Trail Description
The Etowah Trail was developed in 1976 as a Bicentennial Project for Cherokee County by Boy Scout Troop 241 of Canton.  

It has continuously been expanded since that time to now include almost 10 miles of pedestrian nature trails within the corridor of the Etowah River Valley.

​​​From the Boling Park Trailhead, it is 2.1 miles to the New Hightower Church Trailhead.  Most of this follows an old roadbed, the Historic Trace, used by early settlers of Cherokee County.  Highlights along the Trace Trail include the wooden bridge over Puckett Creek, scenic views along the Etowah River, large rock outcroppings, the remains of stone bridge abutments, and native vegetation and wildlife.

Several trail spurs may be taken.  Please review and feel free to print the provided map.  Be sure to note current conditions as some logging and forestry management operations occur.​