Frady Branch Equestrian and Bike 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 bicycle riders (no eBikes allowed) and hikers. Four loops provide opportunities for different experiences on the trail system.. The parking area has separate sections for horse trailers and passenger vehicles.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open year-round|
|Operational Hours:||Sunrise to sunset.|
|Area Amenities:||Fee charged for some activities, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking|
|Fees:||There is a $5 per/user/per day special recreation fee for this site. Anyone using the site/trails are required to pay the fee. There is a $25 per year per user 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 with occupied structures.|
|Passes:||The USDA Forest Service offices carry a $25 per user per year pass that can be used at this site and others listed on the back of the pass.|
|Operated By:||USDA Forest Service|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Designated parking for mountain bike users and hikers. 4 loops/14.5 miles. No eBikes allowed on trails only on road.
Day Hiking4 loops/14.5 miles
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.
The Frady Branch Loop Trail
Latham Cemetary Loop Trail
Pear Orchard Loop
Frady Branch Parking Spur
|Fees:||Special Recreation Fee|
|Fee charged for some activities:||Fee is for use of facilities|
|Parking:||Trailer lot and separate passenger car lot|
|Drinking water:||Located in passenger car lot|
Alerts & Warnings
- Before riding your UTV, Educate Yourself!
- Town Creek OHV Closed
- Flatlands Road (FSR 256 and FSR 637) Closed
- Lake Conasauga Reservation Only
- Recreation passes available online, by phone and in-person
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!