Guard Camp Road

3.8/5 (6 reviews)
Cornelia, Georgia (Stephens County)
Last Updated: 11/06/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

About halfway between Cornelia and Toccoa lies Guard Camp Road. This trail is the northern main entrance to the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, a 17,000+ acre area known for primitive camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. One of only three trails in the area open year round, Guard Camp Road is the connector road from the northern entrance game check station all the way down to Red Root Road. With superb hunting access, hiking trail access, and primitive camping, Guard Camp Road is a great place to explore while out for a day or weekend in the mountains.

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Trail Reviews

3.8/5 (6 reviews)
Dave G.
Official Crew
17650
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/06/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy gravel road that provides access to numerous hiking trails, historical sites and other roads. Pretty ride with the fall colors.
Trail Review: Guard Camp Road  - Dave G.
Status: Open
Visited: 07/21/2021

Definitely an easy road but great scenery and great ride. Be careful if you go in or after rain. There are a few spots that have developed mud holes and there are two larger and deeper ones by the bridge.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/02/2020

Our group liked this road. Road was very open and super easy, passable in 2wd, maybe even in a sedan. Very pretty scenery
Dave G.
Official Crew
17650
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/24/2020

Went back today after some rains. One large, deep, unavoidable mud hole immediately before Waypoint 6 if heading from south to north. Beware. The rest of the road in good shape. The mud hole was hard bottom, but not suitable for regular passenger cars.
Dave G.
Official Crew
17650
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/11/2020

Road in great shape. All trees cleared. Camping areas open and nice and clean.
Trail Review: Guard Camp Road  - Dave G.
Trail Review: Guard Camp Road  - Dave G.

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