Georgia Mountain Orchard Road

Cornelia, Georgia (Habersham County)

Last Updated: 11/06/2021
3.8 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Status:
Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 11/03 - 11/13
Length: 2.99 miles
Highest Elevation: 1365 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Cornelia
Nearest Town w/ Services: Cornelia
Official Road Name: 191
Management Agency: Chattahoochee National Forest
District: Chattooga River District

Highlights

Highlight: Georgia Mountain Orchard Road
Just outside Cornelia lies Georgia Mountain Orchard Road. One of the less commonly used entrances to the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area - a 17,000+ acre area known for primitive camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing - this seasonal trail connects from the northwestern boundary of the Wildlife Management Area to Red Root Road. Popular with hunters during the seasons, this trail is also good for overflow camping when the other camping areas along the more commonly traveled roads are occupied.

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Technical Rating

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Waypoints

1. Northern Trailhead ( mi)
The northern trailhead is an intersection with Welcome Home Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Cornelia, Georgia

Head northeast on Wyly Street for approximately 3.0 miles and turn right onto Nancy Town Road. Turn left after the immediate bridge onto Welcome Home Road and proceed for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Georgia Mountain Orchard Road.

Camping

Dispersed

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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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