|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||3683 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Helen|
|Official Road Name:||698|
|Management Agency:||Chattahoochee National Forest|
|District:||Chattooga River District|
Just north of Helen, Georgia lies Corbin Creek Road. Twisting and turning all the way to the top of Tray Mountain, this popular trail is the northernmost and smoothest way to Tray Gap, a small parking area and the intersection with the famous Appalachian Trail. In addition to some great camping spots, there are stunning views to the northwest overlooking the Chinquapin Ridge - especially in the winter months when there are no leaves on the trees blocking the view. So whether you're out day hiking the Appalachian Trail, looking for some secluded camping, or just out for a beautiful mountain drive, give Corbin Creek Road a look.
Dirt and/or rocky road. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 8" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 9" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 12" inches. Good tire placement likely. Can be steep but with good traction.Read more about our rating system
The southern trailhead is a three-way intersection with Corbin Creek Road to the north, Tray Mountain Road to the west, and Chimney Mountain Road to the southeast. There is also an intersection with the Appalachian Trail, a small parking area and a very small clearing commonly used for camping.
On the left is a small camping area.
Stay right at the fork with Forest Service Road 305 to the left. There is also a large clearing for camping here.
Continue straight at the intersection with Forest Service Road 698A on the right.
The northern trailhead is an intersection with Highway 75.
Starting Point: Helen, Georgia
Dispersed camping is available along this trail such as Waypoints 2 and 3. Dispersed camping is also available along the connecting trail Tray Mountain Road. While there are no improved campgrounds in the area, Unicoi State Park is only 10 miles away and offers powered campsites that are suitable for tent, trailer and RV campers along with cabins for rent and rooms at the lodge.