain Road
TOTAL DISTANCE: 5.60 Miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
TRAIL USED: Currahee Mountain Road
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate
TRIP TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
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Chattooga River District
9975 US-441
Lakemont, GA 30552
Phone: (706) 754-6221

HIGHLIGHTS: This approach to Currahee Mountain follows a gravel 4×4 road for ~2.8 miles to the summit which has multiple cell phone towers but outstanding views from the top. The road was used for WWII paratrooper training during the 1940’s before some of them were shipped off to Europe to participate in the D-Day landing.

There is a trailhead and parking for 5-7 vehicles at the start of the 4×4 road and a gate just after it. The gate is typically open – so don’t be surprised to see people driving to the summit, but because of the history of the paratroopers you will often find hikers and occasionally military personnel training on the road.

There is also a museum open to the general public at the base of the mountain that tells the story of the WWII paratrooper training in the area.

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