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

July 7, 2018

CDTV on the East Cowpen

John Franetic scouted out this trail and warned us that the undergrowth was intense – he wasn’t kidding…..Volunteers John Franetic, Wanda Brown, Robert Edmondson, Conrad Easley, Jon Larimer, Charles McCullough, Gail Tefft, Larry Thomas, Emmy Garcia and Adam White hit the trail on an uncharacteristically cool July morning. John, Jon, Conrad, and Charles took off and hiked all the way to Buckeye Mountain to work back toward the trailhead. The remainder of the group started at the trailhead and worked in. The undergrowth was tall and mean in several places!! However, the group was able to clear that entire segment of the trail so that folks can get into the wilderness for the remainder of the summer. Excellent work!

CDTV Volunteers
Volunteers posing by a water bar on the way out.

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.”