With Road Rally and family obligations keeping me busy many weekends, I have neglected Georgia Overland. Captured in March, I have a nice trail running from the Georgia/South Carolina border to the Georgia/North Carolina border. I hope to have the processing and cleanup completed in the next week or two. Keep an eye out for it!
Today I received Georgia Overland's first reader-submitted trail! A big thank you goes to Blake Silvers of Rome, Georgia. Blake provided the location of Dunaway Gap Road, found in Northwest Georgia and midway between Calhoun and Summerville, straddling Floyd and Chattooga counties in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Dunaway Gap Road .kmz file contains only one point that is used to approximate the location of the road. Read the description below to get a better understanding of how to access it. Blake sent the following description of Dunaway Gap Road (as well as a couple nice pics of him and his Jeep on the trail).
Dunaway Gap Road can be accessed easily from Floyd Springs Road via Hwy 156 (Hwy 156 can be accessed from the east near downtown Calhoun or from the west near Armuchee/Hwy 27 north of Rome). Take Floyd Springs road north and Dunaway Gap Road will be on your left after a few miles. There are a series of public and legal dirt roads/paths in the area. There is a nice scenic view back towards The Pocket to the East and towards Alabama to the West that can be found if you take the slight right at the fork at the top of Dunaway Gap. The 3 prong fork can be seen on Google Street View. The middle fork is the only one that makes an obvious ascent up the ridge and 4-low on any stock Wrangler/CJ type vehicle or lifted rig will get you through some light, but fun wheeling to the ridge cut.
Thank you, Blake! I'm certain many readers will enjoy your contribution.
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Download the Dunaway Gap Road.kmz file.