Located along the eastern shoreline of Lake Chatuge just north of the town of Hiawassee is Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area. This area is maintained by the National Forest offering designated areas for 103-camping sites, picnic areas, a swimming beach with showers, fishing deck, a boat launch ramp, a hiking and a very popular biking trail.
The Jackrabbit Mountain Trail is a loop within a loop, hiking trail. The outer loop trail is 2-miles long; the inner loop trail is 1.2-miles long.
The popular Jackrabbit Mountain Biking Trail is roughly 13-miles of various loops challenging riders of various strengths and skills. The biking trails are located on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Chatuge.
Also popular within the Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area are paved roadways for those bikers that prefer a more gentle bike ride along a more level and smoother terrain.
Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area is open
May 1st – September 30th