Beginner Offroad Trails Near Locust Grove

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USFSR# 549

USFSR #549 is an east to west trail that begins on the eastern side of the Talladega National Forest at USFSR #555, and ends at the western side at USFSR #500; just North of Coleman…
Total Miles
3.7
Tech Rating
1 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

USFSR #548A

USFSR #548A Is a seasonally open unimproved road that begins at the northern half of USFSR #548 and ends back at USFSR #553. It is only open during hunting season. The trail does show signs…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

USFSR #548 (South)

USFSR #548 is one of the longer trails in the Chocolocco Wildlife Management area. It is part of the Talladega Nagio AL Forest; Shoal Creek District. It has been broken up into two parts due…
Total Miles
7.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

USFSR #537A

USFSR #537A is a seasonal trail usually only open during hunting season or during times of controlled burns. It is accessible from Cleburne County RD 66 by private land right-of-way, but very seldom is that…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

USFSR #500

USFSR #500 is considered the "primary" road that runs from the southern end; starting at Skyline Drive/AL HWY 281/US HWY 78 and ends at the Northern part in the city of Piedmont in Calhoun County.…
Total Miles
19.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

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

USFSR #531

USFSR #531 is a dirt and gravel mixed trail that starts at USFSR #500 and ends at USFSR #548 of the southern half. It intersects USFSR #500 again in the middle of the trail. It…
Total Miles
7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

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

537 - Flag Mountain

Trail 537 - Flag Mountain is a rolling hills descent into the Talladega National Forest that shows just how well Alabama's National Forest is managed within the management area that is the Shoals Creek District.…
Total Miles
1.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

USFSR #500 pt 2

This northern portion is NOT in the Choccolocco wildlife management area, but still is in the Talladega National Forest. USFSR #500 is considered the "primary" road that runs from the southern end; starting at Skyline…
Total Miles
2.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

USFSR #500M Sweetwater Lake

USFSR #500M is a trail that is much like a rollercoaster. It has many steep, short down grades to an immediate steep, short uphill; usually with mud holes in between. The trail is very hard…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

533 - Vaughn Road

533 - Vaughn Road is a lesser-known road that leads into the Shoal Creek District of the Talladega National Forest and leads to Forest Service RD (FSR) 500, which is the primary road in and…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

USFSR #500K

USFSR #500K is the last trail that spurs off the primary road going in and out of the Shoal Creek Ranger District portion of the Talladega National Forest. This Northernmost trail is outside the Choccolocco…
Total Miles
4.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi

535 - Campbell

Trail 535 - Campbell is a seasonally open trail (10/01-04/01) mostly known to local hunters and hikers for the gentle rolling hills and open clear cuts that allow wildlife to come out into more open…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Wi / Sp