The Whissenhunt OHV Trail is 11.2 miles in length with all two-way traffic trails, except for two motorcycle trails. The trails are suitable for motorcycles and ATVs. The trail system is approximately 6.0 miles north of Dahlonega, GA. Users are required to stay on the signed trails to prevent damage to the surrounding resources. Whissenhunt hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset. A fee is required to ride on this trail system.
Open sunrise to sunset. Closed during night time hours.
1-Day Permit: $5/operator/day (Pay at site) OHV Annual Pass: $50/operator/year (Obtain at any Forest Service Office)
Forest Annual Pass cannot be used at this trailhead
1 Vault facility
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Blue Ridge Ranger District
2042 Highway 515 West
Blairsville, GA 30512
Take US 19/60 north from Dahlonega for 2.2 miles. Turn left on paved county road (Wahsega Road) toward Camp Frank D. Merrill. Go 3.9 miles to dirt Forest Service Road #662, turn left into OHV parking area.
PLEASE NOTE! This area is closed from January 1 through March 31 for resource protection during the wet and freezing months of the year, when the most impact from use can occur.
OHV Riding & Camping
OHV Trail Riding
SUITABLE FOR - Motorcycles and ATVs. Designated trails in this area range from easy to most difficult. Users are required to stay on the signed trails to prevent damage to the surrounding resources. Whissenhunt hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset.