Cherokee National Forest

Cherokee National Forest

Chestnut Mountain Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Length, One-way: 5.7 Miles (9.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 104

The Chesnut Mountain Trail #104 is a 5.7 mile trail. This horse trail begins at the Lost Corral parking lot off Maggie Mill Road (FDR #27) and ends at Iron Gap on Starr Mountain. The portion of the trail near Iron Gap is moderate to difficult due to the steep terrain. The remainder of this trail is easy to moderate to travel and passes through the Gee Creek Wilderness. This trail winds its way over Chestnut Mountain.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .


Directions from Etowah: Travel south on Hwy. 411 and turn left at the Gee Creek Campground entrance sign (FDR #27.) Take the first left (past Gee Creek Maintenance Barn.) Cross the railroad tracks and park in the parking area. Follow 4-WD Road #2004 to junction of Chestnut Mountain Trail #104 trailhead.