Red Root Road

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4.5/5 (14 reviews)
Cornelia, Georgia (Habersham County)
Last Updated: 09/19/2023
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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.

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4.5/5 (14)
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21950
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/19/2023

All rough spots have been repaired with fresh gravel laid down. All camping spots open today!
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

4x4 is definitely suggested in a few spots but it did rain the day before. Was a fun easy trail to bring the dog and kids along. The waterfall before the bridge was a nice hop out and let everyone run around for a while!
Trail Review: Red Root Road  - Alexander miller
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

4x4 is definitely suggested in a few spots but it did rain the day before. Was a fun easy trail to bring the dog and kids along.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/26/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great Trail from 1 to 21. Personal Favorite is the camping spot at 3. We took the road down to the Creek Access, where there is a shallow water crossing and dead end. 92F and D were open. We took 92F all the way to the end; where it is a dead end as well, the Cross Over back to Sellers is closed off.. So you have to go all the way back to 92 to continue. Bonus about 1 mile into 92F is a right turn up the grade; another cemetery (Farmer-Simmons). Quite a bit of old homesteads and stories around the WMA; and a few unique hikes. Beware, rifle season is upon us. Respect the hunters and their camps.
Trail Review: Red Root Road  - Ryan J Heard
Trail Review: Red Root Road  - Ryan J Heard
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21950
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/06/2021

Eastern half of the trail is a bit rougher than normal requiring some ground clearance. 4WD not needed in dry conditions. Still an easy ride.
Trail Review: Red Root Road  - Dave Greenspan

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