Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Toccoa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty decent trail! Smooth trail with steady elevation gain. You can drive to the top if some members of your group aren't able to walk up. Lots of graffiti'd rock at the top and even another small trail up to the little lookout.

hiking
2 months ago

From the parking lot of Toccoa Falls.
Find the brown building off by itself. Walk behind it and follow the river. You will walk quite a ways and end at a dirt road. Turn left on the dirt road and then a right on the next dirt road that is only 50 yards or so away. Continue down that dirt road another 500 yards, and you will see some rocks piled up. If you aren’t paying attention, you will miss it. Turn right at the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

great simple hike or you can drive up when the gate isn't up.

Not much shade for walking, and fairly steep the whole way. Honestly more of a horse trail than anything, so really not all that great for hiking.

2 months ago

Views are amazing. Just try not to fall. Won’t be doing much hiking afterwards.

2 months ago

Markings for the trail aren’t all that great, but as it follows a river, not too hard to find your way. Generally a nice, quiet trail. Not too busy or difficult, with some pretty nice views of the river.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice 5.5 mile loop on the Leatherwood. The advertised 6.6 is not accurate due to trail maintenance and rerouting. Great hike for dogs during the week. Only other sighting of people was two horseback riders on the way out

hiking
4 months ago

This is the trail from the Band of Brothers miniseries. Check out the museum at the old train depot while you’re in town

hiking
4 months ago

Great short hike with a fast elevation gain. Plenty of exposed rock and wandering paths near the top. Nice views for such a quick hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyed hiking in reverse this time up to the top of Curahee Mountain for we had previously hiked down this trail after driving to the top several years ago. Today we had some fun scrambling over quite a few downed trees that were over the trail. We enjoyed many beautiful views from several rock out croppings both at the top & along the way. Even though there is alot of grafitti on the rocks, we still love the view & the only markings we appreciated were the pink arrows marking the trail. Nice day to gain some 700+ feet of elevation in less than 1 mile, while out enjoy a sunny winter day.

hiking
5 months ago

Um, trailhead on either end is NOT in a residential area. Take Old Guard Camp Road to the T of 92B, turn left, go less than 1/2 mile - there is a small pull off to your left before you start going up hill. The trailhead is on the opposite side of the road, less than a hundred feet down - easy to drive past but hard to miss when walking. Search Georgia WMAs for the line map. It is a point to point. Honestly, I would start at the end I gave directions - several nice waterfalls/shoals along the river, fairly flat. Then it trail goes across a lot of open areas, which in warmer months can be unpleasant. I would not recommend this trail if you have little ones or are afraid of heights bc there are some very narrow spots with steep drop offs. I have done point to point - not any particularly interesting spots to camp. Popular spot for fishing. Seen quite a few deer.

LOTS of trees down since Hurricane Irma in Sept 2017 - I have not hiked it since, but the amount of trees down across the road, I can imagine it would require a lot of clearing. The Sourwood Trail was cleared quickly, but I believe that is bc of the bikers - bring a machete or just be prepared. Can always ask Ranger if trail has been cleared, but the Rangers here I have encountered haven't known much about the trails.

This is NOT in Lake Russell National Recreation Area - it is Lake RUSSELL WMA which is next door to LRNRA. It is dirt roads that can get pretty bumpy, especially after a rain. The roads are not "impassable", I do not have a 4wd but drive slowly. I have seen beat-up subcompacts make it without issues.

hiking
6 months ago

horseback riding
6 months ago

We ride here quite often and enjoy it. There is minimal traffic and is very conducive for horses.

7 months ago

pretty solid trail. the view is great! although, there's a cell phone tower at the top of the mountain so you can drive the top if you want to. There's a lot of spray paint on the rock where the view is off of and surrounding trees, but none of it is art. All just names and high school love bs. on the trail itself, there is a number of downed trees but nothing insurmountable or dangerous. the trail head itself is just a gravel cutoff from the highway. There's a yellow gate that blocks the gravel road leading to the old trailhead. technically, this trail is closed for good, but it's still very doable even though unmaintained.

horseback riding
8 months ago

Since Irma Hurricane there are several big trees down on Frady Branch Trail had to turn around and double back

hiking
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

Moderate-level hike up the mountain, the view is worth the climb!

The directions on the previous reviews were very helpful. Trail is pretty well maintained, some down trees but still very easily to navigate. Did this trail with my dad who is 57 and not in fantastic shape. He did it pretty easily with only a few stops. Fantastic view for such a short hike!

hiking
10 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.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is pretty well hidden and when we went there was no one else on the trail. It seems like a little known trail. The parking for it is just down from Mountain Sweet Honey Company, but if you blink you could miss it. The trailhead is behind a locked yellow gate (shown in pictures) and was a bit overgrown. You may feel like you're in the wrong place, you're not.

The first third of the trail is pretty wide and looks like shared access for powerlines that aren't far up the trail. Once in the clearing under the powerlines the trail continues straight ahead, but narrows considerably. It's pretty much single file from that point on. Also, if you're not used to looking for trails it could be easy to miss where it continues on.

While the first third is on a very mild incline, the rest of it is much more inclined. It's very doable for those in decent shape. My wife actually did it with our 12 lb 2 month old in a front carrier.

The last third of the trail you'll start to see some decent rocks and rock formations. When you get to the end of this trail you'll find the overlook that's covered in graffiti. While the trail does continue to the "very top" of Currahee, it's not really worth it continuing unless you're just wanting to add distance or say you did it. The very top connects with Currahee Mountain Road. There's not much to see unless you like cell towers.

The trail isn't the best maintained trail around. There were several downed trees across the trail but they were easy to get over or around. Overall it was a very enjoyable hike. Without stops for the baby we could've easily been in and out in an hour. I'd recommend this lonely trail.

hiking
Friday, May 12, 2017

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
Monday, May 01, 2017

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.

on Broad River Trail

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

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.

walking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Enjoyed very much.

horseback riding
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nicely maintained trails

Monday, September 19, 2016

Parts of this trail were beautiful, but we could not find where the trail loop went back into the woods after we hit the newer gravel road. The ap showed us where it should have been, but there was too much dense overgrowth to find the path. We walked about a mile down the gravel road before realizing we'd gotten off course. (We had my phone in back pack at that time.) We turned around and wound up disappointed to go back the way we came because we could not find the other part of the leatherwood loop.

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lots of horse droppings on trail. Yuck.

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Part of walk is along service road. Nothing much to see.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The trail had an entirely new gravel road cut-in which prevented us from following the appropriate signage and therefore after almost 7 Miles we stopped and asked another forest patron to give us a ride back to our vehicle. This trail is not conducive to hiking as it is conducive to horses. There are tons of flies and graveyards and vultures and over grown sort of creepy enclaves. This trail is not well-kept and the road parts are 90% of the experience. Walking at a hiker's pace with the blaring Georgia hot sun when you have a dog and you need some water occasionally is not a good fit for this scenario. We were expecting a bustling awesome Creek experience and it was like a tiny little Garden hose in the desert. And the humidity was unbelievable: Very little shade and very little relief. Flies were buzzing around our heads; gnats flew in our eyes,and things were biting us nearly the entire hike. I uploaded several pictures. The best hiking trail around Toccoa is Panther Creek hands down. Do not go to this trailhead unless you are a master satellite GPS cartographer.

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