Hog Pen Campsite

Location: Georgia
Trip Starts: Cool Springs Overlook
Trip Ends: Cool Springs Overlook
Total Distance: 3.00 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Trails Used: Gahuti Backpacking Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
More Information:

Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd,
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 422-1932

Highlights:

This short hike to the Hog Pen campsite follows the Gahuti Backpacking Trail for 1.5 miles on the East Loop. The trail is routed through a hardwood forest and hugs the hillside just below a mountain biking trail and the main park road. There isn’t a lot to see once you leave the trailhead at the Cool Springs overlook – unless you are hiking in the winter time. A backpacking permit is needed if you plan to stay at Hog Pen campsite, but is not needed if you plan to day hike in the park.


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