Tray Mountain Trail

Total Miles


1169.96 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

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 a little off the trail to pitch camp. Most camps are not maintained and can be used for dispersed camping. There are a dozen or so spurs off the main trail that offer more challenge to the more adventurous. Some of these spurs are more suitable for dirt-bikes, ATVs, or SxSs. The trailhead is very close to the popular mountain town of Helen in Georgia. The end of the trail has a large clearing for parking and is often used by hikers of the famous Appalachian trail which is nearby. There are two state parks nearby with ample outdoor opportunities such as hiking, fishing and canoeing.


Although most parts of the trail are easy, there are a few lengths that are tricky with rocks and deep ruts. The trail runs along a steep valley which can be dangerous. It is too deep to recover vehicles or even people without professional help.

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