Springer Mountain Road

East Ellijay, Georgia ( County)

Last Updated: 11/04/2021
4.3 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
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Highlight: Springer Mountain Road
About 25 minutes east of East Ellijay, Georgia and just north of Amicalola Falls State Park lies Springer Mountain Road. The western main entrance to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area of the Chattahoochee National Forest, this trail is the connector trail from the forest entrance to Winding Stair Gap, a five-way intersection of trails. Springer Mountain Road also has the parking area for the southern terminus of the famous Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain. So if you're looking to hike or just check out the beginning of the most famous hiking trail in the country or just out for a scenic drive through the mountains, don't pass up Springer Mountain Road.


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1. Western Trailhead ( mi)
Springer Mountain Road starts as an eastbound turn off Doublehead Gap Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: East Ellijay, Georgia

Head southeast on Highway 52 for approximately five miles and turn left onto Big Creek Road. Follow Big Creek Road for 1.8 miles and turn right onto Holt Bridge Road, which turns into Roy Road. Proceed for 5.8 miles and follow the curve left to stay on Roy Road. Go another 2.5 miles and turn right onto Doublehead Gap Road. Proceed for approximately two miles and turn right onto Springer Mountain Road.



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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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