Beginner Offroad Trails Near Alpharetta

Pine Log Mountain Wildlife Management Area Forest Service Road

This collection of roads through The Pine Log Wildlife Management Area gives access to some beautiful creeks brimming with fish, deer, wild hog and turkey. The dirt road starts out very easy, but as you…
Total Miles
6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Winding Stair Mountain Trail

This route through the Chattahoochee National Forest takes you deep into the rolling Appalachian Mountains up the Winding Stair Mountain Trail. The iconic Winding Stair portion of the trail takes you up the mountainside overlooking…
Total Miles
19.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Georgia Traverse

Anyone who's heard a country song can probably picture Georgia. It's a land of green hillsides, charming southern towns dotted with white picket fences, and sunny fields tied together by red dirt roads. It's tough…
Total Miles
372
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

631- Tatum Lead

Tatum Lead Road begins in the Northern end of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The access road is given right of way through private property. It starts out on Georgia's scenic byway on Highway 52. There…
Total Miles
7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Bush Head Gap Road

Relatively easy trail with no serious obstacles, but the route is very overgrown and only one vehicle wide. If you drive a full-size vehicle, prepare for scratches on the vehicle. If you look at a…
Total Miles
4.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

3 - Peeples Lake

Peeple's Lake begins in the heart of the city of Chatsworth. It is a dirt trail from beginning to the end, starting inside of a small residential area, and ending in the parking area of…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Old CCC Camp Road

This route has many wonderful views and is accessible by most vehicles. Connecting to the Georgia Traverse, it provides many options to continue your travels through the mountains and camping along the way. Depending on…
Total Miles
9.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Charlie Elliott

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is a Georgia DNR. facility to promote wildlife education. The run classes for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters and fisherman. It adjoins the Clybel WMA and the Marben PFA, which provide several opportunities…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
2 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

Tray Mountain Trail

This trail is very popular among 4x4 enthusiasts. it is a straightforward drive, although it gets more difficult and tricky as you get to the higher elevations. There are many locations along the trail and…
Total Miles
7.5
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

Cohutta Wilderness

Cohutta Wilderness is a recreation area in the Chattahoochie-Occonee national forest. This trail is part gravel and part dirt. It has many challenging spurs to the main route. The main path is maintained by forest…
Total Miles
7.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Brown Bottom Road

Brown Bottom Road is located in the center of a section of the Chattahoochee National Forest outside of Cornelia, GA. This road is wide, covered in large gravel and wide enough for two vehicles to…
Total Miles
3.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Guard Camp Road

Guard Camp Road is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Cornelia, GA. Nearby, you can visit Tallulah Gorge, view the waterfalls, explore downtown Clayton and fish in the numerous waterways. While camping is available…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Big Frog - FS 62

This trail is less maintained than the other trails in the area. There are some places with deep ruts and one place that is off-camber that we marked with 18 degrees of roll. I would…
Total Miles
11
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Pope Loop

Pope Loop is an easy meandering drive through southern pine forests with harvested areas creating ideal hunting locations. This loop is topped off with a designated dispersed hunt camp called Gladesville. Pope Loop is a…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Ladd Springs Road (221)

This short road is an easy drive that is primarily dirt with some paved areas. The road is passable by most vehicles with minimal obstacles to encounter. The end of the road connects with the…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Ocmulgee Camp Loop

Ocmulgee Camp Loop is a great short trail of well-maintained gravel road with large size gravel chunks. It is complete with a nice dispersed camping area at the Ocmulgee multi use trailhead of hiking, equestrian…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Oconee Starr

Oconee Starr is a fun and easy drive showcasing vibrant red dirt roads, southern pine forests, hardwood forests, and natural streams. This trail is split between Oconee National Forest and Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge spanning…
Total Miles
7.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Peavine Sheeds - CR 221

This is a nice easy to navigate trail in the Big Frog Mountain Wilderness which is part of the Cherokee National Forest. The trail is fairly well-maintained so it should be accessible to almost any…
Total Miles
6.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Falls Branch Road - FS 374

This forest service road is gravel and easy to navigate, there are a few rough places along the trail but nothing difficult. It is located in the Big Frog mountain wilderness which is part of…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Scenic Juliette

Scenic Juliette stands true to its name, passing through highland forests of southern pines before slowly descending down to hardwood forest with revealing views of the Ocmulgee River. This fun drive is best started from…
Total Miles
6.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Little Gassaway - Trail NF45

This is a reasonably well-maintained road that starts at Ocoee Number Three Dam. It is one of the main access trails for the Big Frog Wilderness Area Trails. You will gain almost 1000 feet of…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Smith Mountain

About 100 yards into the trail there is a decent hill climb with some decent size rocks. High clearance is nice to have. However, stock rigs with the right tire placement will be just fine.…
Total Miles
7.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi

Skull Shoal Pass

This route passes through Oconee National Forest. It is well maintained and passable with most vehicles any time of the year. Muddy conditions can be encountered from time to time however, it should not limit…
Total Miles
10.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Barron Russell Road

Barron Russell Road is a scenic drive through Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge on a well-maintained gravel road with plenty of open areas near the road to view wildlife. The road is in good shape with…
Total Miles
6.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

McFarland Rd

The route is a Forest Service road in the Cherokee National Forrest. The road is wide enough for two vehicles. It is mostly gravel and dirt with a few washouts. Be sure to watch out…
Total Miles
20.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

Redlands WMA

This is an outdoor area for anglers and hunters. South of the town of Watkinsville, GA, it is easily accessible and rarely crowded. You will need a GA fishing or hunting license to be in…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Natural Rock Crossing

This is a short trail off of Oconee Starr that is worth exploring. This trail features a beautiful water crossing, which stands true to the name of the trail. It is a mostly gravel road,…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp / Wi

Chilhowee Ridge (Oswald-77)

This trail is a service road across Chilhowee mountain that is approximately 10 miles and will take about an hour to travel without stops. The road is well maintained with some rocky surfaces with potential…
Total Miles
9.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Little Rock Wildlife Drive

Scenic path for wildlife spotting directly off of the main road. This trail is mostly maintained gravel with some small inclines, which may be difficult after recent rain. This trail features some amazing hiking trails…
Total Miles
4.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Buck Bald

Gravel road to a beautiful bald that overlooks the mountains of North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Part of the Cherokee National Forests. To the north, you will see the Nantahala and Yellow Creek mountains of…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi