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Whissenhunt OHV Trail System

Friday, April 28, 2023

Other Names

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Blue Ridge Ranger District, Wissenhunt Mountain, Sally Free Ridge, Campbell Mountain, Little Cane Creek, Clay Creek, Whissenhunt ORV Area

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail system has around 11 miles of well marked trails with scenic forest and mountain views. The trails are mostly hard packed and covered with occasional loose rock and gravel. The area is best explored after a light rain since the trails can get pretty dusty during dry weather.

Those who are driving RVs or long trailers should be aware that the main entrance is narrow with only enough room for one vehicle at a time. Parking and services are limited at the staging area.

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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 WidthYes (48 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted(maximum width 48 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


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
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Nearest CityDahlonega, GA
AddressCamp Wahsega Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Dahlonega, GA
1) Take US-19 North (SR-60) 2.2 miles
2) Turn left onto Camp Washega Road, continue 4.1 miles
3) Staging area entrance is on the left (south).


Contact InfoChattahoochee - Oconee National Forests - Blue Ridge District
1881 Highway 515, P.O. Box 9
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-6928
Contact InfoClay Creek Falls Grocery Store
2261 Oak Grove Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 482-0515
CommentSells Annual OHV Pass.


Whissenhunt Trail Photo

Whissenhunt OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 5/15/2020 (Thanks!)

Whissenhunt Trail Photo

Whissenhunt OHV Trail System

Photo Submitted 8/29/2016 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size700 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail11
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1400 to 2000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
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 mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some



Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Chevron (706) 867-0020
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Chevron (706) 867-0020
Potable Water WaterDahlonega, GA
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SW)Etowah River Campground (706) 864-9035
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SW)Etowah River Campground (706) 864-9035
Primitive Camping Campground20-30 Miles (SW)Etowah River Campground (706) 864-9035
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)Chevron (706) 867-0020
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