Frady Branch Trail System - Trail, Toccoa, Georgia

Frady Branch Trail System - Trail, Toccoa, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Approx. 14 miles of gravel roads, fire roads, and single track. Multiuse trails. Variety of terrain with short climbs and fast descents. Very scenic with stream crossings, vistas, rock overhangs, waterfalls, plus historical sites along the way.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 21, 2010]
matt6288
Weekend Warrior

Don't ride this trail this year. The extreme flood of 2009 destroyed the trail quality, literally washed away the road that took you to the trail, and bridges and pushed down trees over the trails. It has been so long since someone has ridden the trail that loose sand covers most of it. Wait until next year to give them time to fix it, if they can.

Customer Service

no recommended route

Similar Products Used:

Gainesville chatoochee or something like that. Lake isaqueena in clemson. stonewall falls in clayton. and if you have a little downhill desire, the atv trails in The stephens, habersham border

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1
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 18, 2006]
kent
Weekend Warrior

Once you get past the loose gravel and mud stomp from horses, this is a great trail. Not very technical or steep (though the climb up the flanks of Curahee is tough), the speed you can carry through the place makes it a blast. The understory vegetation is thick so the trail sneaks up on you. I rode most of the trails trying to catch as much single track as possible. All in all it is a very scenic and exciting ride. Combine a ride with a climbing trip to Curahee Mountain just up the road.

Customer Service

Many possible combinations through the four loops.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 01, 2006]
jtibb
Weekend Warrior

rode this trail a couple of weeks ago. will ride again in next few days. the first couple of miles suck because of the horses trashing the trail (soft,muddy) once past that, trails are all in pretty good shape. rode a couple of weeks ago a few days after some rain, no horses had been out there, awesome, never been better. we'll see in next few days now that hot,dry weather is here. not a wasted trip, miles,scenic,etc.. better than chicopee, better on week days(no horses)

Customer Service

outer loop, map in parking lot. just follow the outer perimeter all the way around, i dont know.. 10-12 miles?

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 30, 2005]
RevRob
Weekend Warrior

This trail is totally wore out but It does have the redeming sweet jumps that the ATV's have made. Back in the late 90's it was worse that it was now but overall what makes this place one of my favorites is not just this trail but the trail that connects which few know about. If you ride to the base where the train trussels are and then go past, eventually you will reach a dirt service road. There's about 3 or 4 different ways to get there from the service road but once you get there look for a large mound of bulldozed dirt that covers another trail. This Trail is called Dead Man's Branch and runs a couple miles of great single track which is fairly technical. This trail dumps into the back side of Toccoa Falls College next to there pond and huge 190 some foot water fall. It's great if you enjoy a tight single track. There are several streams along Dead Man's Branch trail but the coolest ones are the two deep ones at the end. By the way, it's named Deadmans's branch because of some old, old myth. There's a sign about it at the end of the trail on campus. The only reason I know all this is because I went to college there and use to ride this route about 3-4 times a week. Just as good now as it was then.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 27, 2004]
MRBIGG
Cross Country Rider

*THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOOD TRAIL IS OVER USED, ABUSED, AND UNDER MAINTAINED* Fortunatly, almost none of this damage has been caused by mountain bikes. Unfortunatly, none of these conditions will improve unless mountain bikers get involved. Frady Branch is just one of 4 or 5 trails which total over 14 miles within the Lake Russel Wildlife Management system, and being just over an hours drive from Atlanta, it has the potential to rival Blankets Creek and Chicopee. Although in saying that I must strongly emphasize the word potential. Upon pulling into the parking lot it is immediatly obvious that horses are the most frequent trail users, and upon entering the single track it is obvious that many of the riders (the equine type) have total disregard for maintaing trail conditions. (if a 30lbs bike can tear up a wet trail, try imagining what a 800lbs horse does to it) Before going any further I must state that I am not a horse hater. I have ridden many trails that allow horses and have seen nothing like that which exsists at Frady Branch. (These trails will not last more than a few years if they continue to be abused the way they have been) These are some of the wetest trails I have ever ridden where in some instances it would take a week or more of hot dry weather to dry out.(there's a reason this place has a bike wash) This coupled with excessive use by horses is a trail closing waiting to happen. That being said... the trails were great. Moments of trudging through lowland muck wondering why you decided to ride here instead of your favorite local spot, to be rewarded with winding fast downhills, exciting creek crossings, and a nice hill right in the middle which is sure to give any rider a good workout. I will definately ride these trails again and hopefully so will others. (the bike type) ***DO NOT LET THIS TRAIL SYSTEM GO TO WASTE*** If mountain bikers make there prescense known and show their enthusiasim for the system then this could be a great place to ride.(there is already camping and picnicing)

Customer Service

Frady Branch - counter clockwise

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 09, 2004]
BWatGT
Cross Country Rider

I rode this trail yesterday after getting excited by the two reviews posted here. 14 miles of exciting new singletrack!? the single track is actually just old double track that has become something of a singletrack. this can make for great riding, but not here. The trails just don't flow at all. This may be due to the fact that horses have destroyed the trail surface. there is horse crap everywhere and there are long stretchs of very loose sand and dirt that has been churned up by horses. I think that this place would have some potential if it were hardpack, but no one likes riding in sandy loose dirt and horse crap. maybe a management program similar to Tsali would work here; alternate days for bikers and horses. the scenery is nice, and I got a good workout, so it wasn't a complete waste of my time, but I'd rather go somewhere that I can get a good workout and then I get rewarded with fast, flowing singletrack and/or technical challenges. Frady branch just doesn't offer that. I realize that this is a new trail system, so hopefully more bike traffic will improve the trails.

Similar Products Used:

Bull/Jake mtn, the Aska rd. trails.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 05, 2004]
ramco
Weekend Warrior

I had a lot of fun on this trail system. The first two times we were pretty much alone except for a few horses. When we met them, we slowed down, dismounted, and let them go past. Later, we met another group of horses where the horses had never seen a bike. We felt special! They were ecited although we were stopped and off the trail. The horses were NOT glad to see us. But it worked out. It may get interesting when I find myself rounding a fast curve on the trail and go though a group of unsuspecting horses. Last night, we got lost and got back to the trailhead over 2 hours after dark. Only one of us had a light. It was great.

Customer Service

All of Frady Branch Trail System, & Do it again.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 03, 2004]
p0Ke'm@n
Cross Country Rider

A new and exciting 13 mile trail system in NE Georgia near Toccoa. Four distict loops with variable terrain, pleasing woodland views, and enough hills and descents to test intermediate skills. Multiuse trails, but few hikers or equestrians...at least during the week. Has a nice large trailhead with bike wash station. Twice around for an "epic".

Customer Service

Leatherwood Creek loop in either direction; Frady Br. loop clockwise..but its all good. See map/directions below.

Similar Products Used:

Travel to: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=17210 Trail map/pics: http://www.lrwma.com/id26 Other trails further north: Stonewall Falls/White Twister (when open)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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