It is an Easy two-mile hike that follows the route of a 19th-century mining railroad bed. A new section crosses the road and follows the river back up to the furnace. This section also has a nice overlook above Cooper’s Furnace.
While hiking this trail, you’ll see a hardwood forest with a rich variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and wildlife.
Beavers and muskrats live in the pond at the end of the trail. Yes, you are allowed to sing, “Muskrat Love,” as long as you allow other hikers to join in. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cooper’s Branch #2 is open from May 1st through Labor Day. It is located on the north side of the dam at Lake Allatoona at the end of GA Spur 20.