Beginner Offroad Trails Near Commerce

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

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

South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 3

Segment three is the "upstate" section of the SCAR, and is bookended by the towns of Westminster and Gaffney. This section transits the Blue Ridge Mountains and consists of some fabulous gravel roads with a…
Total Miles
202.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

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

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

South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 2

Segment two of the South Carolina Adventure Route wanders between the towns of Edgefield and Westminster, traversing one of the three sections of Sumter National Forest along the way. The trail through this region is…
Total Miles
151.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp / Wi

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

Woodall Shoals - Road 757

This trail leads to Woodall Shoals is the second to last rafting takeout along the Chattooga River. This maintained gravel road leads to the trailhead that leads to a perfect location to cool off in…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
1 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

Trans America Trail / SCAR Connector

If you want to connect the Trans America Trail with the South Carolina Adventure Route this is your path. It's located North of Walhalla, and connects the SCAR to both the TAT and the Smokey…
Total Miles
76.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Tri State - SCAR Alternate

This is simply a scenic alternative to the main loop of the South Carolina Adventure Route. It loops around the confluence of SC, NC, and GA extending your ride of the SCAR with some additional…
Total Miles
26.8
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

Jumping Off - SCAR Alternate

West of Table Rock you will find this scenic out-and-back diversion. It's a nice addition to add some more challenging riding or driving to the main South Carolina Adventure Route loop. Along its path, you…
Total Miles
10.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

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

Sassafras - SCAR Alternate

This scenic out and back trail is located West of Table Rock and largely paved. It will lead you to South Carolina's highest point of elevation and is a great addition to the main South…
Total Miles
8.3
Tech Rating
1 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

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

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

Parsons Mountain Traverse

This route navigates through the Sumter National Forest between McCormick and Greenwood SC. Service roads throughout this route are generally well maintained however has the potential to have large ruts and muddy conditions during the…
Total Miles
32
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

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

Cowee Bald

This trail features elevation changes, switchbacks, some rocky terrain, a few washboard areas, and blind curves with potential oncoming vehicles. The path is one vehicle wide with places to pass. Not a high degree of…
Total Miles
6.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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