Frady Branch Equestrian and Bike Trail System

Area Status: Open
[Photo] The entrance sign to the Frady Branch multi-use trail system.

While the 14.5-mile Frady Branch Trail System is a popular place among horse back riders, the trails are also open to mountain bike riders and hikers. Four loops provide opportunities for different experiences on the trail system.. The parking area has separate sections for mountain bikers, hikers, and horse trailers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round
Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunset.
Reservations: No reservations
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: There is a $5 per/person/rider/ per day amenities special fee for this site. Anyone using the site/trails are required to pay the amenities fee. America the Beautiful/Golden Age Senior or Access Passes are accepted. There is also a $25 per year per person pass that can be purchased at the District Office in Lakemont. Call 706-754-6221 for more information.
Open Season: Open Year-round
Restrictions: Reminder to hunters no hunting within the 450 feet of the parking area, it is not part of the WMA, it is a developed recreation site.
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Passes: America the Beautiful/Golden Age Senior or Access pass are accepted at the site. At the district office in Lakemont you can also purchase a $25 per person per year pass.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service

General Information


Physical Address: 4240 Hwy 184, Toccoa, GA

From Gainesville, GA
Take GA-365 N/US-23 N for 28.7 miles.
Follow signs towards Toccoa and Lavonia onto GA-365 N/US-123 and go 6.3 miles GA-184 S/.
Turn right onto GA-184 S/Dicks Hill Parkway and go 0.3 mile.
Turn left onto GA-184 S  (Homer Highway) and go 2.8 miles to the Frady Branch entrance on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Designated parking for mountain bike users and hikers. 4 loops/14.5 miles

Day Hiking

4 loops/14.5 miles

Horse Riding

Convenient location, great trails, separate parking for horse trailers, and a horse wash on site above car parking area makes this trail riding experience a pleasure.


Fee charged for some activities: Amenities Fee Special Area
Parking: Car Parking/separate for lot for trailers
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water: Located above car lot

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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14.5 mi

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