About Us!

Conasauga District Trail Volunteers maintain over 300 miles of trails in the Conasauga Ranger District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests in NW Georgia. Partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and other organizations, we include hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and others who “give back” for all the enjoyment they get from the great outdoors.

Cohutta Wilderness Trail Volunteers

If your interested in wilderness hiking, adventure, and giving back through volunteering, we are the group for you. Since 1990, Cohutta Wilderness Trail Volunteers have answered the call as the sole m

New Volunteers Are Always Welcome

The opportunities to volunteer are boundless and no one is asked to do more than they are able. The Forest Service schedules a volunteer outing one Saturday each month and a camp-out working weekend once each quarter with other activities held dependent on volunteer availability. All you need to bring are work gloves, lunch, plenty of water, and a willingness to help. Join the fun and accomplish something great!

To sign up and obtain information regarding details of the specific workdays, any questions you may have about workdays, and/or CARPOOLING ASSISTANCE FOR ANY WORKDAY, contact Robert Edmondson (RAEhiker@gmail.com) or Larry Thomas (lrthomas68@gmail.com)

To obtain additional information about the Conasauga District and other volunteer opportunities, contact Karen Larsen or call 706-695-6736, Ext. 103 of the U.S. Forest Service in Chatsworth. You can also send a message via our Contact Us page.

Latest Workday Activity

September 1, 2018

CDTV – Blowdown Work on the Beech Bottom/Jacks River Trails

As many of you know, the north half of the wilderness was hit by a major storm and flood event this summer, forcing temporary closure of several trails in that part of the wilderness. CDTV moved it’s regularly scheduled workday from late September to September 1st so that we could work on clearing blow downs from portions of the Beech Bottom and Jacks River Trails. Larry Thomas, John Franetic, David Kuykendall, Matt Liptak, Darrell Norris, Jon Larimer, Jim Leatherwood, Eric Pierce, Wanda Brown, Charles McCullough, Conrad Easley, Adam White, Charles Smelter, David Tanner, and Jensen Tanner left the Beech Bottom trailhead and into the wilderness to clear those trails. While there is still much more work to be done, the group accomplished a lot, clearing the trails through the affected areas of Beech Bottom and on to the falls.

CDTV Volunteers
CDTV Volunteers
CDTV Volunteers
CDTV Volunteers

Volunteer Comments!

"I always wanted to give something back and this is a great way."

"I never knew any horse riders until I started volunteering. They're great."

"Trail maintenance is our way of giving back because my husband and I met each other while hiking.”

"It’s a lot more fun than working out in the yard.”