Red Root Road

4.4/5 (11 reviews)
Cornelia, Georgia (Habersham County)
Last Updated: 11/06/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (11 reviews)
Status: Open
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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Dave G.
Official Crew
16350
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/06/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

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 G.
Status: Temporary Closure
Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/27/2021

Road is closed
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/27/2021

Amazing time exploring the grave yards and historical sites. Very easy trail we did in 2 wheel drive the whole time. A couple of nice hiking trails along the route also. Not very much mud and only a few ruts but a standard car could drive this trail. A nice Sunday ride was what we were looking for. Highlight was the beautiful waterfall with a camping spot right in front of it!!
Trail Review: Red Root Road  - Sam Norman
Trail Review: Red Root Road  - Sam Norman
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Dave G.
Official Crew
16350
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/26/2020

This trail and others in the area were finally graded after being the roughest they have been in 10 years. Back to a regular dirt road now, suitable for most passenger vehicles in dry conditions. No new gravel, so will get muddy in wet conditions.
Trail Review: Red Root Road  - Dave G.

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