Old Bucktown Road

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4.6/5 (32 reviews)
Ellijay, Georgia (Gilmer County)
Last Updated: 08/03/2020
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Just outside of Ellijay, Georgia, and immediately north of Amicalola Falls State Park lies Old Bucktown Road. Part of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains which extend 550 miles from Georgia all the way to Pennsylvania, Old Bucktown Road is a rocky mountain pass that cuts through from Ellijay to Nimblewill. One of the rougher Forest Service roads left in Georgia, this is a great trail for beginner offroad drivers or for someone looking to test out a new rig without being too rough or too remote. Additionally, any hikers or history buffs in your group will be delighted to see that this road also offers access to the famous Appalachian Trail, the 2100 mile hiking trail from Georgia to Maine.

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4.6/5 (32)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/26/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Started at the top of the ridge where the Appalachian Trail crosses so we could do the trail downhill. This may be the most fun trail in north Georgia. Not too technical but difficult enough to give my lifted ‘96 J90 LandCruiser a workout. My friend in his new off road equipped Bronco enjoyed it as well. The trail is in good shape and none the worse for the heavy rain we’ve had recently. We are going back to explore the trails to the east in a few weeks.
Trail Review: Old Bucktown Road - Philip Wakeling
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/01/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Rockier than I was expecting but still a lot of fun. Challenging, but not overly so. Fairly busy - passed a group of 18 Broncos that day. Beautiful views!
Trail Review: Old Bucktown Road - Kevin Lewis
Trail Review: Old Bucktown Road - Kevin Lewis
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Visited: 12/31/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I ran this route from the bottom to the top (NW to SE). The last time I took this road was in the opposite direction in a stock Gladiator. This time was in a stock Power Wagon and I had a great time, as expected. I did scrape something on a rock but can't figure out what it was as nothing appears scraped, the differentials were my guess but they're clean. This is a lot more rutted/washed out than it was 2 years ago when I went down the road. It was slick in a couple of places due to recent rains and I did need 4WD a couple of times.
Trail Review: Old Bucktown Road - Paul M
Trail Review: Old Bucktown Road - Paul M
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Some pretty deep ruts near Northern trailhead. Good trail
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Visited: 11/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nothing too sketchy but several areas that you have to be deliberate with your line choice. It was raining so a couple of spots were pretty slick. Only saw 2 other trucks.

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