Forest Service Road 28-1

4/5 (12 reviews)
Dahlonega, Georgia (Lumpkin County)
Last Updated: 11/04/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4/5 (12 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice trail and easy ride that connects to may other FS roads. One highlight is The Army Ranger training camp, Camp Merrill. Sometimes I can get in the gate and visit the tiny PX with my Veteran's ID depending on who is manning the gate and whether or not there is a training session going on at the time.
Status: Open
Visited: 04/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I was only on this trail for about a third of the distance, from the southern trail head to the start of Winding Stair Gap. Nice easy prelude to the only slightly harder WSG. No problems encountered at all. This could be done in a family car in 2WD easy.
Dave G.
Official Crew
16450
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/04/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail in good shape whole way. Some muddy spots, but no issue if dry conditions. The 28-1 sign at the entrance is gone, so you'll have to just look for the parking signs as pictured below.
Trail Review: Forest Service Road 28-1 - Dave G.
Trail Review: Forest Service Road 28-1 - Dave G.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/06/2021

This was an easy trail that can be done by most vehicles. A few muddy spots and some tight turns that were washed out but it was very rare to be that challenging. There are also several dispersed camping sites along the way.
Trail Review: Forest Service Road 28-1 - jason st amand
Trail Review: Forest Service Road 28-1 - jason st amand
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/27/2021

This trail was perfect for our very first Jeep adventure! Creek crossings were beautiful and creek access just past the campground was very nice. Thanks to Dave G. for pointing us to that gem of a waterfall. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a waterfall to myself!!
Trail Review: Forest Service Road 28-1 - Elaine Jackson-Brannen
Trail Review: Forest Service Road 28-1 - Elaine Jackson-Brannen
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