Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Chattahoochee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice hike out, moderately strenuous during the first mile climb. Bridge is worth seeing. The walk back is along a dirt road. total trip was 7 miles by my GPS.

A very pretty trail with tall trees and mountains every-which-way.

The only problem I had is that the trail isn’t marked very well and you kind of have to trust your sense of direction to get through. Even though it is a loop, there are a few trails that branch off from the main trail, causing SOME confusion.

Other than that, my girlfriend and I loved it.

trail running
1 month ago

Great 2.3 mile loop for trail running. Lots of leaves on the ground so you have to be careful of twisting your ankle. Love the elevation changes that keep the loop interesting. A nice section in the middle of it is has very enjoyable rolling terrain.

As others have mentioned this trail is not accurately described. The GPS track that looks like it is part of the trail is actually a dirt road that leads down to a small parking area that then leads out to the suspension bridge. This is also definitely not 9 miles, however we still had a nice walk with our dog in the areas that were less crowded and felt comfortable taking her off leash and exploring some of the other roads in the national Forest.

on Long Branch Loop Trail

2 months ago

My wife and I enjoyed this hike very much. There was a nice creek that you walk with for a little. Several people brought their dogs and there were a couple of people biking the trail as well.

Great for novice hikers like me and my husband. Dogs loved it!

4 months ago

Parked at Highway 60 and headed up the mountain planning to do an out and back to the Suspension Bridge. As I began my descent from the top, the trail was so overgrown with tall grass and weeds, I kept slipping and falling because I couldn’t see the trail. I finally turned back and will try again later in the fall when some of the vegetation dies. I know the BMT is supposed to be more rustic than the AT but it could really use some trail maintenance. What is the USFS road that approaches the bridge?

Kids loved it and so did the dogs!!

5 months ago

Simple walking path with a small creek that crosses it. I liked the many mushrooms/toadstools along the trail, but maybe much better as a biking trail.

So so, more for biking

According to my Apple health data this was 3.6 miles and 16 flights of stairs so lots of elevation changes. I agree should be considered moderate, plus it was 85 and very humid today.

Most of the trail is a vehicle trail. The bridge was nice and what hiking there was was enjoyable. The description is somewhat misleading. We will visit again, but would like more accurate descriptions in the future.

6 months ago

I was expecting to park at the starting point and go from there, but there was no parking lot and no cars there. It turns on that the left (west) leg of the uploaded trail is a dirt road. We followed this road to the approx lower intersection of the two trail legs. There was no real parking lot, but a dozen parked cars. Apparently the vast majority of the people that visit this trail walk the short distance from their parked car to the bridge, stand around a bit, and walk back.

The bridge IS nice. The trail system on the other side of the bridge is also largely dirt roads, but fairly scenic.

We enjoyed the hike, but would not have made the hour plus drive if we knew this in advance.

7 months ago

You really can’t call his a trail. After the first few miles the brush gets so thick you’ll have a hard time making sure you’re on the right path. This continues through the rest of the hike, a very frustrating experience. There are much better trails nearby that are actually at least somewhat maintained.

9 months ago

Often referred to as The Hanging Bridge Trail? We elected to drive to the trail head to the bridge. Several hikers were on the FS road and we heard that it was an easier walk then the trail it’s self. The trail from the parking to the bridge was short and well worn. Parking at the trailhead as well as back on the main road was very crowded. The reward at the end, the Swinging Bridge was beautiful and worth the effort. Due to it being spring break it was crowded and a little trashy.

Great with kids!

10 months ago

The trail itself is very nice, good grounds for exploring and getting a little solitude! I knock it two whole stars due to the extreme difficulty the road leading to the trail head in Suches, GA provides for any car that isn't a tricked out Jeep Wrangler. The drive in from the road to the trail head is probably a little over a mile, yet took me over an hour altogether to get in and out. I'd never been more grateful for a little even pavement after that!

10 months ago

Had a blast,nice open trail,few stream crossings and an old free standing chimney! Not far from home and easily accessible!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Nice little loop in the Aska area. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the old chimney and wall just off the trail. Fun to explore!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Easy hike. Minor trail construction. Very muddy in a few sections. Slight trail rerouting which added a few extra hiking yards

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great easy trail. Connects to Green Mtn trail easily but you would have to park cars at both trailheads.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Great trail to hike on a rainy day.

on Toccoa River Trail

Monday, September 18, 2017

Definitely a moderate trail. Lots of debris on trail after the remnants of hurricane Irma blew through.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Nice hike the hill is gradual. This trail goes out to the Toccoa suspension bridge.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This trail should be rated moderate, not easy. From the trail head, walking clockwise, it's a pretty steep half mile climb to the BM trail. Then a nice ridge walk before a long descent to the Fall River Falls, which are very nice. Then over a mile, mostly uphill, on Rock Creek Road. It's an OK walk but not spectacular and not "easy."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

An awesome place to visit. Hope to return soon. Give yourself a full day because there is a lot of exploring to be done. Did not encounter a lot of people and the few we did were very friendly

Monday, July 10, 2017

After bearing left at the loop junction we enjoyed a tranquil uphill slope along the ridge On the South side of the small wooded valley. We stopped often to photograph fungi and moss. Looping back on the north side it warmed to 84 as we followed the opposite ridge then descended. We were pleasantly surprised to reach a lovely stream with rocks for sitting midstream and cooling our warm feet. The cold water was rejuvenating and there were decent photo opportunities as i sketched the tiny waterfall and swirling water. This was the best part of the trail..time spent 3 hrs because of the creek.

mountain biking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Nice loop ride for a new MTB rider, especially the western side of the loop. Eastern side was narrow, rocky, slippery, and muddy (heavy rains this week). I made multiple loops in counterclockwise direction to get a good workout. Would definitely do this again.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great trial - kid friendly

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