Interesting Day in the Chattahoochee National Forest - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-02-2010, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
tr0mbley
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 53
Interesting Day in the Chattahoochee National Forest

Decided to drive up to Fort Mountain State Park (Georgia) for the day with the boys and finally take them offroad in the new Jeep. My kids are only 5 and 2 years old, so I was really looking for a short forest service road to take them on and then head back to pavement. From Fort Mountain, I took 52 East and turned off shortly before the Cohutta scenic overlook area. Turned out to be quite an adventure because we spent the next 3 hours on some pretty hairy moutain switchbacks. On the map, the trail looked like it went directly to Tails Creek which would have been perfect on our way to Ellijay... but after a couple of closed roads, I ended up in the Rock Creek ORV park. I actually came out of the ATV Loop trail. I must have put about 20 or so miles on the Jeep. I was in the woods from about 3 to 6pm and would have been a little nervous but the boys laughed the whole time and we had plenty of snacks to keep them happy. It was actually a blast, but I guess I probably broke a few offroading rules... Anybody familiar with that area? Is the map that I have out of date?

Attached Thumbnails
jeep_1.jpg   jeep_2.jpg   jeep_3.jpg  
tr0mbley is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 08-03-2010, 12:39 AM
gooseofdeuce
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pendleton, SC
Posts: 10
how were the trails? i'm on the hunt for new places to ride. this would be a couple hours ride for me. Is this anywhere near Wolf Den Gap, Helen, etc? are the ATV trails supposed to be for 4wheelers only?
gooseofdeuce is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-06-2010, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
tr0mbley
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 53
The trails were pretty cool. Without the kids I would have gone a little faster, though caution is probably the best choice on these due to the steep drop offs. There weren't any major obstacles, or giant changes in elevation. 4wd was necessary in some parts but mostly because the rain made things muddy and slick. There's plenty to do up in this area of Georgia. May even want to make the drive on this trail system and then head further north to hike and overnight camp. I really don't know a heck of a lot about OHV trail rules. I did not enter the trail with the knowledge that it was an ATV Loop. Two way traffic would have been all but impossible on 97% of this trail system. Had another 4x4 been heading toward me, one of us would have had to back up for a while. Maybe someone else can comment on Rock Creek that knows more than I do...
tr0mbley is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-06-2010, 07:22 PM
FunkSkunk
Sold my soul to JeepForum
 
FunkSkunk's Avatar
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Marble, NC
Posts: 1,814
so how do you get out? the atv or turn around? And where are these steep drop offs? I'm sure you had the guts to take pics with your boys in the back, lol. :wink:
FunkSkunk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Ocala National Forest 3-13-10 jampop1 Florida Jeep Forum 95 04-25-2012 06:10 AM
TX - Sam Houston National Forest mitchlandry South Central USA 8 07-13-2010 05:03 PM
Ocala National Forest 4-3-10 jampop1 Florida Jeep Forum 59 04-07-2010 08:26 PM
Unicoi state park and Chattahoochee National Forest blackTJosh South East USA 1 09-25-2009 12:31 AM
Manistee National Forest.... Jeeps4life13 Michigan Jeep Forum 7 05-19-2008 07:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome