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Old 10-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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National Forest Trails Checklist

[Obviously, this thread applies once the government gets its shit together.]

So, yesterday I was trying to research all of the National Forest Georgia Trails just to keep a running list of places to go on my phone. While a lot of them say ATV or motorbike only, some of them are unclear. And even ones that say off-highway 4x4 vehicles are allowed, other sites dedicated to MX and bike riding say the same trails are off limits to 4x4 vehicles - which is not good for us Jeepers.
So, I want to make a checklist, so to speak, of where we can go in the National Forest areas of our great state of Georgia.

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest - OHV Riding & Camping:OHV Trail Riding
This site lists all the OHV trails, whether they are restricted to bikes and ATVs or not.

The ones I'm unclear about are:
Rocky Flats (This one appears to allow Jeeps, anyone been there to confirm?)
Tatum Lead (This one also appears to allow Jeeps and 4x4 vehicles, anyone been here?)
Windy Gap, Milma Creek and Tibbs (This one looks to be motorbike only, so sad)
Whissenhunt (This one says suitable for bikes, but doesn't say if 4x4/Jeeps are restricted. Can anyone confirm?)


National Forest trails available to Jeeps:
Rocky Flats
Tatum Lead
Beasley Knob

Is that it?!

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Old 10-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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good talk.

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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Rodin,
I have rode my ATV's on these trails. Tatum & Rocky are short runs. Nothing challenging.
Tatum has good views.
Rocky Flats - just like a dirt road that dead ends. Its been a couple years since I've on it.
Beasley is a good challenge for Jeeps. Several videos on the web for Beasley.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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thanks, man. i'll probably go scope them out if i get bored one day next month.
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Hello rodin.. just arrived in Cartersville Ga. and will be here for few months while the wife works in the area and am looking for easy to moderate trails in this area.. I read your thread but don't know the area yet .. Are any of those trails near Cartersville? My jeep is stock with stock tires right now. Thanks in advance
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hey. Rocky and Tatum are near Chatsworth which is about 45 miles. Beasley is near Blairsville which is about 90 miles. You would be fine with a stock Jeep at the first two, I'm not sure about Beasley, but I'd bet you'd be just fine as well. I've not been to any of them yet, but you could search youtube or google for mentions of challenges.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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Try Pine Log WMA. It's between cartersville and canton off Hwy 20 and stamp creek. The gates are only open during hunting season but it a good place to just ride and has a lot of places to explore
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Try going up behind Amicalola Falls. You have nimblewill gap which it's FS 28 and this connects to a lot of other roads in the area. You can go all the way thru to Suches GA

Google Maps has all of the roads
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thx jody ... at my first chance thanks for info
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This is really a good topic I just got my first jeep and I want to hit some trails but I have no idea where to go
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Was going to hit up Rocky Flats and Tatum Lead this weekend to get my feet muddy. Though I did do a search for Beasley on YouTube and kinda want to hit that up also. Would a stock '13 Moab be ok at Beasley or a lift/more knobby tires be needed first? In the video's it looks doable w/ the exception of maybe sliding some w/o better traction on the tires.
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Was going to hit up Rocky Flats and Tatum Lead this weekend to get my feet muddy. Though I did do a search for Beasley on YouTube and kinda want to hit that up also. Would a stock '13 Moab be ok at Beasley or a lift/more knobby tires be needed first? In the video's it looks doable w/ the exception of maybe sliding some w/o better traction on the tires.
First off, don't go alone. If you go to Beasley they have numerous trails and some are more difficult than others. Check out gatrailriders and they have a map that has a brief description on the difficulty of the individual trails at Beasley.
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Try going up behind Amicalola Falls. You have nimblewill gap which it's FS 28 and this connects to a lot of other roads in the area. You can go all the way thru to Suches GA

Google Maps has all of the roads
I have been on this one several times, all over..... It's fun, relaxing and has places to pull over and get out to enjoy the woods.... I take the back way up and come out at the falls most of the time. This one is fine to go alone and rarely will you see anyone. I am in Gainesville and looking to meet up with others for nice easy to moderate rides. Have a 2014 and already some scratches on the jeep and windows.
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First off, don't go alone. If you go to Beasley they have numerous trails and some are more difficult than others. Check out gatrailriders and they have a map that has a brief description on the difficulty of the individual trails at Beasley.
Yeah, don't really know anyone yet so would be solo. Will hit up the other trails first. Thank you.

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