Aska Trail System


Area Status: Open

The Aska Trail System provides approximately 17 miles of recreational trails for bicyclists and hikers. This area is located in Fannin County off of Aska Road, and less than ten miles from downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Trails range in length from 1.0 mile to 5.1 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. The system utilizes hand dug tread way and old logging roads.

Aska Trail System Handout with maps and more trail information.

At a Glance

Fees: Free
Open Season: Year-round
Water: None
Restroom: None
Information Center: Additional information can be obtained by contacting the          Blue Ridge Ranger District
2042 Highway 515 West
Blairsville, GA 30512
706-745-6928

General Information

Directions:

Directions to Trailheads

Deep Gap - From Blue Ridge, GA, go south on Aska Road 4.4 miles to Deep Gap parking area.  The parking area is located south of the gap and on the right side of the road.

Stanley Gap - From Blue Ridge, GA, go south on Aska Road 8 miles. Turn right on Stanley Creek Road (Toccoa Riverside Restaurant on left). Proceed straight for 4.1 miles.  The parking area is located on the right side of the road.

Shady Falls - From Blue Ridge, GA, follow Aska Road south 5.9 miles to Shady Falls Road. Turn left and proceed for 0.2 miles.  The parking area is located on the left side of the road.


General Notes:

The Aska Trail System is blazed with lime green rectangles, indicating hiking is permitted, and yellow diamonds, indicating mountain bicycles are permitted. The Benton MacKaye Trail, which coincides with part of the System along the Stanley Gap Trail, is blazed with white diamonds.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

  1. Stanley Gap Trail - 4.8 miles
  2. Flat Creek Loop - 5.1 miles
  3. Flat Creek Connector - 0.2 miles
  4. Long Branch Loop - 2.1 miles
  5. Long Branch Connector - 0.5 miles
  6. Green Mountain - 3.7 miles

Day Hiking

  1. Stanley Gap Trail - 4.8 miles
  2. Flat Creek Loop - 5.1 miles
  3. Flat Creek Connector - 0.2 miles
  4. Long Branch Loop - 2.1 miles
  5. Long Branch Connector - 0.5 miles
  6. Green Mountain - 3.7 miles