Hickory Creek and Conasauga River Trails share the same tread- way from the sharp left turn to where the fords start again at Little Rough Creek. The combined trail makes a flattened half loop away from, then back to, the river. The formerly farmed field now sup-ports an impressive stand of second-growth trees—hemlock, sweet-gum, white pine, and tall, straight yellow poplar. Christmas fern (also known as evergreen) is common beside the old wagon track. Before curling back to the river, the route passes beside an old, grassed-in beaver pond, still holding open water near the dam.
The cohutta Wilderness is a really interesting place to camp in North Georgia. My wife and I took a backpacking trip there this past weekend. If you want to see my review of our hiking experience in the area check out my other review here.
This particular campsite however was a really great spot for group trips. There are many large campgrounds and it is right on a large river so there is plenty of water to purify and drink. There are also many trails leading in and out from this spot so it gives you flexibility on how you hike in and out. The one downside is that the site can be particularly buggy certain times of year since it is right on the water. I would highly suggest checking out this area when the leaves are changing in the fall.