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  • Cohutta Wilderness Closures Lifted

    Following extensive work by volunteers and trail crews from the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards & Southeast Conservation Corps, ALL trails in the Cohutta Wilderness are reopen to hiking. Rice Camp trail is open to hikers, but remains closed to horses. This trail currently too narrow for horse use. The entire length of FSR 51 (East Cowpen) is now reopen. SEE MAP.

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    August 3 - Cohutta Wilderness Closures Partially Lifted - Trails on north end of Wilderness to remain closed for extended period

    July 25 - Heavy Winds and Flash Floods Closes Cohutta Wilderness and Nearby Campground