Grassy Gap Road

4.6/5 (36 reviews)
Dahlonega, Georgia (Lumpkin County)
Last Updated: 03/30/2023

Trail Information


One of the less frequently traveled Forest Service roads, Grassy Gap Road is another entrance to the popular Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Climbing 1200 feet up Gooch Mountain, there are stunning views overlooking the ridge, especially in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees. Connecting to Coopers Gap Road which offers access to the famous Appalachian Trail, Grassy Gap Road is a fun way into the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area for those looking for a rougher ride than the average Forest Service road.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (36)
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/30/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We have verified that this trail is indeed temporarily closed. This is an official closure even though the Forest Service website has it listed as open.
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/28/2023

As others have reported, this road is temporarily closed. We are looking for more information as to a possible re-open.
Temporary Closure
Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

I wish I had read reviews before going to this trail. Muddy ruts started out what looked to be an awesome ride but sadly 1/2 mile or so in there is a gate and sign saying closed for maintenance. Big bulldozer sitting there. The trail just beyond looked so great. What a bummer. Some people I spoke with said it may be closed for years yet.
Temporary Closure
Visited: 01/14/2023

The trail is temporarily closed for maintenance.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail has gotten worse over the years and is definitely moderate to moderate plus in wet and muddy conditions. The ruts are deep now and you need to pay attention when you drive it. Nothing is impassable just need to pay close attention.

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