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Beasley Knob OHV Trail System

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Other Names

Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge Ranger District, Ross Ridge, Roundtop Mountain, Blue Rock, Jones Knob, Nicholson Gap, Beasley Knob ATV Trail, Nelson Ridge, Bridge Gap, Scruggs Top, Davis Ridge, Jackson Gap, Thunder-struck Mountain, Scrougetown Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

About 13 miles of connecting trail loops can be found here and most are rated as either "Difficult" or "Most Difficult", so expect steep and rocky. Also note that these are the type of trails that get even more challenging during wet weather. There are a few trails that are fairly easy, but not enough to keep a novice entertained for very long.

The trails close seasonally to motorized use from January through March, but exact dates vary so check with the ranger station before heading out. A day use pass is required to ride here which can be purchased online or by using the QR code posted at the trailhead kiosk. Annual passes are also available which can be obtained by visiting the Blue Ridge Ranger District or at the local Chevron station.

Thanks go to Georgia Bounty Runners club for maintaining these trails and helping to keep them open.

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Permit RequiredYesOHV Trail Permit
Dates OpenMid March - December 31
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size2,800 acres (4 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail13
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1900 to 3300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has mostly expert terrain.Mostly


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Chevron (706) 745-0964
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Chevron (706) 745-0964
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Nottely River Campground (706) 745-6711
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Nottely River Campground (706) 745-6711
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Nottely River Campground (706) 745-6711
Primitive Camping Campground30+ Miles (SE)Upper Chattahoochee River Campground (706) 754-6221 or (706) 490-1246
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Chevron (706) 745-0964


RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
CommentAnnual Pass - $50/rider. Pass can be purchased at any Chattahoochee - Oconee National Forest ranger station.


Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityBlairsville, GA
AddressOld Satterfield Road, Blairsville, GA 30512
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Athens, GA
1) Take SR-129 North to the town of Blairsville, about 95 miles
2) Turn right on US-76 (SR-2), continue 1 mile
3) Turn right on Windy Hill Road, continue .7 miles
4) Veer right on Old Satterfield Road, continue towards the staging area.


Contact InfoChattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge Ranger District
2042 Highway 515 West
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 970-9776
Contact InfoChevron
430A Young Harris Highway
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-0964
CommentSells Annual OHV Pass


Beasley Knob Trail Photo

Beasley Knob OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 5/2/2018 (Thanks!)

Beasley Knob Trail Photo

Beasley Knob OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 10/28/2020 (Thanks!)

Beasley Knob Trail Photo

Beasley Knob OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 3/23/2012 (Thanks!)

Beasley Knob Trail Photo

Beasley Knob OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 9/3/2018 (Thanks!)

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