93B - Blue Rock Mountain

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4/5 (1 reviews)
Blairsville, Georgia (Union County)
Last Updated: 07/17/2023

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Rightfully earning the designation as the most challenging trail within the Beasley Knob OHV Trail System, Blue Rock Mountain is a legendary trail with a fearsome reputation for holding hostage any mortal who dares cross its sacred domain. If spending multiple hours traveling half a mile up treacherous terrain sounds like an acceptable challenge, 93B is the trail of your dreams or can easily become your nightmare. This Jeep Badge of Honor trail will not go gently into the night, but rest assured, conquering Blue Rock Mountain will leave you feeling like you just conquered Mount Everest.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Blue Rock Mountain, also referred to as 93B, is a straight-through trail that is best traveled in the uphill direction, starting at 93A and ending at 93C. The trail starts with several introductory man-made rock gardens that provide bypasses. These early rocks are simply designed to prepare the driver for the main challenges farther up ahead. Beginning at Waypoint 5, there are no longer any bypasses, and the trail transitions into a hard-core, continuous natural obstacle. The terrain is seriously steep. It's amazing you can even walk it, let alone drive it. It is rare to see a vehicle moving backward while the tires spin forward, yet that is a constant trend along the upper half of Blue Rock Mountain. Winching is the norm and easily recognized by the endless hoards of winchline-scared trees that stand tall like soldiers proudly showing off wounds from previous battles.

This trail should only be attempted by experienced wheelers in highly modified vehicles with large, mud terrain tires, locking differentials, heavy-duty armor, and equipped with an arsenal of recovery gear.

Before traveling this trail, there are several rules you must be aware of.

  • The trail system is subject to closure during periods of wet weather. The status listed within this guide is not meant to be updated on a day-to-day basis. For the most current, up-to-date gate information, call the Blue Ridge Ranger District Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, at 706-745-6928.
  • The trail system is open from sunrise to sunset. The gates do not close, but off-roading is not allowed during nighttime hours.
  • A day pass or OHV Annual Pass must be obtained before using the trail system. Passes can be purchased online using the QR code posted at the trailheads or purchased at any Forest Service Office.

Trail Reviews

4/5 (1)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is such a hard trail to review. First, for difficulty, this is totally 10 stars. This trail is insane! If you are looking for a challenge, this is it! Now I've heard it can take as little as 15 minutes to run, but I've also heard of groups that were there for 12 hours!!! It took our group of 3, highly modified vehicles, over 5 hours to get everyone through, and we winched large portions of the trail. The first vehicle that drove up had the best shot at the steep terrain as they battled fresh soil. However, after compacting the soil, it would just turn into a sheet of glass for the 2 rigs behind. We were all beat by the end of the day from all the hiking and winchline dragging we had to do. For enjoyment, I have to rate this like a 1 or 2 star because only the first half was fun since we could actually all drive that. After that, the day became long and the enjoyment sank drastically with each winch pull. Definitely don't take this trail lightly. Once you are in the thick of it, there is no turning around, and we will be there for as long as it takes you to get out the top.
Trail Review: 93B - Blue Rock Mountain - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: 93B - Blue Rock Mountain - Ryan Boudreau
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