Appalachian Blue Ridge Road

4.6/5 (14 reviews)
Suches, Georgia (Lumpkin County)
Last Updated: 11/05/2021

Trail Information


About halfway between Suches and Dahlonega lies Appalachian Blue Ridge Road, one of the most scenic non-paved drives in all of Georgia. This trail follows along the famous Appalachian Trail the entire way and is the connector route from Hightower Gap to Coopers Gap. Looking to the north you will find spectacular views of the valley and mountains for most of the way, especially in the winter months when there are no leaves on the trees blocking the view. With camping areas throughout and small parking areas at both ends of this trail, Appalachian Blue Ridge Road is perfect for campers, day hikers, or anyone looking for an easy scenic drive through the mountains.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (14)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail and stock friendly. I added to favorites and gave five stars for the photo op at the rock wall. Snow and ice up there as of yesterday afternoon.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy drive. 4wd not needed
Visited: 04/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is an nice easy connector. Not much to say about it. Easy road, easy ride. Great for beginners.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/05/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Another extremely beautiful easy trail. Steep in spots, 4WD if wet but suitable for most any vehicle in dry conditions.
Visited: 07/01/2021

Always a great road with excellent views in winter. Watch for bears.

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