Broad River Trail

  

Located in Stephens County on Curahee Mountain (made famous by the Band of Brothers movie series), this trail is excellent for novice hikers and offers a chance to experience first-hand the hard work put forth by past CCC and YCC groups.  Be sure to stop and take time to read the plaque at the start of the trail portraying the history of the trail and those who have worked hard to maintain its beauty.

At a Glance

Open Season: Open year round, but the road leading to trail is typically closed in the Winter until Spring
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring
Restrictions: This is a foot-travel only trail.
Closest Towns: The town of Toccoa is approximately 5 miles or 10 minutes south of Curahee mountain.
Water: No drinking water is provided
Restroom: There are no restroom facilities available
Information Center: For more information please call the Chattooga-River Ranger District at (706) 754-6221.

General Information

Directions:

From Cornelia: take GA 365 north from Cornelia and take the fork toward Toccoa/Lavonia to stay on GA 365 for 1.5 miles.  Turn Rt. on Rock Rd. Then turn Lt. on Dicks Hill Pkwy.  Go another 2.4 miles and turn Rt. on Ayersville Rd. travel 1 mile and then turn Lt. on FS 87.  Continue another 3 miles and Trail will be on the right.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

The 4 mile blue-blazed Broad River Trail, a part of the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, offers a unique hiking experience ideal for novice and/or family groups. Traveling along-side Dicks Creek, the Broad River and passing by the Middle Broad River Bridge, this point-to-point hike ends at Sellers Rd, requiring either a 2.2 mile return hike along Sellers Rd and Guard Camp Rd (or a walk back the 4.2 mi. along the trail).

Enjoy numerous cascades and even some falls all while traversing one of the richest archeological areas in the state! Be prepared to test out those hiking boots; the trail comes very close to the mountain stream at more than one point and often the water will cross the trail.


Picnicking

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