Forest Service Road 28-1

Dahlonega, Georgia (Lumpkin County)

Last Updated: 11/04/2021
4 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 6.89 miles
Highest Elevation: 1602 feet
Duration: About 48 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Dahlonega
Nearest Town w/ Services: Dahlonega
Official Road Name: 28-1
Management Agency: Chattahoochee National Forest
District: Blue Ridge District


Highlight: Forest Service Road 28-1
Forest Service Road 28-1 is one of the main roads of a popular off-road driving loop in the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area and is also the southern main entrance of the Blue Ridge District of the Chattahoochee National Forest. This road connects with numerous other Forest Service roads and non-motorized hiking/biking/equestrian trails. There are many interesting sights along this trail, such as the Wahsega 4-H Center and US Army Camp Merrill.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Southern Trailhead (0 mi)
This trail starts as a northward turn off Nimblewill Church Road. It is clearly marked with a road sign and a large Bull Mountain Parking Lot sign.

Directions to Trailhead

From Dahlonega, Georgia - go west on State Road 52 for approximately eight miles. Turn right onto Nimblewill Church Road and proceed straight for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 28-1.



Trail Reviews (12)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: More of a question about the app than the trail but is there some way to mark the trail as having been traveled so that you can keep track of what you have and haven't been on?
–Bob Chadwick (05/22/2022)
–Dave G. (05/22/2022)
Q: How long would it take to a loop with this trail all the way through to Winding Stair Gap Road?
–Jeff Bowman (01/17/2019)
–Dave G. (01/19/2019)

Writer Information

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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