Whissenhunt OHV Trails

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Whissenhunt OHV Trail is 11.2 miles in length with all two-way traffic trails, except for two motorcycle trails. The trails are suitable for motorcycles and ATVs. The trail system is approximately 6.0 miles north of Dahlonega, GA. Users are required to stay on the signed trails to prevent damage to the surrounding resources. Whissenhunt hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset. A fee is required to ride on this trail system.

Vicinity Map

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/whissenhunt-ohv or by calling 877-444-6777, or by utilizing the QR code posted on the OHV area kiosk.

Clay Creek Falls Grocery Store
2261 Oak Grove Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533,  (706) 482-0515

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/whissenhunt-ohv

Clay Creek Falls Grocery Store
2261 Oak Grove Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533,
(706) 482-0515

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/whissenhunt-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.)
Restrictions:
  • Vehicles must be less than 50 inches wide
  • Only ATV's and motorcycles permitted on designated trails
  • No night riding
  • The Forest Annual Pass cannot be used on this trail system.
Closest Towns: Dahlonega, GA
Water: None
Restroom: 1 Vault facility
Passes: A day pass or OHV Annual Pass must be obtained before using the Whissenhunt OHV Trail.

Purchase your day pass at one of the following locations: 

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

Clay Creek Falls Grocery Store
2261 Oak Grove Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533,  (706) 482-0515

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/whissenhunt-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:

Take US 19/60 north from Dahlonega for 2.2 miles. Turn left on paved county road (Wahsega Road) toward Camp Frank D. Merrill. Go 3.9 miles to dirt Forest Service Road #662, turn left into OHV parking area.


General Notes:

PLEASE NOTE! This area is closed from January 1 through March 31 for resource protection during the wet and freezing months of the year, when the most impact from use can occur.


Activities


OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

SUITABLE FOR - ATV 50" or less in width and motorcycles. Designated trails in this area range from easy to most difficult. Users are required to stay on the signed trails to prevent damage to the surrounding resources. Whissenhunt hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset.

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult


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