Department of Transportation.
As the name implies, the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway provides a chance to experience the varied terrain of northwest Georgia. Mountain overlooks and fertile farmlands can be found along the 51-mile byway as it travels U.S. 27, State Highways 156 and 136, and rural county roads. Outdoor activities ranging from hiking, camping, and picnicking to fishing and hunting can be enjoyed at the Keown Falls Scenic Area, the Pocket, and John's Mountain Overlook and Wildlife Management Area. The surrounding countryside also holds the histories of the native Cherokee Indian Nation; Civil War battles; and early settlers whose farmhouses, built in the 1800s, still stand.
Navigating the Byway:
The Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway travels in a loop.
Starting at the junction of US27 and Gore-Sublings Road east of Summerville, travel north along the Gore-Sublings Road, passing through the town of Subligna. The route then turns into Armuchee Road before changing to SR136 and passing through Villanow.
The byway then travels south along Furnance Creek and Pocket Road, and just before the town of Everett Springs, it turns into Everett Springs Road. Lovers Lane and Floyd Springs Road lead the way to Floyd Springs.
Continue northwest on US27 and the byway passes through the towns of Armuchee, Crystal Springs, Tidings and Kartah before meeting up with your starting point. Exit the byway by going west on US27 and returning to the town of Summerville.