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

November 11, 2017

CDTV on the Rice Camp Trail

Authored by Wanda Brown & Edited by Robert Edmondson

CDTV volunteers had a very eventful time and completed the water-bar work on the Rice Camp Trail. Volunteers Charles McCullough, John Berry, Troy Brown, Wanda Brown, Larry Thomas, John Franetic, Jake Hannon, and John Desmond worked on a day with perfect weather and fabulous camaraderie. Charles counted 14 creek crossings on this trail, and the group worked harder trying to keep their feet wet than working on water bars, it seemed! A few crossings required some bushwhacking to find easy ways across. John Franetic managed to hold off on breaking the handle out of his pulaski until we only had one waterbar left, so he just loaded it into his pack and carried it out. A special shout-out goes to the dog that Jake brought along, who was fabulous! The Rice Camp Trail took two workdays to knock out all of the water bars….many thanks to all of the volunteers who participated in this effort, especially those who made it out both times.

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.”