Broad River Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Broad River Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Toccoa, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1243 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is very difficult to find as the approach drive is nestled in between residential houses and the drive is a 1 lane impassible and unkempt 3mile long gravel/dirt road.

The trail-head is not easily found either unless you're diligent in checking for the Green Arrow blaze on the opposite side of the approach trail and happen upon it.

The trail itself is full of uprooted roots, mud, crevices and loose rocks. Trail runners or hiking boots is a definite need if you want to feel secure in your walk.

hiking
1 month ago

The road is IMPASSABLE without a 4X4!!! DO NOT attempt to reach the trailhead in a car... TRUCK OR JEEP, dirt bike or 4wheeler ONLY! If you want to park on the gravel road and hike THREE miles to the trailhead you can take a car. I can't comment on the trail because the road is NOT maintained and the trailhead is NOT accessible.

hiking
2 months ago

We were all set for a great day hike on a new (to us) trail. The gravel road to the trailhead wasn't THAT bad, lots of ruts and mostly single lane with few areas to pull off for oncoming cars but luckily we didn't meet any cars. There were people parked and camping in a few areas. We weren't sure we were at the right trailhead because when we tried to record our tracks we appeared to be on and off the trail. There was a pull off area where we parked and found a trail marker and a foot bridge so we started there (pretty much coincided with All Trails map). Anyway, the trail was blazed with green metal rectangular markers but was overgrown with grasses, weeds and thorny stems. We pressed on hoping it would get better. We only hiked about half a mile when we came to an extremely steep downhill that was just loose dirt and some pebbles. We decided it wasn't worth the risk of injury to continue on such an overgrown trail. There are too many better trails with views to try instead. I wouldn't recommend this trail until some maintenance is done.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite day hikes for ecological variety, cleanliness, and solitude. Have hiked it at least a half-dozen times; great in any season. In spring there are lots of wildflowers & trees in bloom.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail. Lightly used and clean. Most of the trail along the river was either high on a bluff or out of sight of the river so it was a bit boring. The section along dick's creek was great though.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent trail - Most of the trail is alongside a stream or river. As of April 2017 it is well marked with yellow rectangles, and well maintained with few trees on the trail. The trail is lightly used.

8 months ago