Appalachian Blue Ridge Road

full-limited Icon
4.7/5 (15 reviews)
Suches, Georgia (Lumpkin County)
Last Updated: 11/05/2021
Trail Types
Scout Route
Full Trail Guide

Preview Trail Icon
Preview Trails
easy
moderate
difficult
severe
extreme

Limited Trail Icon
Upgrade to Unlock
Limited Access/All-Access
Scout Route
Start a 7-day Free Trial

Trail Information

Highlights

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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Check out our Forest Service Road 333 (6.41 mi away) trail guide for an All-Access Preview!

Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (15)
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/03/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Due to rains a bit rougher in spots than usual but overall nothing most vehicles could do. Today they had a mountain bike marathon so you just had to be extra careful of bikers on the roads.
Open
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.
Trail Review: Appalachian Blue Ridge Road - Eric Criswell
Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy drive. 4wd not needed
Open
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.
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
21950
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/05/2021

Another extremely beautiful easy trail. Steep in spots, 4WD if wet but suitable for most any vehicle in dry conditions.
Trail Review: Appalachian Blue Ridge Road - Dave Greenspan

From the Community

Start a free trial and get this level of detail on every trail guide
Start Free Trial