Red Root Road

Cornelia, Georgia (Habersham County)

Last Updated: 11/06/2021
4.4 / 5 ( 10 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.52 miles
Highest Elevation: 1253 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Cornelia
Nearest Town w/ Services: Cornelia
Official Road Name: 92
Management Agency: Chattahoochee National Forest
District: Chattooga River District


Highlight: Red Root Road
Just east of Cornelia lies Red Root Road. The main route through the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area - a 17,000+ acre area known for primitive camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing - this trail is one of only three trails in the area that is open year round. Red Root Road runs along the Middle Fork Broad River for part of the way and then passes between Allen Mountain and Farmers Mountain for some outstanding views. With so many activities, Red Root Road is a great place to explore while out in the mountains.


Route Information

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1. Western Trailhead ( mi)
The western trailhead is the border of the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area where the pavement ends and the gravel begins.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Corneia, Georgia

Drive northeast on Wyly Street for approximately 3.0 miles and turn right onto Nancy Town Road. Turn right immediately after the bridge to stay on Nancy Town Road. The trail begins at the boundary of the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, where the pavement ends and the gravel starts.



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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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