Georgia Mountain Orchard Road

full-limited Icon
4/5 (6 reviews)
Cornelia, Georgia (Habersham County)
Last Updated: 12/01/2023
Trail Types
Scout Route
Full Trail Guide

Preview Trail Icon
Preview Trails
easy
moderate
difficult
severe
extreme

Limited Trail Icon
Upgrade to Unlock
Limited Access/All-Access
Scout Route
Start a 7-day Free Trial

Trail Information

Highlights

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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Check out our Tray Mountain Road (22.34 mi away) trail guide for an All-Access Preview!

Trail Reviews

4/5 (6)
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
21950
Seasonal Closure
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/01/2023

Updated status to show trail is seasonally closed.
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
21950
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/19/2023

Entire trail is in excellent shape. Fresh gravel and/or repairs throughout the whole area.
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
21950
Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 11/06/2021

Basic gravel road in good shape the whole way. A good shortcut into the forest.
Trail Review: Georgia Mountain Orchard Road - Dave Greenspan
Temporary Closure
Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/27/2021

Closed at north entrance
User Avatar
600
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/26/2020

Fun with the kids

From the Community

Start a free trial and get this level of detail on every trail guide
Start Free Trial