Hiking The Turner Creek Trail

The 21st most popular hiking trail in Georgia.

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Near Blue Ridge in the Cattachoochee National Forest, the Turner Creek Trail is a 7 mile trail open to hiking. This trail features a 1.7-mile single-track experience with approximately 5 additional miles of dirt and gravel Forest Service roads to complete the loop. Elevations range from 1,650 to 1,900 feet. The single-track trail is shared by mountain bicycles and horses. The portion of this loop on Forest Service Road 77 and Forest Service Road 28-1 is open to motor vehicle traffic. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the single-track trail.

Directions: Take GA 52 west from Dahlonega for about 8.5 miles to Grizzle Store. Turn right onto Nimblewill Road and continue for about 2 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 28-1 and follow the signs for Bull Mountain parking area on FSR 83.

Overall, Turner Creek Trail is the 21st most popular hiking trail of all 22 hikes in Georgia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Turner Creek Trail including Coosa Backcountry Trail, Panther Creek Trail, Jacks River Trail, Carters Lake Recreation Area, Mountaintown Creek and Bull Mountain TrailFort Mountain State Park.

Turner Creek Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Chattahoochee National Forest (706) 632-3031; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Georgia" from Donald Pfitzer

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Luxury Loding:  Amicalola Falls Lodge (702) 265-8888; Black Mountain Lodge, Dahlonega (800) 923-5530

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/conf

GPS:  34.5699, -84.1378

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/27/2016

ID:  17898

Turner Creek Trail Hiking Map


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