Near Clarksville in the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Locust Stake Motorized Trail has 10 miles of trails over 1,000 acres. The area is known as the best in the Chattahoochee National Fores. Locust Stake ORV Area is the second largest of the 10 riding areas in the state. Designated trails in this area range from easy to highly difficult. The trails run through lush, thick forest. The trails are packed mud and hold up well to light rain. Users are encouraged to stay on the signed trails to prevent damage to the area.
To reach the ATV riding trailhead for the Locust Stake ATV Area from Atlanta, head northeast on US85 to US985. Continue northeast on US985 as it turns into US23. Continue northeast on US23 through Midway. Veer right on SR123/SR17/SR365 for 2.6 miles. Turn left on Road Road for 0.1 miles. Turn right on Locust Stake Road for 1.5 miles to the parking area on the right.
Locust Stake Road is a county road. All state and local motor vehicle laws apply to this road.
Note: This is a fee area. You must pay the fee at the self-pay station and then carry the receipt with you on the trails.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on adjacent Forest Service roads is only permitted if the ATV has a valid license plate.
Overall, Locust Stake ATV Area is the 3rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 20 ATV trails in Georgia.