Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts can find plenty of opportunities on the Oakey Mountain Trail System to practice their rigorous sport. This trail system is popular with individuals and family groups that want a scenic and often challenging ride within the National Forest.
Motorized trails close when conditions are wet to prevent trail damage and erosion into streams. Check the status of your favorite trail.
A full list of rules and regulations, including those implemented by the state of Georgia, are listed here.
Many of the trails have interconnecting loops, and riders have an opportunity to plan rides of varying lengths. The trails are only managed for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes. Jeeps, Hummers and other 4 x 4 vehicles are not allowed on trails. The maximum width these motorized trails will accommodate is 48 inches.
Annual Passes are valid for Houston Valley, Whissenhunt, Satterfield, Blue Rock, Town Creek, Oakey Mountain, and Davenport OHV Trails. You may print the annual pass and display in your tow vehicle. You can also print an operator pass to carry with you on the trail or download it to your device.
Care should be taken in the woods during big-game season. Wear blaze orange. Riding gear recommended.
Please check the forest website for the most recent closures and openings. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/conf/recreation
You must print your Day or Annual Pass and display it with the QR code and pass information visible on your tow vehicle dashboard for each rider. Area open from Sunrise to Sunset only to include the Day Use picnic area.
A pass is required per OHV operator and covers the use of the OHV on the specified trails. You must enter the names for each rider and a license plate for each tow vehicle that will be at the trailhead. Passes can be downloaded to each rider's phones, and/or printed ahead of time and carried on the trail. You can enter separate emails for each rider, or the purchaser can forward to an email or text the pass to each rider.
This pass is valid until 11:59 PM of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass. If you no longer have the vehicle associated with the Annual Pass, you need to come into an office and get a physical pass.
A full list of rules and regulations, including those implemented by the state of Georgia, are listed here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/conf/recreation/ohv/?cid=stelprdb5109064
Care should be taken in the woods during big-game season. Wear blaze orange. Riding gear recommended. Helmets are required.
Passes are non-transferrable between operators, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.
A state driver's license must be available to show during a law enforcement compliance check.
Cell phone connectivity on the forest may be limited, plan ahead.