Jacks River Trail
This moderate 16.9 mile trail will require at least one night under the stars, but it's worth the trip.
|This moderate 16.9 mile trail will require at least one night under the stars, but it?s worth the trip. Just slightly more that halfway through the trip are the incredible Jacks River Falls. The trailhead is at Dally Gap and it ends at the Alacusy Valley on the other side of the Cohutta Wilderness.
According to tradition, this trail is named for a Cherokee Indian who lived in the Cohutta Mountains. By far the most popular of the trails in the Cohutta Wilderness, Jacks River crosses the entire wilderness and intersects most of the other trails. The trail begins at Dally Gap and ends almost 17 miles later in the Alacusy Valley. Jacks River Falls at 9.2 miles is a highlight. Requires two cars.