Beasley Knob OHV Trails

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Beasley Knob OHV Trail System is a challenging trail system located off of U.S. Highway 76 in Union County, GA.  It is conveniently located two miles east of the town of Blairsville and can be accessed by two trailheads.  The system provides approximately 13.4 miles of recreational driving for OHV enthusiasts , including those riding four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles and ATVs. The system is made up of interconnecting dirt trails, rock hill climbs and gravel roads through the Chattahoochee National Forest.  It is recommended for experienced riders, only, due to its challenging terrain and steep ascents.  Please, no bolted, studded or tire chains allowed. The Beasley Knob Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

Trail Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The fee collection tubes are no longer available for collection of Daily Pass fees. 

Purchase your day pass at one of the following locations:

Daily passes are available digitally by going to Recreation.gov/activitypass/Beasley-knob-ohv or by calling 877-444-6777, or by utilizing the QR code posted on the OHV area kiosk.

Blue Ridge Ranger District Office (Please call to verify we have passes)
2042 Highway 515 West, Blairsville, GA 30512 (M-F, 8:00a - 4:30p) - (706) 970-9776
Operational Hours: Open sunrise to sunset. Closed during night time hours.
Rentals & Guides: You must have your own equipment to ride the trails.
Fees 1-Day Pass: $5/operator/day
Purchase a day pass at one of the following locations:
Daily passes are available digitally by going to Recreation.gov/activitypass/Beasley-knob-ohv

Blue Ridge Ranger District Office 
(Please call to verify we have passes)
2042 Highway 515 West, Blairsville, GA 30512 (M-F, 8:00a - 4:30p) - (706) 970-9776

OHV Annual Pass: $50/operator/year
Obtain at any Forest Service Office or at Recreation.gov/activitypass/Beasley-knob-ohv. Annual Passes are valid for Houston Valley, Whissenhunt, Beasley Knob, Town Creek, Oakey Mountain, and Davenport OHV Trails. You must purchase and print the annual pass ahead of time and display in your tow vehicle.
Open Season: Mid-March - January 2
Restrictions:
  • No bolted, studded or tire chains allowed.
  • No night riding.
  • The Forest Annual Pass cannot be used on this trail system.
Closest Towns: Blairsville, GA
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilet located at the Satterfield Trailhead
Passes:  
A day pass or OHV Annual Pass must be obtained before using the Beasley Knob OHV Trail.

Purchase your day pass at one of the following locations: 

Daily passes area available digitally by going to Recreation.gov/activitypass/Beasley-knob-ohv or by calling 877-444-6777, or by utilizing the QR code posted on the OHV area kiosk.

Blue Ridge Ranger District Office (Please call to verify we have passes)
2042 Highway 515 West, Blairsville, GA 30512 (M-F, 8:00a - 4:30p) - (706) 970-9776

The price of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest OHV Annual Pass is $50. This Annual Pass entitles you to ride on any designated Off-Highway Vehicle Trail in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests for 1 year. You must have this Annual Pass in your possession when you are riding. The OHV Annual Pass can be purchased at the Blue Ridge Ranger District Office or at Recreation.gov/activitypass/Beasley-knob-ohv.  

Check the status of your favorite trail or “call before you haul”. For more information, contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District.   
Information Center: Additional information can be obtained by contacting the:
Blue Ridge Ranger District
2042 Highway 515 West
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: 706-970-9776
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 4:30

General Information

Directions:

There are two parking areas from which to enter the OHV trail system.

Satterfield Trailhead- Beginning on US 76/Highway 515 in front of the Blairsville Post Office, go east for 0.7 mile. Turn right onto Windy Hill Road, a paved road. At 0.7 mile when Windy Hill curves sharply to the left, go straight onto a gravel road. After 0.1 mile, turn left onto a narrow gravel road, Forest Service Road #851. Continue 0.8 mile to the OHV trail system parking lot.

Blue Rock Trailhead- Beginning on US 76/Highway 515 in front of the Blairsville Post Office, go east for 3.4 miles. Turn right just before two large propane tanks onto Rosemary Lane, which is also Forest Service Road #93. At the first fork, go left. At the second fork go right. Follow the road to the parking lot at the end, a total of 1.6 miles.


General Notes:

PLEASE NOTE! This area is closed from January through March for resource protection during the wet and freezing months of the year, when the most impact from use can occur.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

SUITABLE FOR - Four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs and motorcycles.

Many of the trails within this system are classed as difficult to most difficult. This area is recommended for experienced riders only.

  1. Satterfield Trailhead - Off Hwy 76; Take Windy Hill Road
  2. Blue Rock Trailhead - Off Hwy 76; Take Rosemary Drive
Staging Area 10.6 miles
Class of Vehicle ATV, 4x4, Motorcycle
Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult


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