This is a great wildlife habitat. Take time to look for wildlife that frequently visit this area. Please do not disturb the wildlife or their homes.
Steepness: Much of the grail has grades of 8% or steeper. Length: Trails are usually more than 8 miles, but short, steep trails may be included. Surface: Trail is most likely rocky, with uneven footing. May include many stream crossings.
Spring to Fall
The Chilhowee Recreation area offers camping, fishing, picnicking and swimming. There are also many hiking and biking trails that are located nearby. Contact the Ocoee/Hiwassee Ranger District for more information.
Site Information: Trail Number 141. The Arbutus trail is blazed in Orange.
Site Amenities: Parking available. This trail starts at Chilhowee Recreation Area. Picnic tables and bathrooms are available.
Safety: Watch out for poison ivy and snakes.
Requirements: Hiking and Bicycling only. Do not pick the wildflowers, leave them for others to enjoy.
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