Springer Mountain Road

4.3/5 (8 reviews)
East Ellijay, Georgia ( County)
Last Updated: 11/04/2021
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Trail Information

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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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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The Springer Mountain trail is very easy and accessible by most vehicles. There is no need for four wheel drive or high clearance. Some sections of the road are narrow, but there are many places for two cars to pass. When we arrived at the Springer Mountain parking lot around 9:00 a.m. we found the lot full so we had to park elsewhere. The photos include: (1) the trailhead at Doublehead Gap Road; (2) Information station; (3) Appalachian Trail; and, (4) the Bronco Sport. Leaves were still emerging on the trees - beautiful scenery. We continued on the Springer Mountain trail until we turned onto Winding Stair Gap Road.
Trail Review: Springer Mountain Road - David Lawrence
Trail Review: Springer Mountain Road - David Lawrence
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Dave G.
Official Crew
17650
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/04/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Road in good shape, muddy in spots but suitable for most passenger vehicles in dry conditions. Good colors but foggy at the top of the mountain this day!
Trail Review: Springer Mountain Road - Dave G.
Trail Review: Springer Mountain Road - Dave G.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/01/2021

A great initiation trail. It is a great way to learn about your truck, without pressure of people behind you, and easy to access. Very scenic and has a great stop on the top of the mountain. Great way to get into off-off-roading. The starting point of the Appalachian Trail.
Trail Review: Springer Mountain Road - Dirk Ebener
Trail Review: Springer Mountain Road - Dirk Ebener
Dave G.
Official Crew
17650
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/06/2021

Still in great shape, 4x4 wasn't needed in dry conditions. Great views, good camping, access to other trails, and of course - the Appalachian Trail. This is a really fun easy gravel mountain road. Busy on weekends with so much to do on this trail.
Trail Review: Springer Mountain Road - Dave G.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/18/2020

we came down from the tree forks area. The bottom half was very easy and very busy. We saw several sedans on the road, so 4x4 not needed right now. Seemed like it was recently graded. Beautiful drive.

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