Beginner Offroad Trails Near Cleveland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Creek - FSR 27

This gravel road runs beside the Hiwassee River for the first 2.25 miles, which is absolutely stunning. At mile 1.25 there is a place to park for a hike to what some people call Lookout…
Total Miles
4.8
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

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

Bullet Creek Ellis Creek 44

This is an easy trail that can be driven by any vehicle. There are a few places on the road to see some great views. Very peaceful drive through the woods. There are several places…
Total Miles
7.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

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

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

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

Starr Mountain Road 297

This is a relatively easy gravel road to navigate. There are a few rocky areas and some ruts that may require some vehicle clearance. The road is two-way traffic so watch as you go around…
Total Miles
6.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Starr Mountain Road 220

This is a well-maintained gravel forest service road. You do not need anything special to drive this road. We saw several deer on this road. There is a bridge close to the end of the…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
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

Pot Pt Road

There is a pond with a large parking area near the beginning of this trail. The trail is easy to navigate in the dry but would become more of a challenge in the rain. We…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Tower Road

This is a very level and maintained road that any vehicle should be able to travel. This is the main road through Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area that you will use to access all of…
Total Miles
11.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

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

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

Dry Branch Road

The trail is mostly a narrow single track but traffic is two-way so be mindful of that. This trail, as with all the trails in Prentice Cooper, is a very nice drive in the woods.…
Total Miles
2.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Ellis Pt/Bluff View Road

These two trails start at the end of Tower Road. The trail is mostly a narrow single track but traffic is two-way so be mindful of that. This trail, as with all the trails in…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Old Furnace Road - FSR 76

This road begins right across from Tellico Beach, which is a great place to eat if you're in the Tellico area. The road starts with an easy climb with great views of the surrounding mountains…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi

FR126 Waucheesi Bald

The trail to Waucheesi Bald is a gravel trail. The trail has been recently re-graveled. It is a two-way road so make sure you watch for oncoming traffic. The road will take you along Bald…
Total Miles
16.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Coalmont OHV Main Road

Located in the Heart of Grundy County, come see what Coalmont OHV is about! This trail connects the camping and parking area to the beautiful overlook and the beginning of Trail 1. The overlook on…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Trail 1 FR 420-1

This road starts at the end of River Road in Tellico at State Line Campground. The first mile of the road is single-track asphalt. When it changes over to gravel you will have some areas…
Total Miles
8.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

Coalmont Trail 15

Trail 15 leaves the parking and camping area and loops back to the overlook road. Along the way, trails 16 and 17 intersect and branch off. The trail has a few mud holes but nothing…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

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

Coalmont OHV Trail 2 Green

Trail 2 Green goes from Trail 3 to Trail 2 Blue and Trail 11. The trail is easy to travel and has smooth dirt most of the way with very few rocks. There is a…
Total Miles
0.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi