Old Bucktown Road

Ellijay, Georgia (Gilmer County)

Last Updated: 08/03/2020
4.5 / 5 ( 15 reviews )
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Highlight: Old Bucktown Road
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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1. Northern Trailhead (0 mi)
The northern trailhead is at the boundary of the National Forest property where the roads turns from a gravel residential road to a rough mountain road. There is a small marker on the right hand side designating that non-street legal ATV's are not allowed on this trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Ellijay, Georgia

Head east on Highway 52. In 6.2 miles turn left onto Big Creek Road. In 1.8 miles turn right on Holt Bridge Road. In 0.3 miles continue straight at the fork onto Roy Road for 5.5 miles, then turn right on Parker Drive. In 0.7 miles turn right onto Tickanetley Rd. In 1.0 mile turn left on Old Bucktown Road. Continue for 2.5 miles to the boundary of the National Forest where this trail starts.



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Dave G.

Mapping Crew - Georgia

Dave is more of an explorer than a wheeler who loves to find remote locations to hike and kayak fish. Born and raised in Chicago for 21 years before moving to Atlanta, backroads and forests and mountains were a whole new experience and now he just can't get enough. When he's not fishing for stripers on Lake Lanier, you can find him in the mountains of North Georgia, Tennessee or South Carolina exploring and mapping backroads. Just look for the guy with the kayak on the top of the truck!
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